RNC Censures Cheney and Kinzinger Over Jan. 6 Work

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    The Facts

    • The RNC voted on Friday to formally censure Reps. Liz Cheney (R-WY) and Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) for their work on the Special Committee investigating Jan. 6.

    • A select panel originally advanced the motion on Thursday, ahead of Friday's vote by the full RNC.


    The Spin

    Pro-Trump narrative

    Cheney represents the old GOP, which was more in tune with Wall Street than middle America. This is the eleventh-hour of a dying ancient regime that's trying to stand in the way of Trump's GOP and its populist defense of working-class Americans.

    Left narrative

    The GOP is now a willing hostage of the disgraced former president. The party will no longer tolerate the presence of conscientious conservatives who stand for truth and the rule of law.


    Establishment split

    CRITICAL

    PRO

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