Daily Bread for 8.24.22: Speaker Vos Wets His Fur

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Wednesday in Whitewater will be mostly sunny with a high of 83. Sunrise is 6:11 AM and sunset 7:41 PM for 13h 30m 00s of daytime.  The moon is a waning crescent with 7.6% of its visible disk illuminated.

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 On this day in 1991, Ukraine declares itself independent from the Soviet Union.

 It is an axiom of liberty that a rational and free man would not willingly submit to a tormentor. This brings us to the sad case of Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin J. Vos, whose fear of Trumpism and hunger for political power compels him to cower before the very man who has sought his ruin. Patrick Marley reports After attacks and primary challenge, Wisconsin GOP leader still stands by Trump:

MADISON, Wis. — Over the past 15 months, the speaker of the Wisconsin Assembly has sought to placate Donald Trump as the former president bombarded him with phone calls about the 2020 election, accused him of covering up corruption, labeled him a Republican in name only and endorsed his little-known primary opponent. After winning his primary by just 260 votes thismonth, Robin Vos expressed no regrets and stood by Trump.

“I think Donald Trump has done a lot of good things for our country, and if he runs again, he could do a lot more,” Vos said in an interview in his state Capitol office. “But I’m not going to say that just because Donald Trump believes something, that I’m going to change what I believe — unless I’m persuaded.”

After the 2020 election, Republican leaders fell mostly into two camps: one embracing Trump’s lies about his loss and one resisting his demands to reverse the results. Vos tried to forge a middle ground, launching an expansive and expensive review of the election but refusing to take the legally impossible step of decertifying the election. His efforts weren’t enough to escape Trump’s revenge.

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