Former GOP Congresswoman Liz Cheney of Wyoming is continuing to speak out publicly against denial of the realities of the last presidential election, a chain of conspiracy theories that led to the deadly violence at the Capitol on January 6, 2021, and still spurs threats to the orderly handling of U.S. elections.
“Yesterday, Speaker Johnson suggested Trump could ignore rulings by 61 courts & defy our Constitution because Trump supposedly “believed” he won. Mike knows the election was not stolen and that a President who defies the rulings of our courts & attempts to seize power is a tyrant,” Cheney said Wednesday on X (Twitter). Rep. Mike Johnson (R-La.), the latest House Speaker, already demonstrated broad allegiance to the cause of challenging the last presidential election’s results with his leadership of the House GOP’s part in pushing the failed Texas lawsuit challenging Biden’s 2020 wins in several other states.
In election denial news, Kari Lake — the Republican who unsuccessfully ran for Arizona governor in 2022 — is still challenging her loss in court, despite also now running for Senate! And as part of that consistently failing court challenge that she refuses to abandon, she’s still pushing for a redo of at least part of the election… despite also now running for Senate!
And elsewhere, Trump ally Rudy Giuliani is facing steep potential consequences for his judge-determined defamation impacting two now former election workers from Georgia, Ruby Freeman and Shaye Moss. As their case moves to trial where the level of financial penalty on Giuliani will be determined, Freeman and Moss have indicated they’re seeking up to $43 million awarded by jurors in addition to financial penalties in other categories in amounts jurors will decide. In some of the commentary propelling the underlying case, Giuliani bizarrely compared footage evidently of Freeman and Moss participating in tabulating the votes to footage of John F. Kennedy’s assassination.