Stop Cancelling Republican Leaders Who Voted to Impeach Trump

Target: Ronna McDaniel, Chair of the Republican National Committee

Goal: Do not punish Republican politicians for speaking out against former President Trump’s actions.

Republican commentators and politicians far and wide have railed against so-called “cancel culture,” whereby a person is condemned and often ostracized for taking actions or expressing views considered objectionable or offensive. The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) has even devoted a significant portion of its agenda to “uncancelling” America. With all the outrage and righteous indignation, why are Republican leaders in states across the country attempting to excommunicate Republicans who dare express an independent thought?

During the 2nd impeachment vote for former President Donald Trump, a total of 17 Republicans from both chambers of Congress cast their votes to convict Trump for incitement of insurrection. The representatives and senators in question knew the political peril they would face for breaking from party lines, but they decided to vote their consciences. The blowback was immediate, as nearly every Republican who cast a conviction vote faced censure from his or her state Republican leadership. The GOP conference chair, Liz Cheney, even endured a vote that could have resulted in removal from her post.

In politics, censure is a tool used to officially condemn a politican for words or actions that do not fall in line with a party’s belief system. Sound familiar? In essence, Republican leadership has engaged in a full-on attempt to “cancel” any member of the party who does not express blind allegiance to the former president.

Sign the petition below to urge an end to the hypocrisy and a renewed focus on party values that embrace debate, diverse ideas, inclusion, and an end to thought policing.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Ms. McDaniel,

“I was one of the 74 million Americans who voted for President Trump, in part because of the many accomplishments of his administration. Unfortunately, his behavior after the election betrayed the confidence millions of us placed in him.”

“Our Constitution and our country is more important than any one person. I voted to convict President Trump because he is guilty.”

“My party’s leadership has chosen loyalty to one man over the core principles of the Republican Party and the founders of our great nation.”

All of these statements were made by dedicated Republican leaders who were censured, or some may say “cancelled,” for voting to convict former President Trump in his impeachment trial.  You cannot rail against censorship and cry freedom of speech and then ostracize leaders who have faithfully adhered to true Republican values simply because they disagree with your narrative. The GOP is supposed to be a political party, not a cult.

End the cancel culture from within and stop punishing Republicans for following their consciences and their oaths of office.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Piotr VaGla Waglowski




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One Comment

  1. Robert Ortiz says:

    They shouldn’t be reprimanded or treated as pariahs just because they voted their conscience and what was best for the American people instead of going blindly along with their party.

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