Colorado Representatives Split On Liz Cheney Vote
Colorado's congressional delegation was split when they voted on the removal of Representative Liz Cheney from her leadership position.
Cheney Under Fire
Cheney has come under fire in recent weeks for publicly announcing her disagreement with former President Donald Trump that the 2020 election was rigged and stolen. She's also expressed the belief that the former president had a role in the January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. CNN reports Cheney lost her post as the House Republican Conference Chair in Wednesday's vote.
Boebert Says We Aren't Going Back
Meanwhile. another congressman, Rep. Ken Buck, of Windsor was among those who voted against having Cheney removed from her leadership post. According to the Canon City Daily Record, another Colorado congressman, Rep. Doug Lamborn of Colorado Springs did not say how he voted but called Cheney a "strong conservative."
Repercussions and Consequences
There seems to be a growing divide among Republicans in the aftermath of the Joe Biden victory in the 2020 presidential election. We are witnessing that same divide right here in Colorado with our congressional leaders. Unfortunately, the new normal in politics is to vote with the majority and keep your mouth shut if you disagree. It used to be people could voice their differences of opinion civilly and respectfully -- and be respected in the process. Those days are gone. For those individuals who speak their conscience when it goes against the majority or the mainstream, it means repercussions and consequences.
Politicians or even regular citizens should be able to vote and speak from their heart and what their conscience tells them without facing backlash. Are those days truly gone forever?
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