Liz Cheney: The U.S. Is ‘Sleepwalking Into Dictatorship’ – By Lydia O’Connor (Huffpost) / Dec 1, 2023
Trump has “told us what he will do,” the Republican former congresswoman said in preview clips from an interview.
Liz Cheney, the former Republican representative from Wyoming, expressed deep concern in an interview about American democracy’s ability to survive another four-year presidential term for Donald Trump.
In clips shared Friday from the interview that will air on “CBS News Sunday Morning,” Cheney told host Josh Dickerson that Americans can’t entirely rely on Congress and the judicial system to rein in Trump ― the clear front-runner at this point for the GOP presidential nomination despite facing 91 felony charges linked to his 2016 campaign, his 2020 reelection loss and his mishandling of classified documents.
“He’s told us what he will do. It’s very easy to see the steps that he will take,” Cheney said.
“People who say ‘Well, if he’s elected, it’s not that dangerous because we have all of these checks and balances’ don’t fully understand the extent to which the Republicans in Congress today have been co-opted. … One of the things that we see happening today is a sort of a sleepwalking into dictatorship in the United States.”