ANL 31.89 Increased By ▲ 0.84 (2.71%)
ASC 19.60 Increased By ▲ 0.59 (3.1%)
ASL 26.74 Decreased By ▼ -0.61 (-2.23%)
AVN 91.00 Decreased By ▼ -0.39 (-0.43%)
BOP 8.38 No Change ▼ 0.00 (0%)
BYCO 12.89 Decreased By ▼ -0.14 (-1.07%)
DGKC 127.75 Decreased By ▼ -3.00 (-2.29%)
EPCL 48.95 Decreased By ▼ -0.49 (-0.99%)
FCCL 24.05 Decreased By ▼ -0.35 (-1.43%)
FFBL 26.45 Decreased By ▼ -0.50 (-1.86%)
FFL 17.25 Decreased By ▼ -0.24 (-1.37%)
HASCOL 12.23 Increased By ▲ 0.33 (2.77%)
HUBC 81.68 Increased By ▲ 0.68 (0.84%)
HUMNL 8.63 Increased By ▲ 0.14 (1.65%)
JSCL 24.17 Decreased By ▼ -0.13 (-0.53%)
KAPCO 43.53 Decreased By ▼ -0.10 (-0.23%)
KEL 4.48 Decreased By ▼ -0.22 (-4.68%)
LOTCHEM 15.88 Decreased By ▼ -0.32 (-1.98%)
MLCF 48.26 Decreased By ▼ -1.06 (-2.15%)
PAEL 35.85 Decreased By ▼ -0.35 (-0.97%)
PIBTL 11.21 Decreased By ▼ -0.18 (-1.58%)
POWER 10.32 Decreased By ▼ -0.22 (-2.09%)
PPL 91.16 Decreased By ▼ -1.24 (-1.34%)
PRL 25.65 Decreased By ▼ -1.05 (-3.93%)
PTC 12.95 Increased By ▲ 0.05 (0.39%)
SILK 1.59 Decreased By ▼ -0.02 (-1.24%)
SNGP 48.40 Decreased By ▼ -0.95 (-1.93%)
TRG 165.99 Increased By ▲ 0.09 (0.05%)
UNITY 47.99 Decreased By ▼ -0.31 (-0.64%)
WTL 3.84 Decreased By ▼ -0.15 (-3.76%)
BR100 5,299 Decreased By ▼ -33.85 (-0.63%)
BR30 27,755 Decreased By ▼ -182.1 (-0.65%)
KSE100 48,481 Decreased By ▼ -151.66 (-0.31%)
KSE30 19,548 Decreased By ▼ -77.25 (-0.39%)
World

Biden says Republicans have lost their way in 'mini-revolution'

  • "Republicans must decide whether we are going to choose truth and fidelity to the Constitution," or "join Trump's crusade to delegitimize and undo the legal outcome of the 2020 election," she wrote in the Washington Post.
06 May 2021

WASHINGTON: President Joe Biden said Wednesday that America's Republicans face an identity crisis and a "mini-revolution" after Donald Trump's turbulent presidency.

The Democrat, who defeated Trump last November and had pledged to work with Republicans if he could, said the opposition has lost its way.

"It seems as though the Republican Party is trying to identify what it stands for and they're in the midst of a significant mini-revolution," he told reporters at the White House.

Biden was speaking after pro-Trump elements built pressure for ousting the number three House Republican, Liz Cheney.

While Cheney, who is from Wyoming, is a strong conservative on the right of the party, she has become a target of the pro-Trump wing after condemning his continuing lie that he was robbed of victory in 2020 due to fraud.

Biden, a Washington veteran, said no one could recall a similar situation, lamenting: "We badly need a Republican Party -- we need a two party system. It's not healthy."

"I think the Republicans are further away from trying to figure out who they are and what they stand for than I thought they would be at this point," he said.

After Trump issued a statement Wednesday calling Cheney "a warmongering fool" who has no business in Republican leadership, and endorsing a challenger to her role as conference chair, Cheney posted an op-ed column warning that the party is "at a turning point."

"Republicans must decide whether we are going to choose truth and fidelity to the Constitution," or "join Trump's crusade to delegitimize and undo the legal outcome of the 2020 election," she wrote in the Washington Post.

Embracing the Trump lie that the November vote was stolen by Democrats would prove "immensely harmful," she said, calling on Republicans to "steer away from the dangerous and anti-democratic Trump cult of personality."

"History is watching," she added.