Former Wyoming Congresswoman Liz Cheney has rejected claims that she showed double standards in her criticism of former President Trump and President Biden.
The anti-Trump Republican warned Monday that if Trump were re-elected, he would not surround himself with moderating voices and advisers as he did in his first term, but would instead primarily employ sycophants to advance his agenda.
“(We) don’t have to guess what the next President Trump would do, because he’s done it before, and he wouldn’t have the people around him that were around him,” she said , adding that former aides like former aides representing Mark Meadows, R-N.C., would testify as witnesses at Trump’s upcoming trial in Atlanta.
“(This includes the) people who told him on January 6 … that he should tell the crowd to go home: people who told him that what he was doing was illegal. These people will not stand with him,” she said, warning that court rulings are a fundamental safeguard of the republic, expressing concern over whether Trump might refuse to enforce compensatory rulings.
Cheney, who recently published a memoir and “warning,” “Oath & Honor,” wrote in the book that it is difficult to say whether “the story of January 6 is coming to an end or just beginning.” .
“We may have darker chapters ahead,” she wrote.
In his “special report,” Cheney warned that Trump had already indicated how his executive branch would work for his second term, saying he tried to “take power” unconstitutionally after the 2020 election and that he would surely be surrounded by “unethical lawyers”.
Citing a recent Wall Street Journal editorial, anchor Bret Baier noted that the paper, which is also owned by Fox News’ parent company, is also not always favorable to Trump, but posted that Biden had done just that that critics warned Trump would do. do if he returns to the White House.
Baier listed several areas where Biden or his administration have been criticized for potential excesses, including eradicating student loans, COVID orders, vaccination mandates and restrictions on domestic energy production.
Cheney disagrees that she has not spoken out on these issues, specifically citing the energy front, which is an important issue in Wyoming.
“I think it’s a very different thing,” she cut in.
“I don’t think it’s true that I wasn’t paying attention. And I think a lot of these things, if you look at the kinds of things that he’s done with regard to, for example, energy policy, with respect to setting aside land across the West: j “I’ve made it very clear that I think these policies are wrong,” Cheney said.
“It’s very different from a president (like Trump),” she added, then citing former President Washington’s commitment to a peaceful transition of power when he voluntarily resigned in 1797 after two terms, despite overwhelming public support.
“Every president, Republican and Democratic, since George Washington, has ensured a peaceful transition of power. Donald Trump tried to take power. So we can disagree with Biden’s policies, but the fact that he tried to take power (and) ignored the rulings of 61 courts…(and the lawyers who told him) what he was saying to about the election was wrong,” she said.
Cheney added that Trump’s tweets criticizing then-Vice President Mike Pence and others went too far.
She noted that she voted in line with Trump’s policy agenda 93 percent of the time and defended him against controversies arising from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, proving that her criticisms are not based on policy.
In that regard, she said there are other 2024 candidates who can promote Trump-style policies without the proverbial baggage.
“You can have the policies that we all want, the policies, some of which Donald Trump put in place, some of which he didn’t put in place. We can have conservative policies without having to burn down the Constitution,” she said.
“That’s why I urge those who are watching today and who are going to vote in these caucuses or in these primaries, to vote for someone else, not to vote for the one who has already tried to take the power. »
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