'Bold and brave' Cassidy Hutchison showed how Republicans can avoid losing their souls: conservative
Some of the most compelling testimony during the January 6 select committee’s series of hearings has come from 25-year-old Cassidy Hutchinson, a former Trump White House aide who testified that on January 6, 2021, then-President Donald Trump knew that some of his followers were armed but wanted to march with them to the U.S. Capitol Building anyway. Never Trump conservative Tim Miller praises Hutchinson as a profile in courage in a video posted by The Bulwark on July 11, lamenting that way too many other Republicans lack that type of courage and are all too willing to go along to get along.
“She told the truth about what happened in the Trump White House in front of the entire world, risking her career in the face of violent threats,” Miller says of Hutchinson in his video. “Her story confirmed Trump did want to overthrow a legitimate election. He knew there could be violence that day at the Capitol, and he didn’t care because he’s a big man-baby who just wanted to keep his White House toys. It is remarkable that a Gen Z staffer who was just 24 years old when this all went down will go down as the boldest and the bravest in these hearings.”
Miller, true to form, offers a video that is at once biting and humorous, incorporating soundbites of everything from “South Park” to “The Wire.” And Miller, a former Republican activist who left the GOP to express his total disdain for Trump and the MAGA movement, doesn’t exempt himself from his own scrutiny. In the video, Miller, who is openly gay, admits that he promoted some anti-gay Republican candidates in the past — which is one of the things he addresses in his new book, “Why We Did It: A Travelogue from the Republican Road to Hell.”
“I wrote about being a gay guy working for anti-gay candidates,” Miller explains. “How did I do that? Well, I just tucked that one little conflict in the back corner of my brain and didn’t deal with it unless I had to…. But in the long term, it’s better to deal with these inconvenient truths than ignore them.”
Miller argues that more Republicans who are appalled by the things that are happening in their party need to find the courage to speak out the way that Hutchinson did during her testimony for the January 6 select committee.
“Breaking away from a group is hard,” Miller observes. “Nobody wants to wag their finger at their friends and say, ‘This is wrong.’ You might get shunned, made fun of — in Cassidy’s case, physically endangered. But here’s the thing: It’s easy to demonize the other team, but nothing will ever get better if we don’t turn the finger-pointing back on ourselves.”
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