Clyburn: GOP’s Liz Cheney Purge is ‘Classic Cancel Culture’

Clyburn: GOP’s Liz Cheney Purge is ‘Classic Cancel Culture’

May 10, 2021

Sunday on CNN’s State of the Union, House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn blathered falsely that if the Republican Party removes Rep. Liz Cheney from her leadership role, it would be “classic cancel culture.”

“You know, I don’t agree with Liz much politically, but, you know, that’s how we grow as a country,” Clyburn said. “This whole thing that everybody ought to be in lockstep that is what leads people to destruction. People ought to have a diversity of thought.”

Yes, they should, but your party demonizes and destroys anyone, left or right, who doesn’t conform to the leftist lockstep orthodoxy. Instead, Clyburn hypocritically went on to accuse the right of cancel culture:

“The [Republican] people down from Abraham Lincoln kept this party alive on the basis of anti-slavery, which itself was a big lie, and now they are perpetuating it. Now, they talk a lot about cancel culture. This is a classic cancel culture. They are perpetuating that which they argued that they are against.”

Voting Cheney out of power is not cancel culture. Clyburn is projecting. Cancel culture is the silencing and personal and professional destruction of anyone who blasphemes the political idols of the woke mob. It is a totalitarian movement of Clyburn’s party, a new Red Guard; there is no Republican equivalent.

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