Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), who has long been infamous for being one of the biggest RINOs in Congress, is now blatantly threatening former President Donald Trump.
Cheney, who is the vice chairwoman of the House select committee investigating the January 6 Capitol riot, warned Trump that he will be hit with criminal penalties if he continues to “lie” about the 2020 election being stolen from him.
She said this just before the committee voted to recommend that the House hold former Department of Justice official Jeffrey Clark in contempt of Congress before referring him for a criminal prosecution, according to The Washington Examiner .
“President Trump continues to make the same false claims about a stolen election, with which he has misled millions of Americans,” Cheney said. “These are the same claims he knows provoked violence in the past. He has recently suggested that he wants to debate members of this committee.”
“This committee’s investigation into the violent assault on our Capitol on Jan. 6 is not a game. When this committee convenes hearings, witnesses will be called to testify under oath,” she added. “Any communication Mr. Trump has with this committee will be under oath. And if he persists in lying then, he will be accountable under the laws of this great nation and subject to criminal penalties for every false word he speaks.”
Cheney also said that the committee is preparing to conduct “multiple weeks of public hearings” sometime in 2022, according to CNBC . Cheney claimed that these hearings will lay out “exactly what happened every minute of the day on Jan. 6 here at the Capitol and at the White House and what led to that violent attack.”
Trump himself has never been afraid to fire back at Cheney, saying last month that she is a “threat to Free and Fair elections” for rejecting his claims of the 2020 election being stolen.
“With an approval rating at 19% in Wyoming, people are wise to Liz Cheney,” Trump said in November, according to The Hill . “She is a threat to Free and Fair elections, which are the cornerstone of our Country because she caved so easily on the Crime of the Century.”
“Cheney is far more unpopular than her father, who just lost his position as the least popular Vice President in American history to Kamala Harris,” Trump added at the time. “Democrats would never put up with a Liz Cheney in their ranks. If we had a Free and Fair media instead of a corrupt media, those election results would never have been allowed to happen. The proof of irregularities and fraud is massive!”