Bring on the Liz Cheney death match

A January 6 Commission Report wouldn’t be a cure-all silver truth bullet to shoot into malignant MAGA social media streams. But it would help establish a baseline of who was responsible for knowing what, when. And, given the broad number of groups involved with Stop the Steal efforts leading up to January 6, a sweeping exercise in accountability is needed.

If such a report is authorized, it could be released before more election lies saturate the midterms. The facts established in such a report could speak to a small fraction of Republican voters who remain committed to democracy and hold sway over essential races.

When you look at it this way, there’s upside for Cheney. She’ll soon be liberated to do far more good outside of GOP leadership than she could inside it. She’ll still be a member of Congress and even if she loses her seat in 2022 she has more than a year left in office to create a pro-democracy faction within the party.

Cheney has already spectacularly proved her point: As she wrote, “The Republican Party is at a turning point, and Republicans must decide whether we are going to choose truth and fidelity to the Constitution.”