On Fox News, some of the most popular “news” show hosts have gaslighted their viewers by telling them that the attack on the Capitol Building on January 6, 2021 was fake. Despite the fact that everyone watching saw Trump’s supporters attack the police who guarded the building and the lives of elected officials inside. On Friday, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), who sits on the investigative committee looking into the events of that day, told viewers that Donald Trump was responsible for that attack, that the committee is looking into everyone involved, and that what happened on that day was a very, very big deal.
While Bret Baier attempted to divert attention a number of times, trying to get Cheney to talk about Democrat’s proposed new bills, Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s “failure” to prepare for Jan. 6 by working with Capitol Police (a favorite talking point of the network), and a quote by the committee chair that Cheney said was “inaccurate.”
Cheney continued to steer the conversation back to the work of the committee and the culpability of Donald Trump.
‘This was a mob that was summoned by and provoked by the president of the United States in an effort to stop the counting of electoral votes, which is a Constitutional process…he continues to suggest that the violence on January 6th was justified. When he says November 3rd was the insurrection and January 6th was a protest, what he’s doing is continuing to undermine our electoral process. He’s gone to war with the rule of law, and I think that’s also really important for people to understand.’
Twitter had a big reaction to Cheney’s statements. Read some of their comments below: