Liz Cheney Reacts To Wyoming GOP Censuring Her: 'People Have Been Lied To'
Written by Black Voices on February 7, 2021
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) on Sunday stated she stood by her vote to question then-President Donald Trump final month after her state’s GOP censured her over the transfer on Saturday.
“The oath that I took to the Structure compelled me to vote for impeachment,” stated Cheney, the third-ranking Republican within the Home. “And it doesn’t bend to partisanship. It doesn’t bend to political strain. It’s a very powerful oath that we take.”
Cheney was one in all 10 Republicans to vote to question Trump following the lethal insurrectionist mob assault on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.
In its censure decision, the Wyoming Republican Get together referred to as on Cheney to right away resign and return any 2020 marketing campaign donations she acquired from the group. Solely eight members of the state GOP’s 74-person central committee opposed the measure.
Cheney instructed “Fox Information Sunday” that she has no intentions of resigning and stated the Wyoming GOP falsely imagine Black Lives Matter protesters and antifa members had been behind the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol.
“Folks within the celebration are mistaken,” Cheney stated. “They imagine that BLM and antifa had been behind what occurred right here on the Capitol. That’s simply merely not the case. It’s not true.”
“Folks have been lied to,” she added. “The extent to which the president, President Trump, for months main as much as Jan. 6 unfold the notion that the election had been stolen or that the election was rigged ― was a lie.”
Cheney has confronted calls from fellow GOP Home members to step down as chair of the Home Republican Convention. Nonetheless, on Wednesday, Home Republicans voted 145-61 to permit her to stay in her management function.
When requested whether or not she would vote to convict Trump if she had been a member of the Senate, Cheney wouldn’t say, stating solely that she would take heed to the proof as a juror. She added that the Senate trial was solely a “snapshot” and that there can be “many, many prison investigations” into the Capitol assault.
“Folks will need to know precisely what the president was doing,” she instructed Fox Information. “They’ll need to know, for instance, whether or not the tweet that he despatched out calling Vice President Pence a coward whereas the assault was underway, whether or not that tweet, for instance, was a premeditated effort to impress violence.”
“We’ve by no means seen that type of assault by the president of the USA on one other department of presidency,” she continued, including: “This isn’t one thing we are able to merely look previous or fake didn’t occur or attempt to transfer on. We’ve acquired to verify this by no means occurs once more.”
Watch Cheney’s full interview with “Fox Information Sunday” under:
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