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Cheney Says She Will Keep Being Outspoken Against ‘Dangerous’ Trump ‘Cult Of Personality’

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.

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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.

Cheney pushed back on the increasing criticism against her.

She vowed to “defend the basic principles that underpin and protect” American democracy.

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.

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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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John Hanson

is a professional writer and editor with over 15 years of experience in conservative media and Republican politics. He has been a special guest on Fox News, Sirius XM, appeared as the guest of various popular personalities, and has had a lifelong interest in right-leaning politics.

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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 is just another moronic Trump hating RINO, time to kick her swamp rat butt to the curb.

  • 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!!!

  • 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.

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