She said her ouster confirmed the threats posed with the aid of the president's rhetoric. Just days after being ousted as House Republicans' 0.33-ranked leader, Rep. Liz Cheney remains voicing her worries about the state of the GOP.
Cheney told ABC in an interview that aired Sunday that her birthday party's decision to replace her with New York Rep. Elise Stefanik — a staunch supporter and ally of former President Donald Trump — is "dangerous."
"I think it is risky," the Wyoming Republican said in an interview on ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos." "I suppose that, that we must understand how quick matters can get to the bottom of. We need to apprehend what it way for the country to have a former president who has no longer conceded and who maintains to suggest that our electoral gadget cannot feature, can not do the need of the human beings."
Cheney, who changed into stripped of her function because the party's House convention chair, went on to mention that continuing to assist individuals who query the 2020 election consequences and the democratic method should result in greater incidents just like the Jan. 6 attacks.
"I suppose there may be no question" that something like Jan. 6 could take place once more, Cheney said.
"I suggest, you understand, we have now seen the outcomes. We've — we've got visible how a long way the president — President Trump become inclined to go. We've visible no longer only his, his provocation of the attack, but his refusal to ship assist while it become wished, his refusal to right now say, ‘Stop.’ And that in and of itself, in my opinion, was a totally clean violation of his oath and of his responsibility."
Cheney was stripped of her role due to her willingness to publicly reject Trump's theories about a rigged election. In the ABC interview, she stated that she agreed with Illinois Rep. Adam Kinzinger, another maverick inside the Republican caucus, that few contributors of the House GOP simply accept as true with Trump's baseless conspiracy theories.
Cheney also stated that Trump's conspiracy-mongering bolsters enemies of democracy distant places.
"To purpose that form of questioning approximately our system, frankly, it is the identical styles of things that the Chinese Communist Party says approximately democracy: that it's a failed gadget, that America is a failed nation. I won't be a part of that," she stated.