A Republican anti-Trump suggested that the Ex-President could face new penalties to stop him from entering the Oval Office.
Rep. Liz Cheney (Republican from Wyoming), is vice-chair of the House’s January 6 Committee. She stated that action must be taken to make sure former President Donald Trump does not return to the White House.
In an interview with ABC News on Sunday, Cheney said the House January 6 Committee – which is investigating last year’s storming of the Capitol by Trump supporters in protest of his electoral defeat to Joe Biden – had “first-hand testimony”The 45th President was in his dining room near the Oval Office, watching television when the disturbances occurred.
Cheney – the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, who has been accused of being a war criminal for his role in the invasion of Iraq and the torture of prisoners – also claimed to have first-hand testimony that Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, asked her father “at least twice”To end the chaos.
On ABC, Liz Cheney says Jan 6 committee has first-hand testimony that Trump watched assault on the Capitol on TV & resisted pleas from McCarthy & Ivanka asking he call for a stop to the violence.Cheney adds that she thinks Trump returning to office could be the end of democracy pic.twitter.com/iz8Ibydb3u
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“The Briefing Room at the White House is just a mere few steps from the Oval Office. The president could have at any moment walked those very few steps into the Briefing Room, gone on live television, and told his supporters who were assaulting the Capitol to stop,”Cheney spoke. “And he failed to do so.”
Cheney said to ABC News that the matter is “hard to imagine a more significant and a more serious dereliction of duty that that,”He suggested there might be several. “potential criminal statutes at issue here”This would be necessary “enhanced penalties for that kind of dereliction of duty.”
This congresswoman suggested that Trump might be prevented from running again by such penalties, asserting that “any man who would provoke a violent assault on the Capitol to stop the counting of electoral votes”Is “clearly unfit for future office” “can never be anywhere near the Oval Office ever again.”
Asked if she shares Hillary Clinton’s view that if Trump wins office again, it could be the end for American democracy, Cheney said, “I do,”Argument that the 45th president “crossed lines no American president has ever crossed before.”
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