Liz Cheney was quietly waiting for her moment to strike.
She drew up a plan to remove the new House Speaker and take power for herself.
And then she struck before anyone had time to prepare.
For the past year, Liz Cheney has been out of the news. She lost her seat in Congress and walked away in disgrace.
But the whole time, instead of enjoying her private life, she was planning revenge on the conservatives in Congress who helped take her out of her seat.
And now that Mike Johnson is the new Speaker of the House, she has her eyes set on him for retaliation.
When she released her new book, she was hoping her attacks on Speaker Johnson would force Republicans to remove him.
And in the process, she was hoping she could once again increase her own power and influence over American politics.
It was an incredibly sneaky move by Cheney, who is the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney. She is the scion of the most authoritarian family in American politics.
And just like her father, she is playing a nasty brand of politics and seeking to destroy anyone who gets in her way.
According to The Guardian, “In a new book, the anti-Trump Republican Liz Cheney accuses Mike Johnson of dishonesty over both the authorship of a supreme court brief in support of Donald Trump’s attempt to overthrow the 2020 election and the document’s contents, saying the congressman, who is now US House speaker, duped his party with a ‘bait and switch.’”
Here is what Cheney had to say: “As I read the amicus brief – which was poorly written – it became clear Mike was being less than honest. He was playing bait and switch, assuring members that the brief made no claims about specific allegations of [electoral] fraud when, in fact, it was full of such claims.”
There is no reason for her to go after Speaker Johnson right now as he is trying to navigate the difficult position he has been thrust into.
It doesn’t benefit America at all for her to do this. It only satisfies her lust for revenge.
The article continues, “On Tuesday, CNN ran excerpts from Cheney’s book, quoting her view that Johnson ‘appeared especially susceptible to flattery from Trump and aspired to being anywhere in Trump’s orbit.’”
Later on in the article, Cheney lists more of her grievances. “The case in which the amicus brief was filed saw Republican states led by Texas attempt to persuade the supreme court to side with Trump over his electoral fraud lies.”
“It did not. As Cheney points out, even the two most rightwing justices, Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas, who wanted to hear the case, said they would not have sided with the complainants.”
Liz Cheney should leave Speaker Johnson alone and get out of the public spotlight.
Her latest grab for power is already failing, and she should have known that she could never have persuaded Republicans to ditch their new Speaker.