Seems to be all part of the Authoritarian Follower Tribal Stalinism song and dance.
When you’re with us you can do no wrong. When we decide you’re against us (for whatever reason), you’re airbrushed out of the photo.
More than anything, other Republicans see this and think “I’d better be sure I’m I’m not a doubleplusungood crimethinker or I’ll end up an unperson”.
Bigby became a registered member