Days after being ousted from leadership in the Republican Party, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) claimed on Fox News that the 74 million Americans who voted for former President Donald Trump were "misled" and " betrayed ".
Fox News host Chris Wallace confronted Cheney in this interview with the question of why she decided to alienate "the tens of millions of Republican voters who still support Donald Trump."
"The millions of people you mention who supported the president have been misled," Cheney replied, according to Yahoo News. "You have been betrayed. And when we see that he continues to crack down on our democracy and refuses to accept the results of the last election, you see this ongoing danger."
"It makes people believe that they cannot rely on our electoral process to convey the will of the people," she added. "We have to be a nation of law."
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Cheney stands by attacks on Trump
Standing by her decision to attack Trump, Cheney said she is "determined to return this party to a place where we believe and stand up for politics and substance".
"I can't think of a more important question than whether the Republican Party will be a party that advocates and defends the rule of law and the constitution," said Cheney.
“I think what we've seen in the last few weeks is really the opening salvo in a battle for the soul of the Republican Party, a battle for the soul of our democracy. I intend to play a very big part in that, ”she concluded.
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Trump slams Cheney
This comes after Trump spoke out to celebrate Cheney's fall.
Liz Cheney is a bitter, terrible person, "Trump said in a statement, according to Yahoo News. “She has no personality or anything good to do with politics or our country. It's a talking point for Democrats, whether it's the border, the gas pipelines, inflation, or the destruction of our economy. "
"She is a warmonger whose family stupidly drove us into the never-ending disaster in the Middle East, exhausting our wealth and exhausting our vast military, the worst decision in our country's history," Trump concluded. "I look forward to seeing her as a paid employee on CNN or MSDNC soon!"
Read on: Trump congratulates Elise Stefanik on replacing Liz Cheney as chair of the Republican Conference
This piece was written by James Samson on May 16, 2021. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used with permission.
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