Liz Cheney Calls Trump ‘Domestic Threat’, Says Republicans Can’t Support Him and the Constitution

by Danielle F. Winter

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Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., called former President Trump a “domestic threat” during a Wednesday night speech at the Reagan Library in Southern California.

“We are facing a domestic threat that we have never experienced before — and that is a former president trying to unravel the foundations of our constitutional republic,” Cheney said. “And he is helped by Republican leaders and elected officials who have willingly taken themselves hostage from this dangerous and irrational man.”

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She told the public that Republicans “cannot be both loyal to Donald Trump and loyal to the Constitution,” to applause after she said the charges the January 6 committee, which she is a member, made against Trump over his actions, On that day in 2021.

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Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., vice chair of the House Select Committee investigating the January 6 U.S. Capitol uprising, delivers her “Time for Choose” speech in the Ronald Reagan on Wednesday, June 29, 2022, Presidential Library and Museum, in Simi Valley, California The lesson is part of a series that focuses on the conservative movement to answer critical questions about the future of the Republican Party. (A.P. Photo/Mark J. Terrill) (A.P. Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Cheney is one of two Republicans (Republican Adam Kinzinger is the other) on the January 6 panel and could face a major challenge in her primary in August. The election has very few polls, but one funded by a group backing Trump-backed opponent Harriet Hageman has Cheney trailing by 30 points.

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Still, the congresswoman insisted: “No party, no people, no nation can defend and perpetuate a constitutional republic if they accept a leader who has gone to war with the rule of law, with the democratic process, or with the peaceful transfer of power – with the constitution.” yourself.”

Cheney also cited global threats like Russia and North Korea and criticized President Biden for the economy, but she focused on Trump.

Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., vice chair of the House Select Committee investigating the January 6 U.S. Capitol uprising, delivers her “Time for Choose” speech in the Ronald Reagan on Wednesday, June 29, 2022, Presidential Library and Museum, in Simi Valley, California The lesson is part of a series that focuses on the conservative movement to answer critical questions about the future of the Republican Party. (A.P. Photo/Mark J. Terrill) (A.P. Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

“The efforts that Donald Trump oversaw and engaged in were even more horrifying and threatening than we could have imagined,” she said, citing testimonies and other alleged disclosures from the January 6 hearings, adding that his alleged actions are both “undeniable” and “painful” for Republicans to accept.

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Chair Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., and Vice Chair Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., listen as the House select committee investigating the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol holds a Tuesday hearing at the Capitol in Washington, June 28, 2022. (A.P. Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) (A.P. Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

She said she chose not to support Trump as a mother first because she wants her children and their children to live in a country where “the peaceful transfer of power is guaranteed”.

Then she made it as an American and a religious person; she told the crowd.

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She quoted former President Ronald Reagan as saying: “It is up to us in our day to choose and choose wisely between the hard but necessary task of preserving peace and freedom and the temptation to ignore our duty and blindly choose the best.” hope. In contrast, the enemies of freedom grew stronger by the day.”

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