It’s good to be a Republican in Congress. Every day is Carnival, where you can gluttonously indulge your id, grievances and white rage without consequence and be excused for every bacchanalian sin and shameful behavior—especially if those involve promoting violent videos directed at your colleagues, engaging in workplace harassment, demeaning The Squad, or promoting dangerous anti-vaxx and anti-semitic conspiracy theories. The only cardinal sin is actually doing your job and getting the government to help Americans in need. That’s the clear take away from Wednesday, when only two Republicans, Reps. Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger, voted to censure Rep. Paul Gosar, an ally of white nationalists and armed insurrectionists who’d tweeted an anime video showing him killing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and then attacking President Biden with swords. House Minority “Leader” Kevin McCarthy thought there was nothing out of bounds here. It was par for the course from Gosar, whose own sister calls him a “sociopath” and who has an exquisite history of being on the wrong side of everything, from palling around with white nationalist Nick Fuentes to allegedly working with right-wing activist Ali Alexander to plan the Jan. 6 insurrection. Tweeting an ugly and violent video that would further incite hatred against AOC, who’s endured numerous death threats while being called a “fucking bitch” by Rep. Ted Yoho and hounded by proud anti-vaxxer Marjorie Taylor Greene. Greene was stripped of her committee assignments last year for her utterly outrageous social media posts suggesting that Jews control space lasers that start wildfires, questioning whether the 9/11 attacks were real, suggesting that school shootings were “false flag” operations and amplifying Q-Anon conspiracy theories. A day after 61 Republican lawmakers voted to remove Liz Cheney from the party’s leadership, just eleven Republicans joined the united Democratic majority in voting to punish Greene in February. Jump ahead to November, and the party is down to just two House members sane enough to condemn Gosar’s insanity, which nearly every Republican would have done as recently as 2015. For that, and for putting the country above Trump and his violent MAGA mob seeking to overturn our democracy, the party has branded those two apostates who must be punished and purged. Kinzinger announced he wouldn’t run for another term while the Wyoming GOP recently voted to no longer recognize Cheney as a Republican, even though she supported Trump’s agenda 93% of the time, was the number ranking Republican in the house, and is a freaking Cheney. You know who they haven’t condemned yet? Paul Gosar. The MAGA GOP has transformed into a radicalized, weaponized death cult. Trump is personally attacking its 13 House members who voted for Biden’s historic infrastructure bill that will repair their cities’ crumbling infrastructure, provide high speed internet to their rural towns, and create . . . read the full article here.