On Thursday, Representative Liz Cheney (R-WY) declared that far “too many” Republican representatives and senators have opted to “[look] the other way” with regards to the events of January 6, 2021 on Capitol Hill. Cheney also criticizes various “attempts to minimize what happened” on that fateful day.
During an appearance on NBC’s “Today” show, Cheney proclaimed that “the threat continues” with regards to similarly-minded attacks on the Capitol. The Wyoming representative also skewered former president Donald J. Trump, who she claims “continues to make the same claims that he knows [were associated with the] violence on January 6.”
Cheney expressed astonishment that numerous Republicans continue to “[embrace] that former president,” which means that they are actively “looking the other way” and “minimizing the danger” associated with extremists that allegedly have interest in repeating “what happened on [the] 6th.”
However, instead of “[rejecting] the lies about the election” and insisting that a president associated with the events of Capitol Hill should never be president again, Cheney is confounded by other Republicans who have chosen not to hold January 6 against Trump.
“That’s how democracies die,” Cheney declared, “and we simply cannot let that happen.”
The Wyoming representative also had harsh words for other individuals who may “minimize” the events of January 6.
“Anyone who denies the truth [of January 6] … ought to be ashamed of themselves,” Cheney asserted, warning that history will serve as the ultimate judge of individuals who remain in alleged denial over Capitol Hill.
Cheney is presently serving as the vice chair of the House select committee, which was created by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in order to investigate the events of January 6, 2021. The Wyoming representative claimed that the panel will continue angling for the release of various White House documents, even though Trump has repeatedly claimed having executive privilege.