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Liz Cheney drops the mic on Mike Johnson for attending Trump’s hush-money trial

Former Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) roasted her former colleague, House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA), for showing up to former President Donald Trump’s hush-money trial in Manhattan on Tuesday.

Punchbowl News’ Jake Sherman reported earlier in the morning that Johnson would become the latest politician to show up to show his support for the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, and Cheney couldn’t help but note the irony of a devout Christian like Johnson pledging a allegiance to a man on trial for seedy hush-money coverup charges.

“Have to admit I’m surprised that Speaker Johnson wants to be in the ‘I cheated on my wife with a porn star’ club,” wrote Cheney. “I guess he’s not that concerned with teaching morality to our young people after all.”

Cheney wasn’t the only prominent commentator to weigh in on Johnson’s display of fealty to Trump.

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Yale Law School professor Scott Shapiro also cracked a joke about a pious Christian like Johnson defending Trump’s adult film star hush-money payments.

“I prayed and the Lord said to me: ‘Modern-day Moses, go forth and support the man who paid the porn star not to reveal his adultery and then lied to the Government so as to pay less tax,'” he wrote.

“Authoritarian loyalty performance alert,” wrote historian Ruth Ben-Ghiat, an expert on authoritarian political movements.

“It’s what cult members do,” commented former Trump supporter and Tea Party Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL).

“A member of the Rule of Law Party is attending Trump’s criminal fraud trial today,” argued Trump biographer Tim O’Brien.

On Monday, Sens. J.D. Vance (R-OH) and Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) also showed up to give their support for Trump at his criminal trial, although so far son Eric Trump has been the only member of Trump’s family to actually attend.

Source: Raw Story – Celebrating 20 Years of Independent Journalism

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