The Modern Gettysburg Address
Her address was met with a sustained standing ovation. Liz Cheney The Modern Gettysburg Address
We have a new leader amongst us, a leader willing to stand up for the rights of women, to defend integrity in all of government.
Figure 1. Liz Cheney at the Ronald Regan Library:
Liz Cheney says Republicans can't be loyal to both Trump and the Constitution. She refers to the compelling testimony of Cassidy Hutchinson. She said little girls across the country are seeing in Hutchinson "what it really means to be a patriot," and added, "These days for the most part, men are running the world and it is really not going that well."
Figure 2. Cassidy Hutchinson Testifying to the US Congressional January 6th Committee Hearing
Liz Cheney praised Cassidy Hutchinson, a former aide to Mark Meadows, Mr. Trump’s last White House chief of staff, for Hutchinson’s public testimony in Congress. “Her bravery and patriotism were awesome to behold,” Ms. Cheney said. “We’re confronting a domestic threat that we have never faced before,” she said of the former president.
Confronting a domestic threat from a former president who is attempting to unravel the foundations of our constitutional republic is the fundamental task at hand. Liz Cheney said. "And he is aided by Republican leaders and elected officials who made themselves willing hostages to this dangerous and irrational man."
Figure 3. Liz Cheney, Listens as Cassidy Hutchinson Testifies to the House Select Committee Investigating the Jan. 6 Attack on the U.S. Capitol
Source: .J. Scott Applewhite / AP
The Republican congresswoman serves as ranking member of the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. She said it has become clear that Trump's efforts to overturn the 2020 election "were even more chilling and threatening than we imagined." She said "In the reality that we face today as Republicans, as we think about the choice in front of us, we have to choose, because Republicans cannot both be loyal to Donald Trump and loyal to the Constitution."
Liz Cheney pointed out that the young woman Cassidy Hutchinson's superiors, "men many years older, are hiding behind executive privilege, anonymity and intimidation." She calls out the Republican leaders who had “made themselves willing hostages to this dangerous and irrational man (Mr. Trump).” She said, continuing, “even after all we’ve seen, they’re enabling his lies.”
Liz Cheney was able to directly confront the inuendo campaign against women’s rights brought by Donald Trump.
Figure 4. Liz Cheney Urges Nation to Confront Trump as a “Domestic Threat”
At this moment, we are confronting a domestic threat that we have never faced before — and that is a former president who is attempting to unravel the foundations of our constitutional republic,” Ms. Cheney said in a speech at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif., where her address was met with a sustained standing ovation.
The only thing Liz Cheney’s speech lacked was the opening, "Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth, on this continent, a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived, and so dedicated, can long endure.”
Figure 5. Abraham Lincoln Delivering the Gettysburg Address
Source: National Geographic Society.
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