Liz Cheney: Republicans Cannot Support Both 'Domestic Threat' Trump and Constitution
RINO congresswoman alleges that Trump supporters are unconstitutional
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) has claimed that Republicans cannot support both the U.S. Constitution and President Donald Trump, who she claims is a "domestic threat."
Cheney made the remarks on Wednesday evening while issuing a warning during a speech at the Reagan Library in Southern California.
"We are confronting a domestic threat that we have never faced before – and that is a former president who is attempting to unravel the foundations of our constitutional Republic," Cheney said.
"And he is aided by Republican leaders and elected officials who have made themselves willing hostages to this dangerous and irrational man."
Republicans "cannot both be loyal to Donald Trump and loyal to the Constitution," Cheney told the audience to a round of applause.
She made the comments after recounting the false allegations that the Jan. 6 committee, of which she is a member, has brought against Trump surrounding his actions on that day in 2021.
Cheney and Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) are the only two "Republicans" on the Jan. 6 panel.
Cheney is facing a steep challenge in her primary this August.
The election has very little polling but one shows Trump-endorsed opponent Harriet Hageman leading Cheney by 30 points.
Still, in a desperate bid to undermine the 45th president, the congresswoman insisted:
"No party and no people and no nation can defend and perpetuate a constitutional republic if they accept a leader who's gone to war with the rule of law, with the democratic process, or with the peaceful transition of power – with the constitution itself."
Cheney also mentioned global threats like Russia and North Korea and blasted Joe Biden for the economy.
But her main focus was on Trump.
"The efforts Donald Trump oversaw and engaged in were even more chilling and more threatening than we could have imagined," she said.
She was referring to testimony and other false allegations that emerged from the Democrats' anti-Trump Jan. 6 hearings adding, that his alleged actions are both "undeniable" and "painful" for Republicans to accept.
She said she made her choice to no longer support Trump first as a mother because she wants her children and their children to live in a country where "the peaceful transfer of power is guaranteed."
Next, she made it as an American and a person of faith, she told the crowd.
Quoting former President Ronald Reagan, she said, "it is up to us in our time to choose and to choose wisely between the hard but necessary task of preserving peace and freedom and the temptation to ignore our duty and blindly hope for the best while the enemies of freedom grown stronger day by day."