United States Congresswoman Liz Cheney (R-WY), daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, who served under anti-Trump President George W. Bush, is one of 10 Republicans who voted to impeach Trump after the January 6th incident at the U.S. Capitol.
While conservative, die-hard Trump supporter Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) went after the feckless Liz Cheney, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) appeared to defend her. Americans were furious that Cheney was allowed to remain as chair of multiple committees after her betrayal and unfair criticism of the very popular Donald J. Trump.
On Friday, during their first stop on their America First tour, Rep. Matt Gaetz and Rep. Marjorie Taylor-Greene (R-GA) pledged to oust Cheney from her leadership role as GOP Conference Chair, where she is responsible for overseeing the Republican Party’s messaging.
The badass duo attracted a massive crowd at their first “America First” rally at The Villages in Florida:
— Liz Willis (@LizWillis_) May 8, 2021
Yesterday, the anti-Trump lawmaker, Rep. Liz Cheney, tweeted a link to her opinion piece in the rabidly anti-Trump Washington Post. Along with the link, Rep. Cheney tweeted about Americans having to choose between the Constitution and supporting the efforts by thousands of Americans who are still working behind the scenes to uncover the alleged voter fraud that took place in November, calling it “Trump’s crusade to delegitimize and undo the legal outcome of the 2020 election.”
History is watching us. We must decide whether we are going to choose truth and fidelity to the Constitution or join Trump's crusade to delegitimize and undo the legal outcome of the 2020 election, with all the consequences that might have. https://t.co/K8IAaZyawu
— Rep. Liz Cheney (@RepLizCheney) May 5, 2021
Breitbart reported on Cheney’s hit piece on Trump – Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-WY) reportedly “orchestrated unprecedented” Republican sabotage with the Washington Post against former President Donald Trump on January 3.
The New Yorker published an essay Thursday in which Eric Edelman — a “friend” of Cheney’s and a former national security adviser to former Vice President Dick Cheney, Liz Cheney’s father — said Liz Cheney “was the one who generated” a hit piece on Trump in the Post, written by “ten living former Defense Secretaries, including her father.”
“Edelman revealed that Cheney herself secretly orchestrated an unprecedented op-ed in the Washington Post by all ten living former Defense Secretaries, including her father, warning against Trump’s efforts to politicize the military,” The New Yorker wrote.
“The congresswoman not only recruited her father but personally asked others, including Trump’s first Defense Secretary, Jim Mattis, to participate,” the magazine continued.
Edelman is quoted as explaining, “She was the one who generated it because she was so worried about what Trump might do. It speaks to the degree that she was concerned about the threat to our democracy that Trump represented.”
But the story gets more interesting. Cheney also wrote a memo with her husband and “circulated it on January 3 to the entire House Republican Conference.” The memo apparently stated Trump’s claims of election irregularities “set an exceptionally dangerous precedent”:
Little noticed at the time was another Cheney effort to combat Trump’s post-election lies, a twenty-one-page memo written by Cheney and her husband, Phil Perry, an attorney, and circulated on January 3rd to the entire House Republican Conference.
It is important to note Cheney’s sabotage of Trump occurred even before January 6 and far ahead of her vote to impeach Trump on his way out of office.