The question facing Republicans is not whether to rock the boat. The question is which boat do you want to be on. Do you want to be with the insurrectionists, who ignored facts, distorted reality and encouraged the storming of the Capitol last week? Or do you want to stand with principle-based centrists and conservatives who believe in and are driven by the ideas that made our party — and our country — great?
If you are a principled centrist or principled conservative, now is not the time to remain silent. To do so will lead to more of the same — a party devoid of principles and dominated by personalities.
It also will lead to centrists and conservatives being challenged by those who stand with and cheered on the insurrectionist wing.