Wyoming GOP Rep. Liz Cheney is going after Donald Trump again.
During an interview on CBS News’s Face The Nation, Cheney declared that the 2020 presidential election was not “stolen” from Trump.
“Unfortunately, last night the former president seemed to be talking proudly about the crowd size on January 6,” said host Margaret Brennan.
“He gave a speech at Mar-a-Lago. He was the keynote speaker at an RNC fundraiser. According to reports in the Times and the Post, he talked about Vice President Pence not doing more to stop the election certification. So he is the best messenger for the party?” Brennan asked.
“The former president is using the same language he knows provoked violence on January 6. As a party, we need to be focused on the future,” Cheney said.
“We need to be focused on embracing the Constitution, not embracing insurrection. I think it is very important for people to realize that a fundamental part of the Constitution and who we are as Americans is the rule of law, the judicial process. The election wasn’t stolen. There was a judicial process in place,” Cheney added.
“If you attack the judicial process and you attack the rule of law, you aren’t defending the Constitution,” she continued.
She concluded: “You’re at war with the Constitution. We have to embrace the Constitution and put forward positive solutions. We have to be the party of hope, of aspiration, of inspiration, the party that recognizes and understands that the taxes need to be low, the government needs to be limited in size, a strong national defense, though substantive things, not the party of insurrection.”
Republican @RepLizCheney on allegations against colleague Rep. Matt Gaetz that he violated sex trafficking laws: “As the mother of daughters, the charges are sickening."
— Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) April 11, 2021
Back in February, Wyoming Republican officials overwhelmingly voted in favor of censuring Cheney and called on her to resign.
Cheney responded by saying she will not be stepping down after being censured.
Cheney also argued that former Donald Trump no longer has a role in the party as a leader.
According to a new poll from a pro-Trump Super PAC, Cheney’s popularity has taken a major hit since her impeachment vote against Trump.
Almost 75% of Republican voters in Wyoming, and just over 60% of voters overall, expressed Cheney’s negative opinion in a poll carried out by pollster John McLaughlin.
“Liz Cheney’s decision to vote to impeach President Trump makes her extremely vulnerable,” McLaughlin said about the results. “It is evident her ratings are in bad shape among general election voters and have collapsed among Republicans and Trump voters.”
Cheney said Trump “summoned this mob, assembled the mob, and let the flame of this attack.”
She added that “there has never been a greater betrayal by a president of the United States of his office and his oath to the constitution.”
Florida GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz delivered an impassioned speech earlier this month on the House floor, saying Democrats have incited “far more political violence” in the United States than Republicans.
“Make no mistake, the Left in America has incited far more political violence than the Right,” the Florida Republican said.
“For months, our cities burned, police stations burned, our businesses were shattered, and they said nothing. Or they cheer-led for it and fundraised for it, and they allowed it to happen in the greatest country in the world.”