GOP Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel was asked on CBS’ Face The Nation how she felt about her uncle Sen Mitt Romney (R-UT), being banned from an upcoming CPAC event and specifically whether this was retaliation for Sen Romney not always siding with President Trump. Shockingly, Ronna McDaniels showed no sympathy for her uncle and instead made excuses for the decision to ban him from the CPAC event.
Host Margaret Brennan(video at 6:00 onwards):“The Conservative Political Action Conference [CPAC] has disinvited him [Mitt Romney] from an upcoming meeting. They’ve put up this ad online, there are TV ads against him. Do you think this is proper, political retaliation?”
GOP Chair Ronna McDaniel:“That’s the grassroots part of our party and they are upset. They are upset when people aren’t supporting the president and supporting our party, and they think if you’re not supporting him [Trump], you’re helping a Democrat get elected. That’s a very common belief among the grassroots of our party.” Basically nobody can ever disagree with Trump in Ronna McDaniel’s GOP.
Bottom line folks, American democracy is the envy of the world in large part because of its tolerace for dissent. Where, as here, GOP Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel and Trump are trying to normalize stiffling of political dissent and excusing it as normal grassroots outrage, all democracy-loving Americans have a duty to forcefully push back and call out their third-world dictatorship tactics.
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