Rep. Liz Cheney delivered a harsh message to her party members who continue to support President Donald Trump and downplay Jan. 6's events.
She said, "Tonight, this is what I am saying to my Republican colleagues who are fighting for the indefensible. There will be a day when Donald Trump will be gone, but your dishonor shall not go."
Cheney, the House's top Republican member investigating the riot is also a vocal critic and critic of the former president aEUR," putting her political future at risk.
She was the third-highest-ranking House Republican on Jan. 6. In retaliation to her criticisms of Trump's election falsities and her role in the riot, she was fired from her leadership post several months later.
The House panel that is investigating the attack consists of seven Democrats, and only one Republican aEUR” Rep. Adam Kinzinger from Illinois. Kinzinger announced last fall that his intention to retire.
In her remarks, Cheney placed the blame for Jan. 6's attack squarely on the ex-president.
He was accused of inciting violence by spreading misinformation during the weeks following the 2020 election and not listening to his advisors who advised rioters to stop.
She actually cited testimony from members of the administration who were present in the West Wing Jan. 6, stating that Trump was angry at advisers who advised him to stop the violence.
Cheney claimed that he was aware that rioters were chanting to hang Mike Pence, former Vice President. He reportedly commented that "maybe our supporters are right in thinking" and said he "deserves it."
She also showed clips of witness testimony and described some of the evidence and arguments the committee will present during the remainder of the hearing. One of those points was that the riot wasn't spontaneous. Trump's false claims about a stolen election motivated the people who stormed Capitol. Trump ignored dozens of lawsuits and evidence from his campaign that he had actually lost the election. Many of Trump's associates resigned after Jan. 6.
Cheney advised viewers to pay attention to two things as they view the proceedings. The investigation is still ongoing and the Department of Justice works with cooperating witnesses. It has not disclosed all of the information it has identified so far.
Cheney gave an overview of the topics for hearings through June. They will focus on Trump’s attempts to remain in office by pressing the DOJ, former Vice president Mike Pence and state officials. Also, how he summoned violent mobs and directed them march.