Republican Rep. Liz Cheney on Wednesday in her opening testimony at the House Rules Committee called on House Republicans to “step back from the brink” while criticizing House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy for seeking to obstruct the select committee that’s investigating the deadly January 6 insurrection.
The Wyoming Republican also blasted former President Donald Trump’s ally Steve Bannon after he refused to cooperate with the House committee, saying that his claim of executive privilege is not only invalid, but suggests Trump was “personally involved” in the execution of the events that day. Cheney, vice chair of the Jan. 6 panel, went on to urge her Republican colleagues to hold Bannon in contempt.
“I urge you to do what you know is right, to think of the long arc of history. We are told that it bends towards justice. But it does so only because of the actions of men and women in positions of public trust,” Cheney said.
Well, it appears that the twice-impeached one-term president was watching the hearing because he lashed out at Cheney in a statement tweeted out by his spokesperson Liz Cheney since Trump has been banned on the behemoth social site.
Trump claimed that “people absolutely cannot stand” Cheney, and said, “To look at her is to despise her. Hopefully she will continue down this unsustainable path and she will soon be gone!”
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You can read the full statement below:
— S.E. Cupp (@secupp) October 20, 2021
Twitter users piled in.
There’s something seriously wrong with this guy. First his “condolences” to Powell, now this…..
— Chris F. 🌎 citizen 🇨🇦 🇺🇸 focused (@SPTO) October 20, 2021
Bro, you scared?
— wendy (@GoryWendy) October 20, 2021
Sounds like the ranting of a very frightened man!!
— Brad Cohen (@bracoh) October 20, 2021
This country is doomed..
— the cleaner… (@DavidPickardCo2) October 20, 2021
Liz Cheney is raising more than his endorsed candidate so it’s impossible she’s polling low.https://t.co/KTq21xEIYy
— Pro-Democracy Warrior (@Truth_Comes_1st) October 20, 2021
Who can forget this? To look at him is to despise him. pic.twitter.com/qhsdCGn9p4
— Ita Sanders (@Itasanders) October 20, 2021
Even if I could get past the all-consuming toxic rage and antipathy, I cannot abide that run-on sentence.
— Drew Alexander 🎧 (@badartent) October 20, 2021
He’s so weak and obvious. https://t.co/ER1vmA4NiB
— Gianna Bader Ginsburg (@GiannaJax) October 20, 2021
He’s so jealous. She’s got the intelligence. The connections, the hair and the respect if the public. DJT has none of that. He’s just a broken down old sociopath. https://t.co/l8YpMQnkoL
— mamaloc (@mamalocaz) October 20, 2021
Aside from Trump’s juvenile statement, you would think that he wouldn’t lash out at members of a committee that is investigating the attack at the Capitol that the former president incited.
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