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Trump punishes Republicans who defied him. Will Liz Cheney be next?

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Trump punishes Republicans who defied him. Will Liz Cheney be next?

Republicans should nominate a new standard bearer, and Democrats should stop screaming about the health of American democracy on TV while funneling millions to those who seek to undermine it.

Scott Jennings

Opinion contributor

There’s no doubt Donald Trump remains the most potent force in the Republican Party, both from a fundraising perspective and as an influencer for GOP voters. He’s successfully lined up opposition to Republican politicians who either voted to impeach him or opposed him publicly in some way.

The next test of this will be in Wyoming, where political analysts expect Rep. Liz Cheney to lose her primary against a Trump-backed opponent. Cheney has been the most outspoken Republican against Trump and co-chairs the House Select Committee on the Jan. 6 attacks. Cheney’s primary contest comes on the heels of Rep. Peter Meijer’s defeat in Michigan on Tuesday.

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