After the GOP in the House Of Representatives voted to strip Republican Liz Cheney of Wyoming of her leadership position, the future of the Republican Party itself was questioned.
Several politicians have commented on the messiness of the GOP's current situation with factions backed by White supremacists, White nationalists, QAnon conspiracy theory zealots, Evangelical Christians with God-like worship for Donald Trump all clashing against old-school pro-big business fiscal conservatives.
Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren summed up the self-consuming nature of the new, splintered Republican party in an interview on A Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
You can watch the moment here:
When Colbert asked about the Republican platform, Senator Warren said:
"This is all about loyalty to one human being."
"It's not about democracy, it's not about principle, it's not about anything, except everyone has to bend a knee and pledge loyalty to one human being."
"We've never done this in our country. This is not how a democracy functions."
Warren added—in an assessment of the fallout between Republicans standing up to Trump after January 6 and those who will support him and his lies no matter what:
"The Republican Party is eating itself and it is discovering that the meal is poisonous."
Shortly after Trump held a rally promoting the "Big Lie" which incited an insurrection that resulted in the deaths of 5 people including Capitol police officer Brian Sicknick, some GOP members in Congress voted to not certify the election results in a bid to install Trump as an unelected dictator.
Republican Liz Cheney was one of eleven GOP Representatives to vote in favor of impeaching the former President a second time.
Trump would avoid conviction again, but seven GOP Senators voted to convict him for his part in inciting the Capitol riot.
Whether or not the GOP will be negatively affected by this unflinching alliance to the former President remains to be seen. As strange as it feels, it has only been 4 months since the Capitol insurrection and the fallout and consequences will likely not be clear for quite some time.
Either way the GOP appears on a path to destruction—it's just a question of which factions destruction will come first.