MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Republican Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming said Tuesday that former President Donald Trump is at war “with the rule of law and the Constitution” and that GOP lawmakers who sit by silently are aiding his efforts.

Cheney, a Trump critic who is vice chair of a congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, said the challenge now is whether citizens will do their duty and “defend the Constitution and stand for truth.”

“Will we put duty to our oath above partisan politics or will we look away from the danger and the threat, embrace the lies and enable the liar?” Cheney asked, speaking at a First Amendment event in New Hampshire. “There is no gray area when it comes to that question, when it comes to this moment. There is no middle ground.”

Cheney was one of 10 House Republicans Trump was charged with inciting insurrection on Jan. 6, 2017. Hundreds of Trump’s supporters violently pushed past police, broke into the U.S. Capitol building and interrupted the certification of Joe Biden’s presidential election victory in a futile bid to keep Trump in office.

Due to her fierce criticism of Trump, and insistence that Congress investigate Capitol Attack, she was forced from her post as GOP conference chair. It also led to serious primary challenges back home. Cheney’s daughter, former Vice President Dick Cheney has described Trump and Jan.6 insurrection as an existential battle for the future. Republican PartyAnd for democracy.

Wyoming Republican Party officials announced that they would no longer recognise Cheney as a member of their party because she voted to impeach Trump. Many have already announced their plans to challenge Cheney for the seat next year. Trump has chosen Harriet Hageman (a Wyoming attorney) for the seat.

Cheney has, on her part, reported record fundraising that far exceeded the amounts raised by her rivals.

Tuesday the 6th of January House committee issued subpoenas to 10 more former officialsTrump’s press secretary Kayleigh McEnany, and Stephen Miller, a senior advisor were among those who worked with him at the end his presidency.


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