Cheney fires at Republicans, saying she will not be silent over Trump threat
Washington, May 11 (EFE).- Congresswoman Liz Cheney lashed out at Republican leaders and their loyalty to former president Donald Trump on Tuesday ahead of her possible ousting from leadership.
Cheney’s repeated criticism of Trump has caused the number three Republican to lose the support of the party’s leadership in Congress, which on Wednesday intends to vote her out of her position of power and replace her in the coming days with Congresswoman Elise Stefanik.
“This is not about policy. This is not about partisanship. This is about our duty as Americans,” she said in a fiery speech on the eve of the vote.
“Remaining silent and ignoring the lie emboldens the liar. I will not participate in that. I will not sit back and watch in silence, while others lead our party down a path that abandons the rule of law and joins the former president’s crusade to undermine our democracy.”
The Wyoming Republican and daughter of former vice president Dick Cheney, defended telling the truth and argued that the “election was not stolen,” as Trump and his supporters maintain.
She also warned that Washington faces “a threat America has never seen before.”
“A former president who provoked a violent attack on this Capitol, in an effort to steal the election, has resumed his aggressive effort to convince Americans that the election was stolen from him. He risks inciting further violence,” she warned.
Cheney said in his efforts to “undermine our democratic process,” Trump has “misled” millions of Americans who “have heard only his words, but not the truth.”
After supporting the impeachment of Trump for the assault on Congress in January, Cheney already faced a vote of no confidence within the party that at that time she overcame with the support of the Republican leader in the Lower House, Kevin McCarthy.
However, Cheney has lost McCarthy’s support in recent days due to the constant criticism she has of Trump, who is also maneuvering so that the congresswoman loses her seat in the 2022 legislative elections.
Fellow Republican Adam Kinzinger, who also voted to impeach Trump last year, took to Twitter after Cheney’s speech.
“This is leadership. This is integrity. This is Liz Cheney,” he wrote. EFE