By: Nolan Finley and Ingrid Jacques featuring CEO of Independent Women’s Voice Heather Higgins

Former White House adviser Rahm Emanuel famously advised President Barack Obama during the financial meltdown, “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste.”

Democrats and their allies are heeding those words as they rush to consolidate their hold on America and rid themselves of the nuisance of the Republican Party in the aftermath of the Donald Trump-inspired insurrection at the U.S. Capitol last week.

For Democrats, the riot provided an opening to complete the marginalization and humiliation of the GOP, which was stripped of its power in Washington by voters in the Nov. 3 election.

In Michigan, state Rep. Donna Lasinski, the incoming House minority leader, pushed to not seat 18 Republican representatives who challenged Michigan’s election results unless they disavowed their objections.

“It’s terrifying,” says Heather Higgins, CEO of Independent Women’s Voice, which advocates for conservative policies. “It is the cutting off of the oxygen needed for speech to be real.” 

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