Watch: Liz Cheney calls Donald Trump's lies 'a cancer' in powerful final pitch to voters

Watch: Liz Cheney calls Donald Trump's lies 'a cancer' in powerful final pitch to voters
Image via screengrab.

Congresswoman and Vice Chair of the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol Liz Cheney (R-Wyoming) released a final campaign video on Thursday ahead of next Tuesday's primary election which polls indicate that she will lose.

Cheney's service on the Select Committee has made her a pariah of sorts within the GOP, which censured her last year after she voted to impeach former President Donald Trump for inciting the insurrection. Trump has endorsed Cheney's right-wing challenger Harriet Hageman, an attorney who has trussed her identity to the Big Lie.

Despite the imminent risk to her political career, Cheney emphasized the dangers that Trump and his movement pose to the future of American democracy in her closing pitch:

As Election Day nears, I want to talk to citizens across our great state and all across our country. America cannot remain free if we abandon the truth. The lie that the 2020 presidential election was stolen is insidious. It preys on those who love their country. It is a door Donald Trump opened to manipulate Americans to abandon their principles, to sacrifice their freedom, to justify violence, to ignore the rulings of our courts and the rule of law.

This is Donald Trump’s legacy, but it cannot be the future of our nation. History has shown us over and over again how these types of poisonous lies destroy free nations. Like many candidates across this country, my opponents in Wyoming have said that the 2020 election was rigged and stolen. No one who understands our nation's laws, no one with an honest, honorable, genuine commitment to our Constitution would say that. It is a cancer that threatens our great republic. If we do not condemn these lies, if we do not hold those responsible to account, we will be excusing this conduct and it will become a feature of all elections. America will never be the same. Nothing in our public life is more important than the preservation of the miracle given to us by God and our Founding Fathers. Nothing.

Here is my pledge to you. I will work every day to ensure that our exceptional nation long endures. My children and your children must grow up in an America where we have honorable and peaceful transitions of power, not violent confrontations, intimidation and thuggery. Where we are governed by laws and not by men. Where we are led by people who love this country more than themselves.

No matter how long we must fight, this is a battle we will win. Millions of Americans across our nation – Republicans, Democrats, Independents – stand united in the cause of freedom. We are stronger, more dedicated, and more determined than those trying to destroy our republic. This is our Great Task. And we will prevail. I hope you will join me in this fight.

READ MORE: Dick Cheney blasts 'coward' Donald Trump in campaign ad for daughter Liz

Watch below or at this link:

"The Great Task"

READ MORE: Liz Cheney schools Fox News host after he goes to bat for 'indefensible' fake Trump electors scheme

Understand the importance of honest news ?

So do we.

The past year has been the most arduous of our lives. The Covid-19 pandemic continues to be catastrophic not only to our health - mental and physical - but also to the stability of millions of people. For all of us independent news organizations, it’s no exception.

We’ve covered everything thrown at us this past year and will continue to do so with your support. We’ve always understood the importance of calling out corruption, regardless of political affiliation.

We need your support in this difficult time. Every reader contribution, no matter the amount, makes a difference in allowing our newsroom to bring you the stories that matter, at a time when being informed is more important than ever. Invest with us.

Make a one-time contribution to Alternet All Access, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you.

Click to donate by check.

DonateDonate by credit card
Donate by Paypal
{{ }}
@2022 - AlterNet Media Inc. All Rights Reserved. - "Poynter" fonts provided by