Rep. Liz Cheney’s conservative bona fides are pretty hard to argue against. She’s daughter of former VP Dick Cheney with a career devoted to bedrock Reagan-era Republican principles.  She will not, however, kiss Donald Trump’s seditious ring and kowtow to his Big Lie about the 2020 election being stolen. For that, she’s being excommunicated by a fearful and morally bankrupt House GOP leadership that prefers power to the rule of law and the constitution.

It’s final proof that the traditional GOP now is little more than a cult, functioning in the service of Dear Leader Donald. Cross him, and pay the price.