GOP Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) said on Sunday, April 11, that former President Donald Trump’s 2020 presidential election was not “stolen.”
Cheney has emerged as one of the former president’s most adamant opponents in the Republican Party in the Capitol riot’s aftermath, highlighting a schism between the party’s leadership and its most recent president. She was one of ten House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump for his suspected riot involvement on January 6.
Because of her impeachment vote, more than half of the members of the House Republican Conference did not agree with Cheney and agreed to remove her from the party’s chair.
Breitbart reports that during an interview with CBS’s “Face the Nation,” host Margaret Brennan said that, “Unfortunately, last night the former president seemed to be talking in a proud way about the crowd size on January 6. He gave a speech at Mar-a-Lago. He was the keynote speaker at an RNC fundraiser. He talked about Vice President Pence not doing more to stop the election certification, according to reports in the Times and the Post. So he is the best messenger for the party?”
Liz Cheney on Trump's continued embrace of insurrection: "The former president is using the same language that he knows provoked violence on Jan. 6. As a party, we need to be focused on the future. We need to be focused on embracing the Constitution, not embracing insurrection." pic.twitter.com/8XMC6PFKJu
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 11, 2021