A political leader willing to lose on principle is a rarity in any era of American history. Seeing one in 2022, as Trump trumpets lies and incites violence about the 2020 election, is something akin to spotting a dinosaur in the wild.
"Many disasters have been created by the majority, just as many disasters have been averted by the minority," writes Mike Quinn of Bismarck. "We elect people because we believe they are better than us, smarter than us and more moral."
I cannot fathom why so many Trump supporters, who wave American flags in the air, call themselves patriots and cloak themselves in the rhetoric of the American Revolution, would continue to support Donald Trump after the horrific events of Jan. 6, 2021.
Cheney, of Wyoming, is the most high-profile of the nine congressional Republicans who former President Trump is trying to drive from office after they rejected his false claims that his 2020 election defeat was the result of widespread fraud.