Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), one of the ten House Republicans who voted for the impeachment of then-President Donald Trump after the Capitol riot and a current leader of the House panel investigating that riot, is holding fast to her commitments.
As she faces a looming primary with a Trump-endorsed challenger who polling indicates is leading and could win, Cheney released a straightforward video ad this week going directly after lies about the outcome of the 2020 election and highlighting the potentially dangerous and existentially destabilizing impact of those lies. It’s also worth noting Cheney specifically included those who don’t live in Wyoming among those she was rhetorically addressing — she referenced Americans across the nation as “united in the cause of freedom.” She’s left the option open of her running for president in 2024, although it’s unclear how well she might do.
In the video, Cheney says:
‘The lie that the 2020 presidential election was stolen is insidious. It preys on those who love their country. It is a door Donald Trump opened to manipulate Americans to abandon their principles, to sacrifice their freedom, to justify violence, to ignore the rulings of our courts and the rule of law. This is Donald Trump’s legacy, but it cannot be the future of our nation.’
Cheney subsequently tore into comments supporting the lie of a rigged election from opponents in the Wyoming GOP Congressional primary in which she’s currently running. “America will never be the same” if the conduct of those promoting the lie of election fraud is essentially excused, Cheney said. “No matter how long we must fight, this is a battle we will win,” the Congresswoman added, discussing the push against those perpetrating lies about the 2020 election and the dangerous idea of taking drastic action like what Trump wanted done to overturn it. The House panel investigating January 6 is continuing its wide-ranging probe with rigor and is set to hold additional public hearings later this year following an earlier series of such proceedings featuring a variety of witnesses. The future of the panel could be in jeopardy if Republicans take control of the House in the midterms and the committee isn’t finished with its work by January. Check out Cheney’s new video message below:
Millions of Americans across our nation – Republicans, Democrats, Independents – stand united in the cause of freedom. We are stronger, more dedicated, and more determined than those trying to destroy our Republic.
This is our great task and we will prevail. pic.twitter.com/yjh7XU9lgR
— Liz Cheney (@Liz_Cheney) August 11, 2022