Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) said some House Republicans feared for their lives and were afraid to indict Trump.
Liz Cheney says the House Republicans didn't vote to indict Trump because they feared for their lives. pic.twitter.com/4lhU9X1XfW
– Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) May 14, 2021
Cheney said on CNN's The Lead with Jake Tapper, "It's right and we have to win it. I think there are different things, and as you pointed out, people have been lied to. I think it really matters to all of us is to get to the bottom of the events of 2020 and the events of January 6th and move forward and seek the truth, I think you also have more members who believe in substance and politics than people who are ready are to say this. For example, if you want to bring charges, there are members who have told me they are afraid for their own safety and in some cases for their lives.
The way for Republicans to get rid of Trump would have been to have some courage and voice to indict and convict him. However, Trump managed to split his own party and rule through fear. Every member was afraid that it could be used against them in a targeted manner.
Republicans don't deserve compassion for being cowards.
You were chosen to serve the people, not Donald Trump.
Unless the former president is indicted or convicted by 2024, no one should expect the spineless Republican Party to turn against the former president.
Mr. Easley is the Founder / Senior Editor, White House Press Pool, and a Congressional Correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor's degree in political science. His thesis focused on public order with a specialization in social reform movements.
Awards and professional memberships
Member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the American Political Science Association