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May 4 - Cheney: What Trump did 'is a line that cannot be crossed', Slams election lies



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May 4 - Cheney: What Trump did 'is a line that cannot be crossed', Slams election lies
 

 
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WASHINGTON – Rep. Liz Cheney made clear Monday that she will continue to publicly denounce former president Donald Trump over his false claims that the 2020 election was stolen, imperiling her position in House Republican leadership as GOP members continue to rally around Trump.

House Republican leaders as well as some rank-and-file members have said that Cheney’s statements in recent weeks about Trump are a distraction and that she should focus on issues that unite the party.

But Cheney, R-Wyo., brushed aside those warnings Monday after Trump issued a statement attempting to commandeer the term “Big Lie,” commonly used to refer to the false claims that the 2020 election was stolen from Trump, by a*serting that the term should now refer to President Joe Biden’s election victory.

Cheney quickly condemned Trump’s comment as well as anyone who supports his statements about the election.

Cheney has said challenging Trump’s false statements about the election is an issue of principle, but she has increasingly angered her GOP colleagues and faced renewed calls to step down from the No. 3 leadership post in the conference.

Hours later, Trump released another statement, this time attacking Cheney by calling her a “big-shot warmonger” and claiming that people in Wyoming “never liked her much.”

Cheney has said challenging Trump’s false statements about the election is an issue of principal, but she has increasingly angered her GOP colleagues and faced renewed calls Monday to step down from the No. 3 leadership post in the conference.

“Liz Cheney does not understand the responsibilities of leadership. She claims that I, and 146 other Republicans, violated the U.S. Constitution with our January 6th vote to challenge electors. She’s wrong,” Rep. John Rutherford, R-Fla., said in a tweet Friday, referring to the 147 Republicans who contested the 2020 presidential election results. “She has now become an obstruction to leadership unity and should step down from her leadership duties as Republican Conference Chair.”

Cheney was one of 10 House Republicans to vote to impeach Trump in January on charges that he incited the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol with false claims of a stolen election. Some Republicans demanded that she be stripped of her leadership post over this vote, but she beat back an initial challenge with 145 members of the conference voting to keep her in her position. Sixty-one members voted to remove her during the closed-ballot vote.

But her hold on that position and standing inside the party that her father once helped lead as vice president is now less firm.

Cheney’s detractors say she should focus on promoting a united GOP front on policy and against the Biden administration as the party seeks to win back the House majority in 2022, instead of taking on Trump and his false election claims. The former president has never offered evidence to support his claims of widespread voter fraud, and several courts dismissed legal challenges to the election results last year.

Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind., who chairs the Republican Study Committee made up of 154 members, said Cheney’s “focus on the past” makes her ineffective as conference chair, which is tasked with keeping the caucus united on messaging and legislative priorities.

Banks, who voted to contest the election results, said a majority of his colleagues believe the way to winning the election is by embracing what they view as Trump’s appealing message to working-class voters.

“Unfortunately, Liz appears to be an anomaly when it comes to that focus, and I think that’s what frustrating so many of our members is that while the rest of us are focused on winning back the majority, she’s focused on proving her point and is focused on the past,” he said in an interview Friday reflecting on comments she made in recent weeks.

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When pressed on whether Cheney’s argument that embracing Trump’s policies includes spreading misinformation about election fraud, Banks said the goal of winning back the majority “has nothing to do with the insurrection.”

Cheney, who declined to be interviewed for the report, has said Republicans must focus on policy prescriptions rather than embracing Trump in full to win back voters and condemn the lies that fueled the attack on the Capitol. She has argued that while Trump did appeal strongly to the party’s base he also hurt it with suburban women, independents and educated voters.

On Monday, Cheney told a closed-door conference hosted by the conservative American Enterprise Institute in Sea Island, Ga., that the party cannot accept the “poison” that the election was stolen, according to CNN.

“We can’t whitewash what happened on January 6 or perpetuate Trump’s big lie,” she said while being interviewed at the conference by former House speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., according to the network. “It is a threat to democracy. What he did on January 6 is a line that cannot be crossed.”

Cheney’s few remaining allies are quick to defend the Wyoming congresswoman. Rep. Anthony Gonzalez, R-Ohio, who also voted to impeach Trump, told the Hill newspaper that she “is not the best fit” for the conference if the “prerequisite” to lead House Republicans “is lying to our voters.”

“Representative Gonzalez’s quote sums things up well,” said Jeremy Adler, Cheney’s communications director.

Cheney is increasingly isolated from House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., who defended her when her leadership post was challenged earlier this year but is not expected to do so again.

One Republican leadership aide, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe internal party thinking, said they “wouldn’t be surprised” if a move against Cheney materializes, but there is no plan to censure her or introduce a conference resolution to remove her from her leadership post.

Other than Cheney, the several GOP leaders who earlier this year also criticized Trump over his role in Jan. 6 attack and for spreading falsehoods about the election have since backpedaled from those remarks or, like Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., declined to address the issue again, saying they are focused on the future.

McCarthy, who was one of the 147 congressional Republicans who voted to contest the 2020 presidential election results, said in January that Trump “bears responsibility” for the attack, but he defended Trump’s response in a recent “Fox News Sunday” interview. At the House Republicans’ annual policy retreat last month, he also declined to say whether Cheney was still a “good fit” for the party’s leadership team.

“That’s a question for the conference,” McCarthy said, adding that anyone criticizing Trump over the Capitol riot, as Cheney had done, was “not being productive.”

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The Republican caucus is keeping an eye on signals from McCarthy about how to approach Cheney. Members and aides who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal conversations said the rank-and-file would fall in line and vote Cheney out of her leadership position if McCarthy were the one who decides such a vote is necessary.

McCarthy’s office did not respond to a request for comment.

Ever since McCarthy and Cheney publicly disagreed on whether Trump should make an appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference in late February, the two have not appeared together at any in-person leadership news conferences. The relationship’s chill was clear before the joint session when members were huddling on the House floor but neither Cheney nor McCarthy approached each other.

Cheney’s fist bump with Biden that night angered some Republicans who pointed at the moment as a signal that Cheney sides more with Democrats than Trump even though she has been a reliable conservative on policy issues.

“Her first fist bump to Joe Biden was when she voted to impeach President Trump. That pictured first bump is just the one that made it public,” Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., said in a statement. The full House voted to strip Greene of her committee a*signments this year after extremist comments.

In response to Republican attacks, Cheney tweeted a clarification that while she disagrees “strongly” with Biden’s policies, she does not regret reaching out to the president of the United States “in a civil, respectful & dignified way.”

“We’re different political parties. We’re not sworn enemies. We’re Americans,” she said.
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 2 months ago '20        #2
SweezyDeuce 
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How the hell do republicans still follow trump and Gaetz instead of her and former Republican john kasich

What a bunch of dumbass kkkultist
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 2 months ago '17        #3
Coffee 
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These fu*king racist Republicans want war.

They're going to fu*king get it.
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 2 months ago '04        #4
gh3tto 
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the rescumlican party doesnt inf*ght when it matters
get a little closer to elections and these nasty gop sh*tbags would switch up


the problem is donald might not be running with all the legal issues he faces

in 10 years every russoblican will swear they never supported donald exactly like dubyah
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 2 months ago '17        #5
LostTenets  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x46
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 SweezyDeuce said
How the hell do republicans still follow trump and Gaetz instead of her and former Republican john kasich

What a bunch of dumbass kkkultist
Because racism and xenophobia is more important to many Americans
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 2 months ago '18        #6
Lord God  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x13
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Won't someone tell her that party is now a cult? There are no more conservative values. Just "feed the rich" fueled by xenophobia and white resentment.
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 2 months ago '08        #7
M 
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Trump losing the election was the perfect opportunity for republicans to distance themselves from him and get their sh*t together, instead they doubled down and have gone full cult. Simply unfathomable.
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 2 months ago '07        #8
yola  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x51 OP
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 M said
Trump losing the election was the perfect opportunity for republicans to distance themselves from him and get their sh*t together, instead they doubled down and have gone full cult. Simply unfathomable.
i been trying to tell people the last 5 years this is who they are
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 2 months ago '16        #9
foshoVoodoo  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x37
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how many cheneys da got

nepotism n genocide
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 2 months ago '04        #10
Vince McMahon  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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Stay on Trump's neck, lose the tea party Republicans, pick up traditional Repubs, get the approval of independents, pick up a few center leaning Democrats then run for president

Get elected then fu*k over everyone but the rich just like any other Republican
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 2 months ago '07        #11
yola  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x51 OP
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 2 months ago '16        #12
Boogie1790  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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 Lord God said
Won't someone tell her that party is now a cult? There are no more conservative values. Just "feed the rich" fueled by xenophobia and white resentment.
Lol Democrats a cult too.

How do you yall only see the flaws on one side

Yea Gaetz is a pos. But Clinton was hanging with the big pedo.

Why act as if one is better than the other?

 2 months ago '15        #13
Bonaparte 
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 foshoVoodoo said
how many cheneys da got

nepotism n genocide
That's what I was wondering. "is this bi*ch related to d*ck?.....Gahdamn!"
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 2 months ago '16        #14
Blunted Sultan  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x6
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 Bonaparte said
That's what I was wondering. "is this bi*ch related to d*ck?.....Gahdamn!"
that is one of his children yes.
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 2 months ago '13        #15
Harry Tipper 
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Yo props to her for standing up for her values. The Republican party used to stand for traditional family values and now it's fully embraced the loony toons of "Anglo-Saxon Tradition" aka white nationalism and nativism.

You hate to see it
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 2 months ago '16        #16
Blunted Sultan  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x6
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 Boogie1790 said
Lol Democrats a cult too.

How do you yall only see the flaws on one side

Yea Gaetz is a pos. But Clinton was hanging with the big pedo.

Why act as if one is better than the other?
Was this thread made about a Democrat & the Democratic party or am I missing something here?

going off topic tryna play "whataboutism" games doesn't help support your point at all, I wish yall would overstand that by now.
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 2 months ago '20        #17
ImisstheoldBX 
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 2 months ago '04        #18
7twelve 
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mans tried to threaten a govt official in georgia to commit voter fraud and suffered no consequences
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 2 months ago '17        #19
Ifeellikekobe  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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A bunch of dumbasses in gop
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 2 months ago '17        #20
punchlineking  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x3
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She a pawg....

Would you smash???
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 2 months ago '17        #21
punchlineking  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x3
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 7twelve said
mans tried to threaten a govt official in georgia to commit voter fraud and suffered no consequences
They have a grand jury in Georgia over that.

It's under the radar not alot of people talking about it but he will get his soon enough...
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 2 months ago '11        #22
PotheadFocker 
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 punchlineking said
She a pawg....

Would you smash???
If she gave me about tree fiddy

 2 months ago '04        #23
7twelve 
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 punchlineking said
They have a grand jury in Georgia over that.

It's under the radar not alot of people talking about it but he will get his soon enough...
i dont see them locking up a USA President no matter what he does, unfortunately

Top 10 most propped recently  2 months ago '21        #24
King856 
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 Blunted Sultan said
Was this thread made about a Democrat & the Democratic party or am I missing something here?

going off topic tryna play "whataboutism" games doesn't help support your point at all, I wish yall would overstand that by now.
Boot licking at its finest
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 2 months ago '04        #25
GUCCI C0ND0MS 
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 gh3tto said
the rescumlican party doesnt inf*ght when it matters
get a little closer to elections and these nasty gop sh*tbags would switch up


the problem is donald might not be running with all the legal issues he faces

in 10 years every russoblican will swear they never supported donald exactly like dubyah
Trump might not run? I guess you haven't heard the latest news, Trump said he's heavily considering DeSantis as his VP. Going to be a hell of a ticket.



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