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MSNBC op-ed suggests Cheney's best chance of retaliation against Trump is fighting for 'voter rights'

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An MSNBC op-ed argued that if Rep. Liz Cheney (Wyoming, Republican) wants a political future in which she can defy former President Trump, it is "aggressively" seeking "voting rights and voter access." It was suggested that it was due to support.

Cheney suffered a crushing loss in the Republican congressional primary on Tuesday night,where she lost to Trump supporter Harriet Hageman by more than 30 percent. Since her loss, Cheney has hinted at the possibility of a 2024 presidential election. Works Wednesday. 

But Jones said if Cheney really wants to fight Trump, he should support voting rights instead of starting a presidential campaign. 

"If Cheney really wants to beat Trump, if the fascist Republican Party is enabling him, then a long-shot presidential election that is almost certainly doomed to failure." , is not the way to do it,” Jones warned.

Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., speaks to reporters after House Republicans voted to oust her from her leadership post as chair of the House Republican Conference, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, May 12, 2021.

Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo House Republicans speaking to reporters after voting to oust her from her leadership post as chairman of the House Republican meeting at the Capitol in Washington, May 12, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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To do so, Jones said Cheney would have to rethink several policy stances. 

"Cheney voted against the 2021 Democratic proposal to restore the protections outlined in the Voting Rights Act, which was overruled by the Supreme Court. ' he wrote. “She denied that Trump’s lies about the 2020 election paved the way for Republicans in state legislatures to pass voter suppression measures. Cheney certainly knows it depends on suppression." 

Democrats tried to pass voting rights bills: People About law. Freedom to Vote Act. and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. Republicans opposed these bills, but several Republican senators attempted to negotiate a compromise. The Republican opposition came as Democrats pushed for voter ID bans and public funding of campaigns. Cheney opposed these bills. 

In this Feb. 13, 2019 file photo, House Republican Conference chair Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., with House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., at right, talks to reporters during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington.

File dated February 13, 2019 In the photo, House Republican Conference Speaker Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyoming) and House Minority Leader Steve Scalis (R-Laos) speak to reporters at a press conference at the Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Jones says support for 'voter rights' and 'voter access' initiatives will helpTrump

"Strengthening voter protections for those Trump and the Republicans want to deny will counter the right's authoritarian power grabs." It's the best way," he explained. "Ultimately, Cheney's willingness to do this will show that she really cares about democracy, not just retribution, after she is ousted from Congress."

Jones said, Although he said he was unsure whether she would pursue this tactic, he had reason to believe she would, pointing to her concession speech. It's been said that the arc bends toward justice and freedom, and that's true, but only if you bend it," Cheney said after his defeat. 


"Actually, such things have been said by former President Barack Obama." Recasting a quote from Martin Luther King Jr. in 2013, Obama said: 'The arc of the moral universe may bend toward justice, but as such "I won't bend over," John wrote. Then-Vice President Joe Biden whispers "This is a big f------ deal," to President Barack Obama after introducing Obama during the health care bill ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, March 23, 2010.

whispered then-Vice President Joe Biden. After introducing President Obama at a health care bill ceremony in his East Room of the White House in Washington, March 23, 2010, Barack made a big f------deal to President Obama." said.(AP Photo/J.Scott Applewhite, File)


Jones concludes withcondemning the Republican Party of today, Republicans who want to be on the "right side" of history take his word for it. I warned you to listen. On the history side, she should remove the blindfold she wore and see that conservative attacks on democracy extend beyond Trump and January 6.

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