NYT-skrywer argumenteer Liz Cheney, wat haar primêre verloor het deur 37 punte, 'won' 'in the ways that count'

Die stuk, getiteld “Op die maniere wat tel, Liz Cheney het gewen,” is geskryf deur Frank Bruni, a contribution opinion writer who was on the Timesstaff for over 25 jare, vir sy weeklikse nuusbrief.

While Bruni conceded thatLiz Cheney was defeated overwhelmingly in her House Republican primary in Wyoming” en dit “her time in Congress is winding down”, he argued that despite this, “it’s impossible for me to say that she lost.

He wrote that Cheneychose the tough world of truth over Donald Trump’s underworld of lies” en “that’s a moral victory.

Vice Chair Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., gives her opening remarks as Committee Chairman Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Mej., links, looks on, as the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 aanval op die V.S. Capitol holds its first public hearing to reveal the findings of a year-long investigation, by die Capitol in Washington, Donderdag, Junie 9, 2022. (AP Foto / J. Scott Applewhite)

Vice Chair Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., gives her opening remarks as Committee Chairman Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Mej., links, looks on, as the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 aanval op die V.S. Capitol holds its first public hearing to reveal the findings of a year-long investigation, by die Capitol in Washington, Donderdag, Junie 9, 2022. (AP Foto / J. Scott Applewhite) (AP Images)

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Bruni argued that Cheney’scleareyed vision to see Trump for what he is…makes her a champion in the ways that count most.

Come January, she will no longer be Representative Cheney because she represents steadfast principle in an era with a devastating deficit of it,” Bruni wrote.

History will smile on her for that,” gaan hy voort.

Bruni argued thatthere could be no dispute, at least not among honest and sensible patriots, about the correctness of her positions on Trump, on her party’s fealty to him and on the peril that he poses to the future of American democracy.

The Jan. 6 komitee, which includes anti-Trump Republicans Liz Cheney and Adam Kingzinger, will air their Thursday hearing during primetime.

The Jan. 6 komitee, which includes anti-Trump Republicans Liz Cheney and Adam Kingzinger, will air their Thursday hearing during primetime. (Andrew Harnik/Pool via REUTERS)

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Implicit in his argument is that the people who voted against Cheney, in his view, are not honest and sensible.

Bruni noted that hewas sad and angry when she celebrated the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade” maar dat hy “grudgingly respected Cheney’s fidelity to her beliefs and readiness to alienate her newest fans.

“[H]eroes are as messy as villains,” Bruni wrote of Cheney. “But a hero she is.

MENDON, IL - JUNIE 25: Donald Trump arrives to give remarks during a Save America Rally with former US President Donald Trump at the Adams County Fairgrounds on June 25, 2022 in Mendon, Illinois. (Photo by Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images)

MENDON, IL – JUNIE 25: Donald Trump arrives to give remarks during a Save America Rally with former US President Donald Trump at the Adams County Fairgrounds on June 25, 2022 in Mendon, Illinois. (Photo by Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images) (Photo by Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images)

He concluded, “The losers on Tuesday night were the Republican Party, which needs her more than she needs it, and the United States, which needs rescue from its ruinous indulgence of Trump. Cheney has made that case as forcefully as anyone, holding on to the greatest prize of all: her dignity.

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