Capitol attack: Cheney says Republicans must choose between Trump and truth

Sunday - 02/01/2022 23:03
Republican member of the House committee investigating the events of 6 January issues stark warning to her party
Liz Cheney says on CBS’s Face the Nation: ‘We can either be loyal to Trump or we can be loyal to the constitution, but we cannot be both.’ Photograph: J Scott Applewhite/AP
Liz Cheney says on CBS’s Face the Nation: ‘We can either be loyal to Trump or we can be loyal to the constitution, but we cannot be both.’ Photograph: J Scott Applewhite/AP

On a day of alarming polling about attitudes to political violence and fears for US democracy, and as the first anniversary of the Capitol attack approached, a Republican member of the House committee investigating the events of 6 January 2021 had a stark warning for her party.

“Our party has to choose,” Liz Cheney told CBS’s Face the Nation. “We can either be loyal to Donald Trump or we can be loyal to the constitution, but we cannot be both.”

Trump supporters attacked Congress in an attempt to stop certification of his defeat by Joe Biden, which Trump maintains without evidence was the result of electoral fraud. Five people died around a riot in which a mob roamed the Capitol, searching for lawmakers to capture and possibly kill.

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