In politics, reputation is everything. That reputation, whatever it may be, can make or break your career.
The reputations of two specific politicians, Mike Pence and Liz Cheney are going to be made or broken by the time the January 6th commission hearings are over. Will they be redeemed or go down in history for their misdeeds?
In any job, the ability to work with anyone within the organization is important. But there is a difference between knowing when to respectfully disagree and kissing ass. The former Vice President is the latter. For the entirety of the Presidency of you know who, Pence was a lapdog who did his boss’s bidding without (at least in public view) questioning his actions and motives. The only time he developed a backbone was when he did not go along with the lie that the election results were fraudulent. Now that he is back on the election circuit, Pence now claims that President Biden is one who is lying constantly.
I have a feeling that Pence’s place in American history will not be a good one.
Liz Cheney is the American political royalty. The daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, she has been a stalwart Republican for decades. Between 2016 and 2020, she consistently voted along party lines. Then January 6th happened. Cheney is one of two members of the GOP on the committee (the other being Adam Kinziger). Though I disagree with her on many things, the fact that she has put country and the saving of our democracy over party speaks volumes.
What will future historians say about Cheney? I think the jury is still out.
We cannot predict what posterity will say about this era. But I hope that we will remember those who stood up for our nation and those who didnt.
P.S. Who else wanted to reach out through the screen and hug Wandrea “Shaye” Moss and Ruby Freeman? The treatment they recieved is digusting, immoral, and in my opinion, unAmerican.