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Liz Cheney calls out Donald Trump, Republicans over Jan. 6 in speech

  

Category:  News & Politics

Via:  jbb  •  last year  •  56 comments

By:   USA TODAY

Liz Cheney calls out Donald Trump, Republicans over Jan. 6 in speech
Former Rep. Liz Cheney slammed former President Donald Trump and her Republican colleagues in a commencement speech in Colorado.

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Former congresswoman Liz Cheney called out her Republican colleagues in a commencement speech on Sunday, accusing them of urging her to tell lies following the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, 2021.

Cheney, addressing graduates of Colorado College, said: "After the 2020 election and the attack of January 6th, my fellow Republicans wanted me to lie. They wanted me to say that the 2020 election was stolen, that the attack of January 6th wasn't a big deal, and that Donald Trump wasn't dangerous."

"I had to choose between lying and losing my position in House leadership," the former Republican lawmaker, who graduated from Colorado College in 1988, said.

'A love and reverence for freedom'


Cheney reflected on leading a prayer among her colleagues at the end of her role as chair of the House Republican Conference.

"As the House Republicans bowed our heads in the auditorium beneath the Capitol, I prayed that we would know a love and a reverence for freedom. I prayed that we would remember that democratic systems could fray and suddenly unravel and that when they do, they are gone forever," she said.

Cheney served three terms in the U.S. House of Representatives, rising to the No. 3 GOP leadership position in the lower chamber on Congress. She voted to impeach former President Donald Trump following the Capitol riot and has been a vocal president of the former leader.

Cheers could be heard from the crowd during Cheney's remarks, along with some boos.

Cheney was also the vice chair of the now-dissolved House select committee investigating the Capitol attack. The committee in its final report claimed that Trump was the "central cause" behind the riot that sought to interrupt Congress' certification of the 2020 presidential election.

In 2022, Cheney lost a primary election to Trump-backed Harriet Hageman, who now represents Wyoming's single House district.

Before Trump's first town hall with CNN earlier this month, Cheney aired an attack ad against the former president targeting his efforts to overturn the 2020 election.

Contributing: Ken Tran, USA TODAY; Associated Press


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JBB
Professor Principal
1  seeder  JBB    last year

LIZ Cheney told the truth about Trump, "OH MY!"

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
1.1  devangelical  replied to  JBB @1    last year

I was never much of a fan, but I respect her for putting country over party when she knew the probable outcome.

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
1.1.1  seeder  JBB  replied to  devangelical @1.1    last year

Liz makes the MAGA cry and cry and cry...

original

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
1.1.2  Texan1211  replied to  JBB @1.1.1    last year

Most folks laugh at Cheney JUST LIKE LIBERALS DID BEFORE she became an icon to them.

 
 
 
Greg Jones
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1.2  Greg Jones  replied to  JBB @1    last year

"and has been a vocal president of the former leader."

Say what?

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
1.2.1  Texan1211  replied to  Greg Jones @1.2    last year
"and has been a vocal president of the former leader."

Perhaps the author was projecting their wishes.

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
1.2.2  seeder  JBB  replied to  Greg Jones @1.2    last year

I never wrote that? Where did it come from?

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
1.2.3  Texan1211  replied to  JBB @1.2.2    last year
Where did it come from?

Your seeded article.

Didn't you read it?

 
 
 
1stwarrior
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1.2.4  1stwarrior  replied to  Texan1211 @1.2.3    last year

Nah - not enough memes.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Expert
1.2.5  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Texan1211 @1.2.3    last year
Where did it come from?

Your seeded article.

Didn't you read it?

Got to thank you for my first laugh out loud of the morning. 

 
 
 
Sparty On
Professor Principal
2  Sparty On    last year

Lizzie Cheney took an axe

and gave her future 40 whacks.

No more daddy to pave the way for you anymore Lizzie .......

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
2.1  seeder  JBB  replied to  Sparty On @2    last year

In other word, Cheney told the truth on Trump and it drives the MAGA to hysteric distraction! 

original

 
 
 
1stwarrior
Professor Participates
2.1.1  1stwarrior  replied to  JBB @2.1    last year

Oh goody - another meme with nothing to say.

Why are you opposed to Making America Great Again?  Are you from Helsinki?  Were you next to Putin at the podium?  Did you sign off on the condo prints?  You don't like America?

Curious minds would like to know.

 
 
 
Sparty On
Professor Principal
2.1.2  Sparty On  replied to  1stwarrior @2.1.1    last year

The ironic thing is that liking Cheney just highlights liberals with TDS.    She had one of the most conservative voting records in the House but she had one thing and only one thing in common with loons on the far left.    

She is TDS ridden as well.

LTDS actually ...

 
 
 
Right Down the Center
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3  Right Down the Center    last year

Liz who?

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
3.1  Texan1211  replied to  Right Down the Center @3    last year

years from now, Cheney will be cherished by liberals after they roundly criticized her for years.

Hypocritical oafs.

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
3.1.1  seeder  JBB  replied to  Texan1211 @3.1    last year

No, Liz Cheney is still a rock ribbed Big R conservative Republican. History will record she had the strength of character to stand up to Trump's and his MAGA nutters!

Republicans were not always deplorable.

No wonder the once Grand Old Party of Abe Lincoln is now known merely as "the gop"!

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
3.1.2  Texan1211  replied to  JBB @3.1.1    last year
No, Liz Cheney is still a rock ribbed Big R conservative Republican

Perhaps in your mind.

History will record she had the strength of character to stand up to Trump's and his MAGA nutters!

Doubtful either of us will be alive to see it.

Republicans were not always deplorable.

And neither were Democrats.

No wonder the once Grand Old Party of Abe Lincoln is now known merely as "the gop"!

Only in your mind.  The rest if the world still knows it as the GOP. No one alive ever refers to it as "The Party of Lincoln" correctly.

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
3.1.3  seeder  JBB  replied to  Texan1211 @3.1.2    last year

Is Liz Cheney a Republican, or not? She still says she still is. She is registered as one!

She just didn't vote for Trump. Did you?

[Deleted]

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
3.1.4  Texan1211  replied to  JBB @3.1.3    last year
Is Liz Cheney a Republican, or not?

Make up your mind. Did you not call her one already? Do you think you were wrong?

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
3.1.5  seeder  JBB  replied to  Texan1211 @3.1.4    last year

"Republican" as opposed the "MAGA gop"!

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
3.1.6  Texan1211  replied to  JBB @3.1.5    last year
"MAGA gop"!

Feel free to make up whatever suits your needs best.

 
 
 
Right Down the Center
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3.1.7  Right Down the Center  replied to  JBB @3.1.5    last year

What about ultra Maga, extreme maga or new and improved maga.

 
 
 
JBB
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3.1.8  seeder  JBB  replied to  Texan1211 @3.1.6    last year

24

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
3.1.9  Texan1211  replied to  JBB @3.1.8    last year

No, don't think I will be accommodating you in that regard.

 
 
 
GregTx
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3.1.10  GregTx  replied to  JBB @3.1.8    last year

512

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
4  seeder  JBB    last year

 Cheney might beat Biden. Trump never could...

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
4.1  Texan1211  replied to  JBB @4    last year
Cheney might beat Biden.

She ain't running!

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
4.1.1  seeder  JBB  replied to  Texan1211 @4.1    last year

She could always run as an Independent...

Why are you mad at her? Are you a MAGA?

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
4.1.2  Texan1211  replied to  JBB @4.1.1    last year
She could always run as an Independent...

Now, come on, man!

Why on earth would a rock-ribbed conservative Republican ever run as an independent? That is just STUPID.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
4.1.3  JohnRussell  replied to  JBB @4.1.1    last year
Are you a MAGA?

Very good question. Why are people who are supposedly indifferent to Trump always attacking Liz Cheney? Why should they care what she says about Trump if they claim not to care about him? 

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
4.1.4  Texan1211  replied to  JohnRussell @4.1.3    last year
Very good question.

No it wasn't.

Why are people who claim they don't hate Trump always posting negative things about him every. single. day. ad. nauseum.?

 
 
 
Right Down the Center
Senior Guide
4.1.5  Right Down the Center  replied to  Texan1211 @4.1.4    last year

They have no life of their own and feel they are accomplishing something?  Or just run of the mill tds.

 
 
 
1stwarrior
Professor Participates
4.1.6  1stwarrior  replied to  JBB @4.1.1    last year

Is believing in Making America Great Again a slur?  Then you might wanna consider moving to another country as the U.S. is a Great Country - hence MAGA is a valid acronym.

 
 
 
devangelical
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4.1.7  devangelical  replied to  1stwarrior @4.1.6    last year

maga = many attorneys getting attorneys

 
 
 
devangelical
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4.1.8  devangelical  replied to  Texan1211 @4.1.2    last year

[deleted]

 
 
 
Jack_TX
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4.2  Jack_TX  replied to  JBB @4    last year
Cheney might beat Biden.

She should give it a go.  The Dems are surely looking for a better nominee than Joe.

 
 
 
Ronin2
Professor Quiet
4.2.1  Ronin2  replied to  Jack_TX @4.2    last year

Liz running as a Dem?

Sure, why not? Donnie ran and won as a Republican so it is only fair.

Liz might be the first president to ever get impeached by her own party then. Dems would never tolerate her as PotUS; even if it was under their banner.

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
4.2.2  seeder  JBB  replied to  Jack_TX @4.2    last year

Joe will beat Trump by 10,000,000 votes...

Why can't the gop get a better candidate?

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
Professor Expert
4.2.3  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Ronin2 @4.2.1    last year
Liz running as a Dem?

Dem or Independent.  Remember she was kicked out of the Republican party back in 2021.

 
 
 
Ronin2
Professor Quiet
4.2.4  Ronin2  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @4.2.3    last year

I remember.

She has chronic TDS and believes she is the head of the Republican party. 

She and her father still believe the Republican Party marches to the beat of the Cheney war drum.

So much so they are willing to see Democrats in power when Republicans defy their will.

 
 
 
Sparty On
Professor Principal
4.2.5  Sparty On  replied to  Ronin2 @4.2.4    last year
She and her father still believe the Republican Party marches to the beat of the Cheney war drum.

Both Chicken Hawks from way back.

 
 
 
Right Down the Center
Senior Guide
4.2.6  Right Down the Center  replied to  Ronin2 @4.2.4    last year
She has chronic TDS and believes she is the head of the Republican party. 

Her whole life is now defined by her hatred for Trump.  Nothing else matters to her.  She should start the TDS party.  The donations would flock in from all those afflicted with it, ignoring all the other things they don't like about her.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
Professor Expert
4.2.7  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Ronin2 @4.2.4    last year
She and her father still believe the Republican Party marches to the beat of the Cheney war drum.

Typical TDS mindset.  They THINK they are important, they're not, but they think they are.

 
 
 
GregTx
Professor Guide
5  GregTx    last year

How did the ideal of making America great again become a slur?...  oh yeah

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
5.1  Texan1211  replied to  GregTx @5    last year
How did the ideal of making America great again become a slur?.

Just from unpatriotic people who like to pretend otherwise.

 
 
 
Right Down the Center
Senior Guide
5.2  Right Down the Center  replied to  GregTx @5    last year

It seems the last thing the current crop of democraps want is a great America. 

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
5.3  Ender  replied to  GregTx @5    last year

How did the idea that the US had fallen from grace become a meme.

 
 
 
GregTx
Professor Guide
5.3.1  GregTx  replied to  Ender @5.3    last year

I'm not sure what you mean.

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
5.3.2  Ender  replied to  GregTx @5.3.1    last year

If America needs to be made great again, when did it fall from this position?

 
 
 
GregTx
Professor Guide
5.3.3  GregTx  replied to  Ender @5.3.2    last year

January 1, 1979...

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
5.3.4  Ender  replied to  GregTx @5.3.3    last year

So since then conservatives think the country is not great?

 
 
 
GregTx
Professor Guide
5.3.5  GregTx  replied to  Ender @5.3.4    last year

I have no idea, I don't speak for anyone but myself...

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
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6  sandy-2021492    last year

Slap fighting cleaned up @1.1. Play nice, please.

 
 

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