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Mon May 3, 2021, 07:29 PM

Liz Cheney denounces The Big Lie



Liz Cheney takes on Trump anew, saying his false claims are ‘poisoning our democratic system.’

Representative Liz Cheney of Wyoming, the No. 3 House Republican, repudiated former President Donald J. Trump’s false claim that the 2020 election was stolen, accusing him on Monday of “poisoning our democratic system.”

Ms. Cheney’s comments on Twitter escalated her feud with the former president — and, by extension, dozens of her fellow House Republicans who have repeated his baseless assertions that the election was fraudulently decided, or spread falsehoods about the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol by a pro-Trump mob.

The clash is threatening to reach a breaking point in the House, where a number of rank-and-file Republicans are growing increasingly frustrated with Ms. Cheney’s determination to continue calling out Mr. Trump and members of their party. Some have begun openly predicting that the Wyoming Republican, who overwhelmingly defeated a challenge to her leadership position in February after she had sided with Democrats in voting to impeach the former president, will soon face another such challenge and lose.
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The tensions came to a head last week, after Ms. Cheney told reporters that any lawmaker who led the bid to invalidate President Biden’s electoral victory in Congress should be disqualified from running for president. She also broke with Mr. McCarthy on the scope of a proposed independent commission to investigate the Jan. 6 riot, telling reporters in response to a question that she believed it should be narrowly focused on the assault on the Capitol.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/03/us/politics/liz-cheney-trump.html

Cheney: What Trump did 'is a line that cannot be crossed'

Washington (CNN)Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, the No. 3 House Republican, said on Monday her party cannot accept the "poison" of the idea that the 2020 election was stolen and should not "whitewash" the January 6 Capitol riot -- and Donald Trump's role in fomenting it.

"We can't embrace the notion the election is stolen. It's a poison in the bloodstream of our democracy," Cheney said, speaking behind closed doors at a conference in Sea Island, Georgia. "We can't whitewash what happened on January 6 or perpetuate Trump's big lie. It is a threat to democracy. What he did on January 6 is a line that cannot be crossed."

Cheney made her comments, confirmed to CNN by two people in the room, during an off-the-record interview with former House Speaker Paul Ryan before a crowd of donors and scholars at the annual retreat for the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank.

Cheney also called the Constitution "our shield" and said a "peaceful transfer of power must be defended."

https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/03/politics/liz-cheney-doubles-down-trump-gop/index.html

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Response to speak easy (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 07:31 PM

1. i have to grudgingly give her props

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Response to CatWoman (Reply #1)

Mon May 3, 2021, 07:35 PM

2. Ditto. She is not letting it go.

and putting up political capital to do it.

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Response to speak easy (Reply #2)

Mon May 3, 2021, 07:41 PM

3. and they continue to threaten her leadership position

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Response to CatWoman (Reply #1)

Mon May 3, 2021, 08:39 PM

5. Same here

I don't agree with her politically but she's sane and has integrity.

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Response to speak easy (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 07:44 PM

4. Go Liz.

She’s not backing down. Be strong Liz.

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Mon May 3, 2021, 08:46 PM

6. Hang tough, Liz

I hope she can at the least split some "real" Republicans from the Trumpanzees.

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Mon May 3, 2021, 08:59 PM

7. ....

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Tue May 4, 2021, 12:56 PM

8. For this thread

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