Maddow noted that Cheney, who faces removal Wednesday for rejecting ex-President Donald Trump’s election lies, actually voted with Trump about 92.9% of the time, according to FiveThirtyEight.com.
Cheney’s likely replacement, Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.), only voted with Trump 77.7% of the time.
“Significantly less, in terms of policy, in terms of allying herself with Trump, in terms of how Trump governed,” said Maddow. “Cheney is much Trumpier than Elise Stefanik.”
“But that’s just proof that this isn’t at all about policy,” she added. “It is about something else. It is about personality and it is about supplication. It’s about performative sycophancy, bending the knee abjectly, to Donald Trump.”
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