A tale of two votes (one of them a secret)

February 5, 2021 in News by RBN Staff


Source: One News Now

Two votes on Thursday involved the future roles of two GOP House members – and neither result is pleasing conservative observers.

In one case, a former Texas political leader finds it “shameful” that House Republicans overwhelmingly rejected a call to punish a high-ranking member of their own party for her disloyalty to President Donald Trump. By a secret ballot vote of 145-61, Republicans defeated an effort by staunch conservatives in the party to remove Congresswoman Liz Cheney (R-Wyoming) from her number-three leadership position in the wake of her vote last month to impeach President Trump.

Cheney is a daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney and a fixture of the party establishment. She was one of the ten House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump last month. And in a closed-door session she was unrepentant, saying “I won’t apologize for the vote.”


Cathie Adams serves as 1st vice president on the national board of Eagle Forum and is a former chairman of the Republican Party of Texas.

“I think that it is shameful that the Republicans did what they did,” Adams tells One News Now. “Why in the world would they be 145-61 in a secret ballot? They had an opportunity to remove a person [Cheney] who has proven that she is disloyal [and] who has proven that she truly is not a leader …. She’s just a renegade. She’s just out there on her own.”

But Adams points out that Republican voters will have their say in next year’s primaries.

“Liz Cheney has proven herself to not be a true Republican conservative who is out there to overcome the swamp and do what is best for every American instead of doing what is best for corporate America and for the Communist Chinese,” she concludes. “I really think that [she] has shown herself to be a person who does need to be defeated at the polls.”

The 11 Republicans who voted to removed Rep. Greene from the Education and Labor Committee and the Budge Committee are: Mario Diaz-Balart (Florida), Brian Fitzpatrick (Pennsylvania), Carlos Gimenez (Florida), Chris Jacobs (New York), John Kato (New York), Young Kim (California), Adam Kinzinger (Illinois), Nicole Malliotakis (New York), Maria Salazar (Florida), Chris Smith (New Jersey), and Fred Upton (Michigan).

Greene blasts ‘cancel culture’

Then there was the other vote yesterday involving a GOP House member. In that matter, all the Democrats and 11 Republicans voted (230-199) to remove first-term Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Georgia) from her committee assignments, accusing her of spreading hateful and violent conspiracy theories. (See sidebar)

But Greene (pictured below) – who took to the House floor on her own behalf donning a dark mask emblazoned with the words “FREE SPEECH” – didn’t go down without a fight.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene“School shootings are absolutely real – and every child who was lost, those families mourn it. I also want to tell you, 9/11 absolutely happened. I remember that day, crying all day long watching it on the news,” she shared.

While those weren’t clarifications one might expect that a sitting member of Congress feels a need to make, Greene was under fire for past Twitter reposts and “likes” of some QAnon conspiracy theories – and she was fighting for her congressional life. But it wasn’t just the QAnon stuff that got her into trouble with her Democratic colleagues.

“When I say that I absolutely believe with all my heart that God created them male and female – and that should not be denied – when I am censored for saying those types of things, that is wrong,” she added. “Cancel culture is a real thing; it is very real. And when Big Tech companies like Twitter, you can scroll through and see where someone may have retweeted porn, this is a problem.”

And when the moment gave Green the opportunity to share her faith with her colleagues, she seized it:

“These [statements you have cited against me] were words of the past. [They] do not represent me, they do not represent my district, and they do not represent my values. Here’s what I can tell you — I’m beyond grateful for this opportunity, and I’ll tell you why:

“I believe in God with all my heart and I’m so grateful to be humbled, to be reminded that I’m a sinner and that Jesus died on the cross to forgive me for my sins.”

Cathie Adams heard Greene’s testimony in the face of the stern rebuke by House members.

“I am so proud of Congresswoman Greene because, number one, she started out presenting the gospel of Jesus. How can any man woman or child be saved eternally? That’s how she started her speech before her fellow Congress members,” Adams says. Also, says the former GOP state leader, Greene unapologetically defended life.