Regarding the evidence against Trump, Cheney pointed to U.S. District Court Judge David Carter’s ruling last month that Trump “more likely than not” attempted to unlawfully obstruct Congress in its efforts to overturn the 2020 election. She also referenced a plea deal for one of the Proud Boys leaders, which “sets out in truly chilling detail the extent to which the violence was planned.” And it’s important to remember, Cheney said, that Trump tweeted, “Be there. Be Wild” on December 19, 2020, summoning supporters to Washington on January 6.
“It’s absolutely clear what President Trump was doing, what a number of people around him were doing, that they knew was illegal,” Cheney said.
“I think what we saw was a massive, well-organized, well-planned effort that used multiple tools to try to overturn an election.”
Cheney denied reports that there was a dispute among committee members as to how to proceed with their findings. She said the panel, made up of seven Democrats and two Republicans, was working “collaboratively” to discuss next steps.
“I wouldn’t call it a dispute within the committee. I think it’s the most collaborative committee I’ve ever served on. I’m very proud of the bipartisan way we operate,” Cheney said.
“And I am confident that we will – we will work to reach an agreement on all the issues that we face. So I wouldn’t say it’s accurate at this time to say there’s a dispute over this issue.