Liberal and left critics who mock Liz Cheney’s opposition to Trump’s Big Lie and defense of the rule of law are missing the point. Such critics fail to understand the nature of this moment and – more to the point – the political requirements necessary to decisively defeat a not so incipient fascism.

The November election threw Trump and his movement on their heels, but they quickly regrouped, organized an assault on the Capital, and are reasserting their iron like grip over the Republican Party.

Thus the existential threat to our democracy continues. A coalition that stretches from Liz Cheney to Angela Davis remains a political imperative. And the bolstering of Democratic majorities in the Senate and House in the midterm elections is an absolute necessity.