“Whereas, Representatives Cheney and Kinzinger are participating in a Democrat-led persecution of ordinary citizens engaged in legitimate political discourse, and they are both utilizing their past professed political affiliation to mask Democrat abuse of prosecutorial power for partisan purposes, therefore, be it resolved, That the Republican National Committee hereby formally censures Representatives Liz Cheney of Wyoming and Adam Kinzinger of Illinois and shall immediately cease any and all support of them as members of the Republican Party for their behavior which has been destructive to the institution of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Republican Party and our republic, and is inconsistent with the position of the Conference.

If there has ever been such a thing as a rabbit hole the RNC and the Republican congressmen couldn’t wait to go headlong down this one, and there seems to be no way it can turn out good for the party. Ironically, this comes on the same day that Trumps former vice President Pence seems to have belatedly located his pair and said the following out loud in front of this audience of Federalist Society attendees. “This week, our former president said I had the right to ‘overturn the election.’ President Trump is wrong,”  “I had no right to overturn the election. The presidency belongs to the American people and the American people alone.” “Frankly there is almost no idea more un-American than the notion that any one president could choose the American president,” he added. The remarks are the former vice president’s strongest rebuke of Trump’s efforts to overturn the election results and defend the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, during which rioters reeked deadly attacks on the capital.

On the following Tuesday Senator McConnel denounced the RNC and its characterization of the Jan. 6 riot as “legitimate political discourse,” saying the riot was a “violent insurrection.” When asked by CNN’s reporter Manu Raju whether he had confidence in RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, McConnell said he did. But then he added “The issue is whether or not the RNC should be sort of singling out members of our party who may have different views from the majority. That’s not the job of the RNC.”

Rona McDaniel is the chairwoman of the Republican National Committee, a granddaughter of George W. Romney, and niece of Mitt Romney.  This is one apple that fell some distance from the tree and shows in this instance blood is not thicker than water. She disagreed with Mitt voting to impeach Trump. But more recently in response to Mitt’s objection to the RNC’s censure she tweeted .@GOPChairwoman; This is not the first time I have disagreed with Mitt, and I imagine it will not be the last. The bottom line is President Trump did nothing wrong, and the Republican Party is more united than ever behind him. I, along with the @GO, stand with President Trump. 2:34 PM · Feb 5, 2020Sprout Social CNN reports the early draft described the inquiry as a Democrat-led persecution of ordinary citizens engaged in nonviolent and legal political discourse.” As Trump might say: “You go girl.”