Rep. Liz Cheney was ousted by Republicans from her House party leadership role on Wednesday, but the move has not silenced the Wyoming lawmaker or tamped down her vocal opposition to former President Donald Trump’s lies about the 2020 election.
In a Thursday interview with NBC’s The Today Show, Cheney said Trump should be criminally investigated for his role in the January attack on U.S. democracy.
Via NBC News:
“It’s a scary thing,” Cheney said in an exclusive interview with NBC’s “TODAY” co-host Savannah Guthrie when asked how Republicans who chose not to remove her from leadership in February supported doing so on Wednesday.
“For reasons that I don’t understand, leaders in my party have decided to embrace the former president who launched that attack,” Cheney said in the interview, which aired Thursday. “And I think you’ve watched over the course of the last several months, the former president get more aggressive, more vocal, pushing the lie.”
Cheney said Trump is clearly responsible for the Jan. 6 riot and said that the Department of Justice should include the former president in its investigation of what unfolded.
”I think the American people have to know” what happened that day, Cheney said, “And certainly any president who did what we know this former president did has got to be investigated criminally.”
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