Wish to make it within the Republican occasion? Pledge allegiance to the Large Lie | Robert Reich

Wish to make it within the Republican occasion? Pledge allegiance to the Large Lie | Robert Reich

If you’re looking for employment on the Republican Nationwide Committee (RNC), you’re more likely to be requested in your job interview when you consider the 2020 election was stolen. And when you say no, properly, you may as properly search a job with George Santos.

After a Trump-backed purge of the RNC this month, agreeing to the false declare has develop into a form of litmus take a look at for gaining employment – a minimum of it’s develop into a litmus take a look at for working for public workplace as a Republican.

Even when you have already got a job on the RNC, you may lose it when you don’t comply with the lie. In response to the Washington Put up, Trump advisers have been quizzing a number of workers who had labored in key 2024 states about their views on the final presidential election.

Hell, even when you’ve repeated the lie a number of occasions within the media, you may nonetheless lose your RNC job. Former RNC chair Ronna McDaniel misplaced her job although she continued to echo Trump’s election lies.

McDaniel even participated in a 17 November 2020 cellphone name by which Trump pressured two Republican members of the Wayne county board of canvassers to not signal the certification of the 2020 presidential election, in keeping with recordings reviewed by the Detroit Information. None of this was sufficient to avoid wasting her.

But McDaniel now finds herself in the identical integrity entice that many US information organizations have confronted ever since Trump got here to energy.

Trump fired McDaniel as a result of she was insufficiently loyal to him. However she was too loyal to him to retain any integrity for herself.

McDaniel was employed by NBC final week as a paid contributor till community anchors and reporters revolted. They argued that by hiring her, NBC gave a inexperienced mild for election deniers to unfold lies as paid contributors. On Tuesday, NBC fired her.

The New York Occasions deadpanned that the embarrassing episode underscores the problem to information organizations “of pretty representing … pro-Trump viewpoints of their protection”.

Improper. The true drawback is there can’t be any “truthful” illustration of pro-Trump Republican viewpoints so long as these viewpoints are centered on the large lie that the 2020 election was stolen from Trump.

A celebration that baselessly denies the result of an election has no official declare to be “represented” in a information group. Nor can anybody who has gone together with the lie, together with the previous head of the Republican Nationwide Committee, count on a job with a information group.

The actual fact is, neither NBC nor every other official information group can discover somebody with integrity who can defend Trump or act as a mouthpiece for the Republican occasion he now controls, as a result of nobody with integrity would accomplish that.

“Wow!” Trump wrote on his Fact Social platform on Wednesday. “Ronna McDaniel received fired by Pretend Information NBC. She solely lasted two days, and this after McDaniel went out of her approach to say what they wished to listen to. It leaves her in a really unusual place, it’s known as NEVER NEVERLAND, and it’s not a spot you wish to be.”

Trump understated the dilemma. Your entire Maga Republican occasion is now in By no means Neverland. And it’s a spot nobody with a shred of integrity would wish to be.

So watch out with that RNC job interview.

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