To the Editor:
Before casting their vote in this primary, Republicans need to ask themselves how they would have reacted if a Democratic president had done what Donald Trump did in the wake of the 2020 election.
What would have been their reaction if false claims of election fraud were repeatedly made by that Democratic president and his or her minions, even after the courts had ruled that those claims had no validity?
Would they have calmly stood by while the president urged his supporters, many of whom he knew to be armed, to march on the Capitol to stop the certification of the election, and then did nothing for hours as the mob went out of control, even threatening the vice president?
And how would they have characterized Democratic party leadership who initially condemned the president’s actions, only to backpedal in order to curry favor with him or her?
We all know the answers to those questions. Republicans would be up in arms, demanding the president be held accountable, and they would rightly condemn the Democrats who supported those actions as spineless and unworthy to represent the people in Congress. How ever much we like a person, or their policies, we cannot let them get away with intentionally endangering our cherished democracy.
A fundamental principle of democracy is that everyone is equal in the eyes of the law. True patriots support this concept.
Liz Cheney is a true patriot. Her conservative credentials in Congress are second to none. But she knows that Donald Trump tried to subvert the will of the people after the 2020 election, and this cannot go unchallenged and unpunished. Because if Trump is not held to account, it could happen again.
Vote for a patriot. Vote for a guardian of democracy. Vote for Liz Cheney.
Carolyn Williams, Cody