Liz Cheney issues stark warning to GOP lawmakers about distancing party from white supremacy
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) on Tuesday issued a warning to her Republican colleagues about becoming complacent on race relations and relative issues plaguing the United States following the Capitol riots as she urged them to "make clear that we aren't the party of white supremacy."
On Tuesday, the third-ranking House Republican participated in a virtual foreign policy event held by the Reagan Institute where she expressed concern about colleagues who refuse to blatantly condemn the deadly civil unrest that erupted at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. Cheney acknowledged that while some may have the desire to simply "look away," it is imperative that they do not, reports Talking Points Memo.
"It's very important for us to ignore the temptation to look away," Cheney said. "It's very important, especially for us as Republicans, to make clear that we aren't the party of white supremacy."
She added, "I think we as Republicans, in particular, have a duty and an obligation to stand against that, to stand against insurrection."
For the last several weeks, Cheney has faced opposition for standing her ground and condemning former President Donald Trump's actions. She was also one of the 10 House Republicans who voted in favor of Trump being convicted for inciting the insurrection on the Capitol. During the foreign policy event, she went on to take aim at the former president's unfounded claims of widespread voter fraud which, subsequently, influenced the riots on the U.S. Capitol.
"The idea that we in Congress were going to step in and somehow overturn the results of the election on Jan. 6 was never true, was unconstitutional, was wrong. And I think facing the facts about what happened in the election, I hope that's something that can become partly from the 9/11 commission," Cheney said.
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She went on to urge her colleagues to right the wrongs during Trump's presidency as she asked Republicans to "take our oaths and obligations seriously" to "right the unforgivable wrongs of Jan. 6."
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