Liz Cheney, a Wyoming Representative, has made a serious of melodramatic statements regarding the events of January 6, with her most recent melodrama entailing the following: If the individuals responsible for the alleged attack are not held accountable, then serious consequences will occur in the future.
Cheney also openly advocated a thorough investigation into Trump’s presidential administration.
While Cheney alleged that she preferred a bipartisan January 6 Commission, she also issued staunch warnings to other representatives who could be perceived as undermining the Democrat-led expedition. In other words, Cheney sided with the Democrats while attacking Republicans who dared to raise questions about Pelosi’s process in going about creating the committee.
These questions are even more relevant now, given that Pelosi brazenly rejected two Republican representatives that had been recommended by Kevin McCarthy, the House Minority Leader. However, Democrats decided to elevate Cheney, who continues to rant about January 6.
Asserting that it is important for Congress to “act responsibly,” Cheney warns that a failure to hold January 6 protestors “accountable” will result in “a cancer on our constitutional republic,” presumably resulting in a repeat of January 6 events every four years.
In the meantime, various GOP leaders have pointed out that Pelosi herself was woefully unprepared on January 6, though Cheney continues to fixate on investigating every element of the Trump administration.
“We must know what happened here at the Capitol,” Cheney brayed, including demands for access to “every phone call, every conversation, every meeting leading up to, during, and after the attack.”
Ironically, Cheney has faced severe criticism from Republicans despite identifying as a Republican, particularly after she was appointed by Pelosi in order to participate in the “select committee” created solely for the purpose of investigating the events of January 6.
Cheney insists that she has “been a conservative Republican since 1984,” citing her vote for Ronald Reagan as evidence of her political convictions. She also insisted that she has, in general, “sharply” disagreed on various policies presented by Democrats over the years, including Democrats on Pelosi’s committee.
However, “in the end, we are one nation under God,” Cheney proclaimed.
Cheney proceeded to bring the original framers of the Constitution into the discussion, claiming that they “recognized the danger of the vicious factionalism of partisan politics,” particularly as it relates to the peaceful transference of power.
“Will we be so blinded by partisanship that we throw away the miracle of America?” Cheney challenged.