On Wednesday, House Republican Conference Chairwoman Liz Cheney pushed Republicans to stay clear of what she characterized as “the dangerous and anti-democratic Trump cult of personality.”
Cheney also promised to continue being vocal about this subject despite backlash from her Washington colleagues.
#BREAKING: Cheney speaks out in op-ed: GOP must reject Trump "cult of personality" and uphold law https://t.co/zFrw5jekQM pic.twitter.com/S7TJExFfau
— The Hill (@thehill) May 5, 2021
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Cheney: ‘No Other American President Has Ever Done This’
Cheney is the third ranking House Republican, but is mired in controversy over her vote to impeach former President Trump and her continual attacks on the very popular Republican president.
In a Washington Post op-ed published Wednesday, Cheney made clear she still stood by her earlier calls for Republicans to back away from Trump’s claims that the 2020 election was stolen.
Cheney said that former president Trump is “seeking to unravel critical elements of our constitutional structure.”
“Trump is seeking to unravel critical elements of our constitutional structure that make democracy work — confidence in the result of elections and the rule of law. No other American president has ever done this,” Cheney wrote.
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Cheney pushed back on the increasing criticism against her.
She vowed to “defend the basic principles that underpin and protect” American democracy.
Rep. Liz Cheney urges Republicans to reject Trump 'cult of personality,' says 'history is watching' https://t.co/Ozbvl8DLmD
— CNBC (@CNBC) May 5, 2021
Cheney Won’t Back Down
“History is watching,” Cheney wrote. “Our children are watching. We must be brave enough to defend the basic principles that underpin and protect our freedom and our democratic process.”
“I am committed to doing that, no matter what the short-term political consequences might be,” she added.
Some GOP lawmakers are trying to push Cheney out of her leadership role, and are also pushing Rep. Elise Stefanik as a replacement. Stefanik has been endorsed by both Trump and House Minority Whip Steve Scalise.
Cheney’s op-ed mentions House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, and she claims that he “changed his story” on Trump’s impact on the Capitol Hill riot on January 6.
McCarthy said Trump “bears responsibility” in the wake of the attack and should have “immediately denounced the mob.”
But a week later, McCarthy said Trump the attack was not “provoked” by Trump.
Cheney hits 'Trump cult of personality,' says she'll keep speaking out https://t.co/hnR1bDLYl8
— joeeureka3 (@joeeureka3) May 5, 2021
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“Trump has never expressed remorse or regret for the attack of Jan. 6 and now suggests that our elections, and our legal and constitutional system, cannot be trusted to do the will of the people,” Cheney wrote.
She added, “This is immensely harmful, especially as we now compete on the world stage against Communist China and its claims that democracy is a failed system.”
Trump was acquitted by the Senate of “inciting an insurrection.”
Cheney isn’t without support, though.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi praised Cheney for her “courage” and “patriotism.”
Cheney also earned praise from fellow “NeverTrump” Republican Mitt Romney.
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I'm sure she'll be quite "outspoken", when she becomes a regular commentator on all the left-wing media sites….something REAL Republicans would never do.
Don't wait today MUST sue Nancy Pelosi for gross negligence causing the wrongful death of Ashli Babbit in the Capitol riot, she was unarmed, who gave those orders to the the Capitol police to shoot an unarmed person without first giving prior notice of that they will be shooting at them , violating the law.
No one is above the Law not even the POTUS, Nancy fired the experienced Capitol chief of police days before the riots and placed an inexperienced person to be in charge, refused the offer from the POTUS TRUMP to have 10,000 troops to stop riots in DC, there are multiple videos that show how the Capitol Police let the rioters in the Capitol and also guide them to the chambers then inside to ambush them and gun down an innocent person.
We The People want the Law to be upheld even to everyone, no one is above the LAW.
Now the say the Capitol police that shot Babbit is in hiding who is helping him to do so, and why they haven't open an investigation!!!.
Why is it what I believe is a cult and what she believes is great. Because she wants her way? Well so do we. We want a normal country back with out the lying cheating Dems creating problems , well I thing you are a cult. So where do we go now
Speak out all you want.. we don’t cancel! However you are in the wrong party.. so leave.
Cheney must go!!
well if rino romney supports her, I dislike her even more
Is Cheney mental unbalanced or just stupid? What is her malfunction?
Cheney is just another moronic Trump hating RINO, time to kick her swamp rat butt to the curb.
"Tin Lizzie" and the other six mutts that voted for impeachment need to be impounded….
Has anyone noticed that Cheney cannot point to any law that she is claiming was violated?
Cheney is ridiculous. Trump didn't steal the election, Democrats did. Fraud? Tons of it, but let's just start with Zuckerberg and 350 million to bias the vote in numerous battleground states, investigators have him dead to rights. Trump didn't exaggerate the Coronavirus and shut down the nation to enable voter fraud: Democrats and the media did. Trump didn't invite millions of illegal immigrants into the country or try to give them the vote: Democrats did. Trump didn't try to take away any second amendment rights: Democrats did. Democrats are taking our rights away as fast as they can, and Trump is defending them, so she clearly has everything exactly backwards . Either the media has turned her into an unthinking zombie or somebody owns her and is moving her lips for her.
Republican Party Platforms in most states require that an individual working against a Republican should be expelled. Do we really need to wait until 2024?
Cheney is incredibly stupid if she believes that support for Trump is "a cult of personality". Most of the folks that I know support him because of his policies and the fact that he is unwilling to see the US submerged into the great globalist/socialist/communist sewer (as Bush and others have been most willing to support).
Clearly, Ms. Cheney does not adhere to the Constitution. Even before you talk about numbers of votes, things were done in states that went against the Constitution (i.e. people who were not authorized to make decisions on 'new' voting procedures). That, in itself, should require investigation. She's also channeling her inner Hillary Clinton calling anyone who voted for Trump members of a cult. She must be desperate about something. Maybe feeling a little guilty?
Seems like they'll make up any excuse like "cult of personality" to ditch the eye-opening reality that Trump brought in – that DC is a swamp that needs to be drained.
Ugly Liz charming to the very end…and totally irrelevant
Policies not personality.
She is a RINO! I would vote against her in a heartbeat. She can call me anything she wants.
I am not a member of any party but I do know if you want to be a sheep be a democrat/socialist and just vote as you are told. If you are truely independent don’t lie and say you are Republican. Based on your votes you are an obstructionist that blocks any legislation that would benefit the voters in your district.
What is the DOJ and Democrats afraid of in AZ? We all can watch the audit Live.
Liz should join the liberals. We don't want her.
She should join Nancy and the Democrats because they sure follow the Constitution.T. J. Gildea
Liz the Lez needs to go down…something she is probably used to doing often…
Cheney is no better than any of the treasonous democrats who support the destruction of America. She seems to overlook the acts committed under obama and now under dementia Joe. When the laws are equally enforced across the board, then I might hear her out….but that will never happen with democrats or establishment rinos. She needs to go and must be removed from her leadership role. She is just a liberal dem without any morals. The voters in Wyoming will take care of her in 2022. Good riddance…
The more water she pours on TRUMP the more he grows.
The Dems are laughing their heads off at us. It makes them feel superior and more loyal to a corrupt party ruled by tyrant Pelosi. Cheney is not a leader and she is absolutely out of touch with the voters. A Republican getting support from Pelosi and Romney is like the kiss of death. She didn’t say a word throughout the horrific attacks across the country over the past year by the far left progressives and the msm, but she has gone postal over a corrupt election, and a peaceful assembly on January 6th which the outcome has been proven to be a total set-up by the Dems to make Trump and his supporters look bad. I would not want this woman on my team.
She'll be fine no matter what because she's one of the elites. So she doesn't care if the Dem's ruin the country. That is why we need to remove these RINO's from congress. They are useless and only get in the way. She needs to go, along with Mitten's, Collins and Murkowski, just to name a few. Good riddance you fake Republican's.
Liz, the other side of the aisle wants to turn this country into a socialist politburo. Is that worth your effort to confront? Or do you think that you will be spared in the new America?
I somewhat disagree. As a citizen, she has a right to express her views. As a CongressCritter, her job is to reflect her constituents' views As leadership, her job is to lead and she is deficient as you point out.
You wrote : "Cheney has every right as a congressman to express her views" and she should realize Donald Trump as a citizen has the same right to say what he wants also.
Long past time: Somebody owns her, big time.
Cheney has every right as a congressman to express her views. However, as an elected “leader” of the party she must represent everyone in the party. She is demanding those she leads adopt her views. That is not a leader. It is time for her to go.
What arrogance…telling us how we should think and feel!
In Chaney’s rantings~ everything she claims about Trump is actually the exact acts of the liberal socialist communist intruders in our White House and their cronies in Congress. Maybe Liz is looking in a mirror as she spouts her lies!
If she looks like a RINO, lies like a RINO, and quacks like a RINO, then she's probably a Liberal.
ferme la bouche
Go figure Biden's DOJ has a problem with the recount. Who would of ever thought? More fakenews by the mainstream media trying to distract from Biden and his disastrous presidency so far. The train is going way off the tracks.
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The Justice Department doesn’t sound happy about the bizarre and unnecessary Republican-ordered private recount of the 2020 presidential election results in Arizona’s biggest county. Following reports of ballots being left unattended on desks during the partisan recount of Maricopa County’s 2.1 million ballots, the Justice Department wrote to the Arizona Senate’s president on Wednesday to demand a full explanation of what’s being done to prevent federal laws from being broken during the audit. The DOJ’s principal deputy assistant attorney general in the civil-rights division, wrote that news reports suggested that the ballots are “not being adequately safeguarded by contractors at an insecure facility, and are at risk of being lost, stolen, altered, compromised or destroyed.” The audit’s Twitter account, @ArizonaAudit, dismissed allegations of wrongdoing as “baseless claims,” and added: “The audit continues!”
If this life form were smart she would get out of the USA, today
You are a moron along with ANYONE who believes Trump was
guilty of anything
connected to Jan 6.
Trump will be here
long after you are
a bad memory.
She can go fist-bump Alzheimer's Joe, Nancy Pelosi, AOC, or whomever, and then head back to Wyoming or wherever she's from and disappear from public life. She's a DEMOCRAT.
typical of high-strung-overly-emotional -type under informed Liberal, Liz doesn't take into consideration the REAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS of Pres Trump. FOR EXAMPLE, Liz, remember that John Mc Cain, certainly one you admire, babbled about moving the Capitol of Israel to Jerusalem. Mc Cain, however, just talked about it. Pres Trump did it in less than 2 years as President. Mc Cain was still around when it was done and never even acknowledged it, or congratulated the PRESIDENT. Mc Cain, like you, LIVES by deep-seated feelingsof HATE …along with JEALOUSY, ENVY, and IGNORANCE. Go join HYPOCRITE Pelosi….and just try, even once, to criticise any Liberal in the Democrat Party….you will in short order learn how UNDEMOCRATIC the so-called Democrat Party is.
If the courts would just LOOK AT THE EVIDENCE President Trump would be proven correct once again!!!
Awesome response, JDM. She needs to go. Her political career is over as a RINO. Needs to slip over to the treasonous democrats.
Liz Cheney is, and has been from the start, a never Trumper. She has no credibility. Her hate for Trump has clouded her vision to the extent that she refuses to even consider election fraud occurred during the last election cycle.
Why is that? Could it be that she, along with her Daddy, are part of the global elite cadre whom plot against The People in order to claim their self entitled place at the table of One Worlders so they can Lord over the rest of us? Absolutely!
She recognizes how close Trump came to toppling their house of cards by laying bare the graft, filth, greed, deception and otherwise dark motivation for what they do to compromise our Constitution and the freedoms we enjoy. She is an elitist who believes the rest of us are disposable little people put on Earth to serve her and her ilk. She is the worst of what America has to offer for leadership.
If you are trying to be funny~ well~ you’re NOT!
How DARE any responsible person continue to support the Constitution and legislative sanity against a two-bit wannabe Autocrat and the hard core of Trump Crazies ? I stand with Liz !
This woman needs to be gotten rid of ASAP as she claims to be a Republican but she puts us in Shame. I voted for her when I recently moved to the State of Wyoming not really knowing what she has always stands for. She is the Biggest Rhino ever!! She even claims that WE REPUBLICANS ARE A CULT..Really? It's a Disgrace to have her in our Party!!!
Liz is a selfish person. Her complaint is that, I don't like the voters that Trump brought in. So instead of coming right out and saying that to their face she accuses Trump of being a cult leader and tells the voters who support him that they are in need of psychological help.
Liz doesn't admit the truth which is that Trump won the Republican nomination and the Presidency without her help or the help of the Republican establishment that she and her father, along with the Bush family, are long time members of and that is what bothers Trump's Republican opponents most. They don't like the fact that Trump isn't beholden to them.
Liz wants a Republican candidate that is more like them and is therefore someone they can control. Having a power base outside of the Republican RINO power base is Trump's greatest sin. If she cared sincerely about the party succeeding then she would be happy to welcome the NEW Trump voter base because she would want to serve their needs. The basic fact though is that Cheney's needs and aspirations are no where anywhere close to the needs and aspirations of Trump supporters. She refuses to accept that the priorities of any political party are to represent their voters and not themselves.
By voting for Trump those voters rejected her and everything she stands for and she can't live with that. If she doesn't want to play on the team then she can always join her true team which is the Democratic party.
Actually her red caboose is turning blue~ liberal socialist communist dem blue!
Bye bye rino don't let the door hit you in your little red caboose.