As of this writing, it’s been more than 24 hours since we heard from Congressman Cline about the failed pro-Trump insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday.
You’ll notice no mention of those responsible or of President Trump’s incitement (as Republican Senator Mitt Romney rightly called it) of the mob.
We learned Tuesday that Cline intended to support the last-ditch effort in Congress to overturn the will of the majority of Americans who voted for Joe Biden over Trump in the 2020 election. Some Republicans who also intended to object were shaken enough by the pro-Trump assault on Congress that they reconsidered.
Cline was not among them. He voted to reject the certified results of the Presidential elections in Arizona and Pennsylvania. The motions to reject were overwhelmingly defeated. Joe Biden will be sworn in as President on January 20.
As far as I can tell (and I’ve probably been tracking his record and statements as closely as anyone in the past two years), Cline has never publicly spoken or written a critical word about our lying, mean-spirited, dangerous and deluded President. I suppose it was too much to expect him to start now. His Congressional office, after all, appears to include a shrine of sorts to Trump.
But Cline’s utter sycophancy to Trump, his refusal to accept the overwhelming evidence of Joe Biden’s legitimate election victory (repeatedly affirmed by Republican state officials and Republican-appointed judges), his support for his “friend” the coup-supporting Sidney Powell, helped enable the horrible events Wednesday on Capitol Hill.
Cline claims to be a deeply religious Christian, so perhaps he should open his Bible to Galatians 6:7 and read:
Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.