On Sunday, Republican Congresswoman and January 6 special committee member Liz Cheney said that Republicans can’t be loyal to both the U.S. Constitution and former President Donald Trump.
Cheney made her remarks during an interview on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”
Take a look:
Cheney: Republicans Have ‘A Choice To Make’
CBS News’ Margaret Brennan asked Cheney, “What happens with this committee if Republicans take the majority in 2022? Have you asked Kevin McCarthy to keep it?”
Cheney replied, “Look, Leader McCarthy has said a variety of things. He has both acted to obstruct the operations of the committee, but he’s also, on a couple of occasions, said that he’s willing to come talk to the committee.”
“I think that the- the American people again and particularly the Republican Party, you know, we as Republicans, have a choice to make,” Cheney continued.
Then Cheney said Republicans must make a choice.
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“I am a conservative Republican,” Cheney said. “I believe strongly in the policies of low taxes and limited government and a strong national defense. I think the country needs a strong Republican Party going forward, but our party has to choose.”
She then said, “We can either be loyal to Donald Trump or we can be loyal to the Constitution, but we cannot be both. And right now, there are far too many Republicans who are trying to enable the former president, embrace the former president.”
“Look the other way and hope that the former president goes away, trying to obstruct the activities of this committee,” Cheney said. “But we won’t be deterred. At the end of the day, the facts matter, and the truth matters.”
The Republican Party has to make a choice.
We can either be loyal to our Constitution or loyal to Donald Trump, but we cannot be both. pic.twitter.com/pDg8Lb3rzy
— Rep. Liz Cheney (@RepLizCheney) January 2, 2022
Cheney: ‘When you look at what former President Trump continues to do to this day in terms of trying to undermine our belief in our democratic process…’
Brenna said to Cheney “It goes beyond the former president, in a number of state capitals around the country in 19 different states, election laws are being changed and in some there is concern that Republican controlled legislatures could be able to change certification of an election if they don’t like the outcome of it.”
“This is undermining confidence among some in the public about the integrity of our elections,” Brennan asked. “Would you ask your fellow Republicans in states around the country to stop trying to do that?”
“Absolutely,” Cheney replied. “I think that again, you know, as a nation, we’ve got to be founded on the rule of law. We’ve got to be founded on fidelity to the Constitution. And when you look at what former President Trump continues to do to this day in terms of trying to undermine our belief in our democratic process, in terms of trying to undermine the rule of law, in terms of trying to find local officials who will help him do that.”