This morning the Republican Congressional Caucus voted to elect Trump devotee and Big Lie supporter Representative Elise Stefanik as conference chair, making it clear that the Republican Party is the party of Trump and conspiracy theorists.
But even with the election of Stefanik, Representatives Carlos Giménez and Maria Elvira Salazar are still refusing to say whether earlier in the week they stood up for the truth and democracy, or pandered to Donald Trump and voted to oust Liz Cheney.
It is obvious from their silence that Reps. Salazar and Giménez do not stand on the side of truth and democracy. If they did, they would say so.
In response to Salazar and Gimenez’s pandering to Donald Trump and their anti-democracy actions, Florida Democratic Party Chair Manny Diaz released the following statement:
“Representatives Maria Elvira Salazar and Carlos Giménez had the chance to stand up for truth, to stand up for democracy, and to stand up for freedom of thought — all things to which they love to pay lip service. Instead, they stood idly by and refused to defend Liz Cheney for telling the truth about the 2020 election, bowing to Republican conspiracy theorists and the cult of Donald Trump. How can we expect Giménez and Salazar to defend our democracy if they couldn’t even take the time to support a member of their own caucus who was simply telling the truth and standing up for our democracy?”
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