Calmes: Congress is trying to stop its own members from another coup attempt


Call it the (spineless) Republicans’ lament: “The things we do for the orange Jesus.”

Those were the words muttered by one House Republican on Jan. 6, 2021, according to Rep. Liz Cheney, as he joined other Trump toadies in a party cloakroom to sign official objections to Joe Biden’s electoral votes from key states. Those objections were just what then-President Trump and a growing mob outside the Capitol were demanding.

Cheney watched her colleague and thought, “You know, you’re taking an act that is unconstitutional.” She recounted the episode Monday for an audience at the…



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Written by Bourbiza Mohamed

I have 26 years of experience as a professional writer and editor and have been working as a full time freelancer since 2011. I am originally from Casablanca, Morocco, and I graduated from Qatar University with a degree in journalism. I have worked for newspapers, magazines, news agencies, websites. I speak fluent Arabic, French, English, Russian and Spanish.

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