Liz Cheney says the 74m Americans who voted for Donald Trump him were ‘misled and betrayed’ and that McCarthy and Stefanik are complicit in spreading the ‘Big Lie’ that Trump won the election
- Liz Cheney accused Donald Trump of echoing Chinese communists when it comes to democracy, keeping up her criticism of former president
- She said Trump’s false claims the election was rigged is ‘the same kinds of things that the Chinese Communist Party says about democracy’
- Cheney has been on media tour since ousted from GOP leadership last week
- She also criticized House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy
- She said McCarthy, who spoke on the phone with Trump during the January 6th riot, will likely be subpoenaed by the commission studying what happened
- ‘I would hope he doesn’t require a subpoena, but I wouldn’t be surprised if he were subpoenaed,’ she told ABC’s This Week
Liz Cheney accused Donald Trump of echoing Chinese communists when it comes to democracy and predicted the commission examining the January 6 MAGA riot will have to subpoena Kevin McCarthy to learn what the former president told him that day.
Cheney, who was ousted from House Republican Leadership last week for her criticism of Trump, has not let up since she was booted out. She was replaced by Rep. Elise Stefanik, a vocal defender of the former president.
The Republican from Wyoming has been on a media tour since her exile, where she’s called for her party to hold Trump accountable for his false claims he won the presidential election and his role in the riot, which left five people dead. She has said repeatedly the former president cannot be elected to another term in 2024 and won’t rule out her own bid to stop him.
She took her tough talk a step further in an interview with ABC’s This Week, saying Trump’s lies about the 2020 election are ‘dangerous’ and are similar to what Chinese communists say about democracy.
‘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,’ she said in the interview that aired Sunday.
‘To cause that kind of questioning about our process, frankly, it’s the same kinds of things that the Chinese Communist Party says about democracy: that it’s a failed system, that America is a failed nation,’ she added.
‘I won’t be part of that. And I think it’s very important for Republicans who won’t be part of that to stand up and speak out.’
Trump, on Saturday, continued his tirade about his loss last year: ‘As our Country is being destroyed, both inside and out, the Presidential Election of 2020 will go down as THE CRIME OF THE CENTURY!,’ he said in a statement.
And Cheney’s words will likely irritate the former president, who had a contentious relationship with China while in the Oval Office and engaged in a trade war with Beijing.
‘I’m not willing to be complicit or silent in the face of those lies coming from President Trump,’ she told Fox New Sunday.
She said she believes only a small number of Republicans believe Trump’s lie the election was stolen.
‘I think it’s a relatively small number,’ she said on ABC’s This Week.
Cheney also had tough words for House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy, who has embraced Trump as he tries to win back control of the House in the 2022 midterms and take over as speaker. McCarthy supported Stefanik replacing Cheney as GOP Conference Chair.
She said McCarthy, who spoke on the phone with Trump during the January 6th riot as MAGA supporters stormed the Capitol, will likely be subpoenaed by the commission studying what happened.
She said he should testify.
‘He absolutely should, and I wouldn’t be surprised if he were subpoenaed. I think that he very clearly and said publicly that he’s got information about the president’s state of mind that day,’ Cheney said.
‘I would hope he doesn’t require a subpoena, but I wouldn’t be surprised if he were subpoenaed,’ she added.