Cheney: Election Fraud Claims Could Lead to Another Attack on Capitol
'It’s important for Republicans who won’t be part of that'
Representative Liz Cheney insisted there was “no question” that claims 2020 was stolen from President Donald Trump would lead to another attack like the January 6 Capitol riot.
During an interview on ABC’s “This Week," host Jon Karl asked:
“What does it say about the party choosing somebody to replace you who was effectively chosen by Donald Trump?"
"It’s saying what he’s been saying. Those very lies that you have been talking about.”
“I think it’s very dangerous. I think that we have to recognize how quickly things can unravel."
"We have to recognize what it means for the nation to have a former president who has not conceded and who continues to suggest that our electoral system cannot function, cannot do the will of the people.”
“To cause that kind of questioning about our process, frankly it’s the same kinds of things that the Chinese Communist Party says about our party, that it’s a failed system, that America is a failed nation."
"I won’t be part of that. I think it’s important for Republicans who won’t be part of that to stand up and speak out.”
“When you say dangerous, dangerous, how? Are you suggesting January 6th could happen again or something worse?”
“I think there is no question. We’ve now seen the consequences."
"We’ve seen how far the president, the — President Trump was willing to go," she added.
"We’ve seen not only his, his provocation of the attack, but his refusal to send help when it was needed, his refusal to immediately say, ‘stop.’ And that in and of itself, in my view, was a very clear violation of his oath and of his duty.”
Earlier this week, Donald Trump celebrated Rep. Liz Cheney's ousting from her House Republican leadership role, calling her a "horrible human being."
Trump wrote in a statement issued after Cheney was voted out:
“Liz Cheney is a bitter, horrible human being."
“I watched her yesterday and realized how bad she is for the Republican Party."