Liz Cheney throws a Trump-supporting GOP lawmaker under the bus

Liz Cheney throws a Trump-supporting GOP lawmaker under the bus
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Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) recently shed light on a groundbreaking truth about some of her fellow Republican lawmakers.

According to Cheney, some who publicly show support for former President Donald Trump actually hold opposing views about him behind closed doors.

Per HuffPost, an example of this type of behavior was evident in the days after the Jan. 6 insurrection on the U.S. Capitol. Despite their own lives being put in danger, many Republican lawmakers still attempted to support Trump in hopes of him remaining in office.

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On Monday, September 19, Cheney attended an event at the American Enterprise Institute where she recalled a day in the House cloakroom. During that time, she noted a stack of papers that lawmakers were required to sign if they intended to oppose the Electoral College vote.

She also noted how one Republican lawmaker actually did sign the papers but mumbled a complaint under his breath.

“And as I was sitting there, a member came in and he signed his name on each one of the states’ sheets,” Cheney recalled. “And then he said under his breath, ‘The things we do for the Orange Jesus.’”

While some attendees found Cheney's remarks comical, Cheney expressed concern about the lawmaker's lack of regard for the constitutional oath he'd taken. “I thought, you know, you’re taking an act that is unconstitutional,” she said.

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Cheney, one of only two Republican lawmakers sitting on the House Select Committee, also criticized her fellow Republican colleagues for their ongoing defense of the former president.

“Bit by bit, excuse by excuse, we’re putting Donald Trump above the law,” the Wyoming lawmaker said, according to NBC News. “We are rendering indefensible conduct normal, legal and appropriate — as though he were a king.”

Cheney's pushback against Trump ultimately led to her being ousted from leadership during the primary election.

Watch Cheney's remarks below or at this link.

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