Why we just witnessed a pro-Trump purge in the Republican Party

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Vote to oust Liz Cheney about democracy, how far party will go for ex-president It’s almost over. A rare remaining ember of resistance to Donald Trump in the upper echelons of the U.S. Republican Party is on the verge of being extinguished. Republicans will vote Wednesday on whether to purge Liz Cheney from her position in the party leadership in the House of Representatives. It would have been a mind-boggling turn of events not too long ago. She’s very conservative. She’s been a fierce partisan and is the daughter of a former vice-president. Yet party leaders are now angling to replace her with the less-conservative Elise Stefanik. The episode sheds light on the state of American politics in 2021 — and into the former president’s dominance over one of the country’s two major parties.

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