Trump’s GOP Demands Loyalty to the “Big Lie” While Purging Truth-Tellers
We begin with a Republican Party now in the hands of a wannabe-dictator who lost the last election but launched the “stop the steal” campaign to both make money off his followers and get back into power by pushing the big lie which has become a loyalty test in Trump’s GOP that is now purging those who would dare tell the truth. Geoffrey Kabaservice, director of political studies at the Niskanen Center in Washington D.C. and author of Rule and Ruin: The Downfall of Moderation and the Destruction of the Republican Party, from Eisenhower to the Tea Party, joins us to discuss the threat to American democracy that Trump and his GOP poses. With the purging of Liz Cheney from her House leadership position underway because she acknowledged the reality of Trump’s defeat and his responsibility for the attack on the Capitol, there is a very real possibility Trump’s Republican lackeys could lie and cheat their way back into power which would be the beginning of the end of American democracy.
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