Recently, the Republican members of the House voted to remove Congresswoman Liz Cheney from her leadership position. This is important as less than 15 years ago, her father, Vice President Dick Cheney, was one of the most powerful men in the Republican Party. Symbolically, this is a move away from the “compassionate” neoconservative of the Bush-era that brought about uncontrolled spending, endless wars overseas (which the Biden administration is continuing), and the unconstitutional growth of the surveillance state. In no uncertain terms, this is a good step for those who believe in limited and constitutional government.
However, it is not merely enough to remove a politician, it is important that her replacement actually works to pass legislation that will reduce the size of government, cut spending, and take on big tech. At the time, there are divides over the next steps the Republican Party must take. As a result, the voters must hold the party accountable to get the legislation it wants.
With the election of Rep. Elise Stefanik of New York, she has a long road ahead to make the Republican party a viable force in addressing the coming economic problems of inflation and unite the party. All the same, just changing leadership is not enough in addressing those issues. So it falls down to Republican voters, activists, and the base of the party to not get complacent if it wants the GOP to push against the mass power grab the Biden administration is currently performing.