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Thu May 13, 2021, 11:18 AM

Cheney on Trump: 'He's going to unravel the democracy to come back into power'


By Kristin Wilson and Daniella Diaz, CNN

Updated 9:37 AM ET, Thu May 13, 2021

(CNN) - Rep. Liz Cheney is outlining her next steps in the aftermath of her ousting from leadership, telling NBC, "I intend to be the leader, one of the leaders, in a fight to help to restore our party," and warning that former President Donald Trump is willing "to unravel the democracy to come back into power."

The Wyoming congresswoman, and now former House Republican Conference chair, also didn't rule out a run for president in the "Today" interview that aired Thursday morning, but she did confirm she will run for reelection for her US House seat next year.

Cheney said "silence is not an option" when speaking out against Trump, and she said admonishments from her fellow Republicans to move forward are not possible because the damage that the former president is causing is "an ongoing threat." The daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney reiterated her assertion Wednesday that Trump cannot become president again.

"He's unfit," she said. "He never again can be anywhere close to the Oval Office."

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Reply Cheney on Trump: 'He's going to unravel the democracy to come back into power' (Original post)
DonViejo May 13 OP
dawg day May 13 #1
TheRealNorth May 13 #2
JHB May 13 #3
malaise May 13 #4
Trueblue1968 May 13 #13
malaise May 13 #14
spooky3 May 13 #17
malaise May 13 #19
spooky3 May 13 #20
ScratchCat May 13 #5
Dan May 13 #11
jonstl08 May 14 #26
maxsolomon May 13 #21
Hugin May 13 #6
leftieNanner May 13 #8
NNadir May 13 #7
kentuck May 13 #9
CrispyQ May 13 #10
Traildogbob May 13 #12
Roc2020 May 13 #15
Politicub May 13 #16
gratuitous May 13 #18
maxsolomon May 13 #22
ananda May 13 #23
mopinko May 14 #24
uponit7771 May 14 #25

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu May 13, 2021, 11:27 AM

1. This is true-- he would do that-

Cheney on Trump: 'He's going to unravel the democracy to come back into power'


Well, we all know he's a democracy-poisoning snake. Even THEY (McCarthy and McConnell and all of them) know that. Even many of his Trumpers know that.

But they don't care. I don't know why they don't care-- why they think this wreck of a rich man is worth such a cost.

And with McCarthy, it's not even personal adoration he feels to Trump. It's just the craven desire for the temporary power that he gets from being within Trump's fumes.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu May 13, 2021, 11:28 AM

2. Not only that

The former guy will be aided and abetted by Republican Party.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu May 13, 2021, 11:31 AM

3. Then do the thing that you'll hate the most...

Get together like-minded people who actually have power: fellow congresspeople, state reps, governors, etc. The people we always here about off the record, griping namelessly.

Admit that Democrats being in control isn't the horror show you like to claim it is to rally your voters. Sure, you find us ideologically offensive, but even the most progressive Democratic initiatives will have us closer to the Eisenhower administration than to Venezuela or Castro's Cuba.

And then join together on a mission to torpedo the Raving Monster Loony Party. Deny it success, so that no politician looking to their future sees an advantage in sticking with it (this includes you).

Nuke the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu May 13, 2021, 11:37 AM

4. The way her daddy did

Ah well

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Response to malaise (Reply #4)

Thu May 13, 2021, 01:13 PM

13. take trump turkey hunting !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Response to Trueblue1968 (Reply #13)

Thu May 13, 2021, 01:15 PM

14. Ha

Deadly!

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Response to malaise (Reply #14)

Thu May 13, 2021, 01:41 PM

17. I'm still hoping that his staff are arranging for KFC and Big Macs at every meal. nt

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Response to spooky3 (Reply #17)

Thu May 13, 2021, 01:46 PM

19. Before I make coffee every morning I check to see

IHDY!

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Response to malaise (Reply #19)

Thu May 13, 2021, 02:03 PM

20. I had to do some searching to find out what IHDY meant! :-)

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu May 13, 2021, 11:38 AM

5. It is important to remember

Donald Trump didn't want to be President. It was a scam to steal money from the gullible to pay off his debts and probably start some new media platform. He had no acceptance speech written on election night 2016. The perfect storm or events lead to him winning and he was miserable the entire time.

The only reason Donald Trump ran for re-election is because of the legal exposure he created. He knows his crimes and knows that now that these things are being looked at(tax fraud, bank loan fraud, insurance fraud), he is caught. But he lost, and indictments will be coming on these State charges at minimum.

There is no reason for him to run, again, for something he never wanted in the first place. This will especially be true once he is indicted by NY State. He lost the popular vote, twice, by huge margins. He was impeached twice. He is disgraced. What possible angle could they run him as a candidate from? They can't just shut down conventions and give him the nomination - he isn't the sitting POTUS. Others will want to run, knowing Trump is clearly a losing proposition. Its May 2021. Three years from now, he will be a bad memory.

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Response to ScratchCat (Reply #5)

Thu May 13, 2021, 12:50 PM

11. He wants to be POTUS again

to subvert Justice, avoid prosecution and inflict hurt on those that are pro-democracy.

Trump, and the GOP, if given a chance will make Hitler and the NAZIs look like pikers.

We would have death camps on every corner, and our good friends who really think that Trump wasn't given a chance will fight for the chance to be parts of the the camps (administrators, guards, food services, etc.).

Don't believe it - talk to one of them, they no longer believe in reality.

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Response to Dan (Reply #11)

Fri May 14, 2021, 10:33 AM

26. Have family Trumpers

I have some family who may think like this. Have a sister and BIL who believe China stole the election for Biden. They do not believe Russia had any part in the 2016 & 2020 elections. Massive voter fraud happened in 2020 in ONLY the Presidential Election. When I point out all the Candidates are on the ballot so if one vote is invalid the whole ballot is so all the votes on that ballot need to be thrown out including ones for the GOP if the people slip their vote. Crickets from them.

Also I am not allowed to see my nieces and nephews since I would be a bad influence on them because I am liberal.

UGH

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Response to ScratchCat (Reply #5)

Thu May 13, 2021, 02:09 PM

21. You're discounting his Narcissism and Ego.

He really does think he knows better than anyone about any topic there is, and feels he should be in charge. He always has, because he is a Solipsist. Only he matters.

I do think he wants to be King of America, not President.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu May 13, 2021, 11:39 AM

6. I'm pretty sure her House seat is safe for her.

After seeing the Gatez fiasco a couple of months ago. Assuming the voters in WY don't like being told who to like. Reverse-reverse-perverse psychology.

I don't know about her presidential aspirations.

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Response to Hugin (Reply #6)

Thu May 13, 2021, 12:43 PM

8. She will likely be primaried by a Trumper

Whether Wyoming voters prefer her or not, we will know that next year.

And I have been saying for a while now that she absolutely has Presidential aspirations. But will her party be willing to nominate her?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu May 13, 2021, 12:40 PM

7. Well if you've lived your life among the venal, the paranoid, and the ignorant...

...you might think as much.

Fortunately there is a world where people opposite in every way function quite well.

If one doesn't know that, it's one's own fault.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu May 13, 2021, 12:48 PM

9. He's a boil on the ass of America.

When you have a boil on your ass, you need to get it lanced.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu May 13, 2021, 12:49 PM

10. Actions speak louder than words, Rep. Cheney.

What exactly will you do? Will you & the few others start speaking out about the voter suppression laws being passed all over the country? Will you support HR1, since you are oh so concerned about our democracy, now?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu May 13, 2021, 01:17 PM

15. I absolutely could see Liz Cheaney

becoming President. I won't vote for her but she could definitely win.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu May 13, 2021, 01:18 PM

16. I'm glad she is not allowing herself to be complicit and speaking out.

She is getting media coverage for her remarks.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu May 13, 2021, 01:44 PM

18. With her reverent regard for democracy, you'd think Cheney would support HR1

But you'd be wrong. Progressives might want to hold off on casting that bronze statue of Cheney for its Profiles in Courage pantheon.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu May 13, 2021, 02:10 PM

22. He needs to be opposed for their nomination.

If it's Cheney, fine.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu May 13, 2021, 02:19 PM

23. Said the woman just as responsible for Trump & fascism as any Reep.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri May 14, 2021, 08:56 AM

24. talk all you want, never trumpers. show me the votes.

or move along.
esp show me your vote on voting rights. or it's all hot air.
and infrastructure.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri May 14, 2021, 10:19 AM

25. Liz Cheney is effective more effective at demonizing Trump than democrats could ever be because

... she's an insider.

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