Rep. Cheney tells GOP colleagues supporting Trump that he’ll be gone but ‘your dishonor will remain’

21 days ago

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In her opening statements during the first hearing into the Capitol attack, Republican Representative Liz Cheney had strong words for her GOP colleagues.

“I say this to my Republican colleagues who are defending the indefensible: There will come a day when Donald Trump is gone, but your dishonor will remain,” she said as the vice-chair of the House select committee probing the Jan. 6 events.

“In our country, we don’t swear an oath to an individual, or a political party. We take our oath to defend the United States Constitution and that oath must mean something.”

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  • She added: “There is a reason why people serving in our Government take an oath to the Constitution.”

    “As our founding fathers recognized, democracy is fragile. People in positions of public trust are duty-bound to defend it, to step forward when action is required.”

    Cheney had repeatedly taken a similar stand calling Trump’s Republican allies “willing hostages” and urging them to be “founded on fidelity to the Constitution.”