House GOP Conference Chair Liz Cheney has earned the assist of convicted felon turned Twitter pundit OJ Simpson, amid the struggle for her political life.
Cheney (R-Wy.), the No. 3 Republican within the House, earned the Juice’s respect as a result of she “stands up for truth.”
Simpson provided his type phrases through video posted to Twitter Monday, noting that initially, “I gotta admit, I was not a fan of Liz Cheney.”
“Don’t get me wrong, I’m 50-50 on her politics, but I didn’t like her. And then I just realized recently, the reason I didn’t like her had to do with her father, probably my least favorite politician of my adult life, former Vice President Dick Cheney,” he continued.
“Then I saw a show the other day and I saw a quote by Voltaire and it said that patriotism was the enemy of mankind,” Simpson then stated, noting the quote incorrectly.
The precise quote from the French author reads, “It is lamentable that to be a good patriot, one must become the enemy of the rest of mankind.”
Simpson went on to say that whereas fascinated by the quote, he “somehow started thinking about the Republican Party.”
“It’s seems that that big truth and honesty, seems to be the enemy of many of these Republican politicians,” he continued, “And Liz Cheney stands up for the truth, that’s got her a lot of heat.”
“She may lose her position in the party, she may even lose her career as a politician, but that is something to be admired. Standing up for the truth, that’s something I know her father wouldn’t have done so, right now I’m kind of a fan of Liz Cheney,” he closed.
Simpson, a as soon as revered soccer participant and public determine, was acquitted of the 1994 homicide of Ron Goldman and ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson, although he misplaced a civil swimsuit which was repeatedly upheld in appeals courts holding him chargeable for the deaths.
He additionally did 9 years in jail for armed theft and kidnapping in Nevada.
The No. 3 House Republican survived an try and oust her from management in February over her impeachment vote.
Her standing with GOP colleagues has weakened since then although, as members grew annoyed together with her continued feedback concerning the previous president and the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
Her cut up with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) on the scope of a 9/11-style fee on the riot, in addition to her revealing exclusively to The Post that she was mulling a 2024 White House bid, additionally drew the ire of management.
McCarthy was caught on a hot mic final Tuesday stating, “I think she’s got real problems. I’ve had it with … I’ve had it with her. You know, I’ve lost confidence.”
This weekend he went additional, formally endorsing Stefanik for the job.
McCarthy notified House Republicans in a letter Monday that he would transfer ahead on a vote on the highest management place this Wednesday.
“This is no time to take our eye off the ball. If we are to succeed in stopping the radical Democrat agenda from destroying our country, these internal conflicts need to be resolved so as to not detract from the efforts of our collective team.”
“Having heard from so many of you in recent days, it’s clear that we need to make a change,” he wrote, referencing Republicans’ purpose to take again the House and Senate in 2022.
Stefanik has the backing of House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) and former President Trump.
In a press release to The Post final week, Scalise spokeswoman Lauren Fine defined the choice as one about retaining Republicans’ priorities in test.
Since then, former President Trump has doubled down on his opposition to “warmonger” Cheney retaining her management put up or her House seat, releasing assertion after assertion knocking the embattled Wyoming lawmaker.
“The House GOP has a massive opportunity to upgrade this week from warmonger Liz Cheney to gifted communicator Elise Stefanik. Elise has intelligence, an endorsement from American Patriot Brandon Judd and the National Border Patrol Council, she has an A+ from the NRA, and she loves our Veterans,” he stated in a press release Monday.
For her half, Cheney has stood by her positions, arguing in a Washington Post op-ed final week, “History is watching. Our kids are watching. We should be courageous sufficient to defend the fundamental rules that underpin and shield our freedom and our democratic course of.
“I am committed to doing that, no matter what the short-term political consequences might be.”