We’ve seen this movie before:
Anti-Trump conservative group to grade GOP lawmakers on whether they uphold (or undermine) democracy
(CNN)An anti-Trump conservative group is launching an effort to track and evaluate whether Republicans in Congress, in the group’s view, have acted to either undermine or uphold democracy and democratic values and what role, if any, they played in attempts to overturn the 2020 election.
The Republican Accountability Project has created what it’s calling a “GOP Democracy Report Card,” which assigns grades to Republican members of Congress ranging from an “A,” which the group describes as excellent, to an “F,” which it describes as very poor. The details of the report card were first shared with CNN ahead of its release on Monday.
The Republican Accountability Project (RAP, get it? Getting a bad RAP, too clever by half) sure sounds a lot like the Lincoln Project, which turned out to be a self-promoting grift to suck up airspace with our Failed Political Press™ and to instill themselves on the Cable News Talking Heads Shows instead of, well, actual Democrats or ¡GASP! liberals.
Anyway, who could be so dumb as to think lightning could strike twice?
The group behind the effort, the Republican Accountability Project, is led by Republicans and conservatives who were outspoken in their opposition against former President Donald Trump’s reelection, including former Trump administration officials Olivia Troye and Elizabeth Neumann. The group operates as part of the advocacy organization Defending Democracy Together founded by prominent Trump critic Bill Kristol and Sarah Longwell, a longtime conservative and Republican consultant.
And that’s all you need to know.