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TIME op-ed mocked for suggesting Republicans used 'Soviet technology' to 'make someone disappear' on Liz Cheney

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TIME Washington correspondent Philip Elliott was met with ridicule by Twitter users on Wednesday after comparing the Republican Party to the Soviets and saying that Republicans "disappeared" from Liz He Cheney.

"The Soviet Union is not the only one who is good at making people disappear," Elliott warned in an article entitled "Republicans borrowed Soviet technology to make Liz Cheney disappear." . "Look at Wyoming. This week, votersex-President Donald Trumpousted a former senior member of the Republican establishment from office," he said. 

In the article, the author argued that Cheney somehow, like someone who rebelled against Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin after losing by a wide margin in the Republican primary in Wyoming, was

Elliot suggested that Cheney, once a mainstay ofRepublican politics, was a party leader when he opposed party leader Donald Trump. He talked about how he rebelled against the new direction. "Her performance made her a darling of liberals, who until recently thought the Cheneys were the worst people in America," he said.

Soviet political leader Joseph Stalin, who led the Soviet Union from 1922 until his death in 1953.

Soviet political leader Joseph Stalin(AP)

After first-round defeat in landslide, Liz Cheney announces new anti-Trump group, She says she is "thinking" about bidding

Cold War-era Soviets proud.

A TIME writer noted how Republicans who voted to impeach a sitting Republican president were punished by American voters, saying, "The current roster of Republicans is like a postcard for the Politburo. Eight of those who voted for Trump's second impeachment will not return next year.''

"Almost everyone who didn't stand with Comrade Donald was cut off from the roster and erased from the picture."

Elliott praised Cheney while denouncing the Republican Party's current political trajectory.

The Kremlin's Spasskaya Tower and St. Basil's Cathedral are seen through the art object in Zaryadye park in Moscow, Russia March 15, 2022. 

Spasskaya Tower of the Kremlin and St. Basil's Cathedral visible Through objects in Zaryadye Park, Moscow, Russia, March 15, 2022.  ((REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina/File Photo))

Loss of Liz Cheney in Wyoming , lawyers and pundits responded: "Bye-bye girl." "The unresolved question is whether Cheney can jam the gears with enough force to at least wobble them, or whether the machine will hold her up." It's whether you keep whittling away from your real power."

Twitter user says Republicans used "Soviet technology" in missing person to oust Cheney. criticized the article.

DC Examiner columnist T. Becket Adams sarcastically commented and tweeted: Union. 

he tweeted:

FILE - Vice Chair Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., speaks at the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol holds a hearing at the Capitol in Washington, June 28, 2022. 

File - Vice-Chair Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., US Capitol Jan. 6, holding public hearing June 28, 2022 at Capitol, Washington Speaking before the House Select Committee investigating attacks on  ((AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File))


Audience member Steven L. He seemed to have answered, stating, "Soviet skills of civilians who vote quietly and politely in primaries."

Podcast host Jesse Hawken wrote, "Yeah, it's the famous Soviet Union for elections."

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