House Republicans voted this week to remove Rep Liz Cheney (R-WY) as conference chair for her refusal to stop attacking former President Trump, but she says it won’t stop her from running for reelection or from fighting for the future of the GOP.
“Republicans need to have the strongest position possible going forward so we can take back the House, the Senate and the White House,” said Cheney on Fox News Sunday. “The issue is that, you know, we cannot do that if we are embracing the big lie, if we are embracing what what President Trump, former President Trump continues to say on a nearly daily basis, which is claims that the election was stolen using the same language he used that he knows provoked violence on January 6th in order for us to be in the strongest possible position to be able to prevail, to be able to defeat the ideas that we see coming from the other side that are really bad for the country, we have to be a party that’s based on a foundation of truth. And I’m not willing to be complicit or silent in the face of those lies coming from President Trump.”
“As I’ve said over the course of the last several weeks, former President Trump continues to be a real danger,” continue Cheney. “What he’s doing and what he’s saying, his claims, his refusal, refusal to accept decisions by the courts. His claims continued as recently as yesterday that somehow this election was stolen. You know, what he’s doing is he’s is causing people to believe that they can’t count on our electoral process to actually convey the will of the people. You know, we have to be a nation of laws. If you continue to reject if you reject the rulings of the courts, if you work against the rulings of our courts, then you really are at war with the Constitution. And he is a continuing danger to our system. Those millions of people that you mentioned who supported the president have been misled. They’ve been betrayed. And certainly, as we see his continued action to attack our democracy is continued refusal to accept the results of the last election. You see that ongoing danger. ”