Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Occasions columnist Thomas Friedman on Monday warned of current “chilling” developments throughout the GOP which he fears may sooner or later have a catastrophic impact on the nation.
Friedman feared persons are being “lulled” by a false sense of safety due to President Joe Biden’s lower-key administration and its dealing with of the coronavirus pandemic.
However “our democracy is as threatened in the present day” because it was when ex-President Donald Trump declared his intention to run for workplace, stated Friedman, citing how most Republicans have within the final couple of weeks fallen in line with Trump’s 2020 election lies. Distinguished holdouts Sens. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) and Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) are the exceptions to the brand new Republican norm, he famous.
“Subscribing to the large lie that this election was stolen has turn into a prerequisite now for thriving, surviving and rising on this Republican Occasion,” stated Friedman. “What does that imply? It implies that this GOP goes to be constructed on a huge lie.” He requested how individuals may presumably belief the get together in energy if its calling card was baselessly claiming the 2020 vote was stolen.
“It’s occurred like within the final couple of weeks, the place everybody fell into line and folks like (Home Minority Chief) Kevin McCarthy – their willingness to politically prostitute themselves with a purpose to, you understand, get the Speaker of the Home, it’s breathtaking that somebody would promote their soul that shamelessly,” stated Friedman.
“It’s simply chilling,” he added. “Now, think about, if he would try this, what’s going to they do as soon as they’re in energy to maintain energy? We’re in actual hazard right here.”
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