Former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows recently appeared on Fox News and dismissed recent comments from former U.S. diplomat Fiona Hill, who said that the "main threats" to democracy come from far-right conservatives who are deliberately undermining confidence in the "integrity of the election system" and "calling for violence against fellow Americans."
As the Washington Post's Greg Sargent points out, Meadows and Fox News host Laura Ingraham both sneered at Hill's comments, saying that Hill has "shown her colors out there in who she sided with." Meadows also slammed the Jan. 6 committee.
But according to Sargent, Hill's comments were correct, especially because "Republicans have broadly renounced any obligation of any kind to hold actors on their side accountable for the effort to overturn U.S. democracy, first through corrupt and possibly illegal procedural means and then through mob violence."
"It's because Republicans have embraced the party-wide mission of whitewashing, memory-holing and otherwise rewriting that history entirely," Sargent writes, later asking, "What is it that Meadows doesn't want us to find out?"
According to Sargent, the Republican Party is "deeply committed" to providing cover for Donald Trump and thinks his role in stoking the Capitol riot is not worthy of any national reckoning.
"Meanwhile, Republicans are increasingly running for office on an open vow to subvert future election losses. Others tout support for Trump's 2020 lies as a qualification for positions of control over election machinery."
Read the full op-ed over at The Washington Post.