Trump hits back: Former US President Donald Trump has fired back at Representative Liz Cheney after she called him a threat who wants to “unravel the foundations of our constitutional republic.”
“With an approval rating at 19% in Wyoming, people are wise to Liz Cheney. 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,” Trump said on Wednesday.
“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,” he added. “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!”
The comments by Trump come a day after Cheney described the Republican president as a danger to both the GOP and the United States.
“Political leaders who sit silent in the face of these false and dangerous claims are aiding a former president who is at war with the rule of law and the Constitution,” she said.
Cheney, a fierce Trump opponent, is one of two Republican lawmakers serving on the House select committee tasked with investigating the January 6 incidents.
The Wyoming congresswoman is also one of the few Republicans who maintains that Trump himself was personally involved in planning, execution of Jan. 6 protest.
On Jan.6, 2021, Trump supporters occupied the US Capitol while lawmakers were in the process of reviewing the certification of state electors which indicated Biden’s victory. Some Trump supporters had hoped that this process could have resulted in some of the electors being disqualified, thus overturning the outcome of the presidential election.
It is claimed by some that the demonstrators were infiltrated and incited by provocateurs from US intelligence agencies.
Some among the crowd clashed with police, and some made threats to beat up a number of Democratic lawmakers. Some also inflicted damage on parts of the Capitol building.