Trump’s GOP foes keep being punished — by their own party

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WASHINGTON — Republicans who have defended the integrity of the 2020 election results — or who have spoken out against Donald Trump and his actions that led to the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol — keep on getting punished inside the Republican Party.

That’s maybe the best way to view the recent news about Mitt Romney getting booed in his home state of Utah before the state party failed to censure him, and Liz Cheney now being on thin ice within the House GOP leadership — and possibly at risk of losing her job as conference chair.

They follow the censures and primary challenges against other Republicans who voted to impeach Trump or convict him of inciting the Jan. 6, as well as the move by Georgia Republicans to strip Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger of some of his powers.

And it’s an ominous development for a democracy when saying this gets you in trouble with your own…

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