Liz Cheney Blasts Trump for Continuing To Use Language That ‘Provoked Violence on Jan. 6’ – By Peter Wade (Rolling Stone) / April 11 2021
“We need to be focused on embracing the Constitution, not embracing insurrection,” the Republican congresswoman said
Wyoming Republican Congresswoman Liz Cheney ripped Trump once again, saying the former president not only used language in the past that ultimately led to the attack on the Capitol but that he continues to do so to this day.
On Sunday, Face the Nation host Margaret Brennan asked Cheney about former Republican speaker John Boehner saying that January 6th was an example of “political terrorism” and how the events of that day should have been a wake-up call for the GOP. Boehner, the host said, doesn’t understand why more Republicans don’t speak up. Brennan then noted how Trump has threatened to back a primary challenge against Cheney and asked if speaking out against him was “worth the risk.”
Cheney did not reply to Brennan’s question about how her vote to impeach Trump and speaking out against him affects her political career. Instead, she focused on what the former president was trying to accomplish when he incited the mob earlier this year.
“Look, January 6th was clearly an attack that was attempted to stop the counting of electoral votes,” the congresswoman said.