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By Sean Fitzpatrick, Crisis Magazine, Aug. 19, 2022

Sean Fitzpatrick is a senior contributor to Crisis and serves on the faculty of Gregory the Great Academy, a Catholic boarding school for boys in Pennsylvania.

 

Sean FitzpatrickIn a debate earlier this summer at Sheridan College in Wyoming, Republican Congresswoman Liz Cheney swung at her challenger, Harriet Hageman, regarding the claims of election fraud in 2020, saying, “the truth matters.” Congresswoman Cheney got a dose of her own messaging last Tuesday when she was trounced in the Wyoming congressional primary by Hageman, losing by a resounding 37 points. Vox populi, vox Trumpi—which is one way to look at it, but not the only one.

The truth does matter, and Cheney’s rejection by the people of Wyoming is a clear demonstration that the repurposing of truth to gain political advantage will not be tolerated across the board.  …

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