Representative Liz Cheney (R-WY) went on Fox News on Sunday to say that there is a “massive criminal investigation underway” into former President Donald Trump’s role in inciting the deadly riot at Capitol Hill on January 6.
While appearing on “Fox News Sunday,” Cheney was asked if she would vote to convict Trump.
“If I was in the Senate, I would listen to the evidence,” she replied. “I think that is the role the Senate has as jurors. I would also point out that the Senate trial is a snapshot. There’s a massive criminal investigation underway. There will be a massive criminal investigation of everything that happened on Jan. 6 and in the days before.”
“People will want to know exactly what the president was doing,” she added. “They will want to know, for example, if the tweet he sent out calling Vice President Pence a coward while the attack was underway, whether that tweet, for example, was a premeditated effort to provoke violence. There are a lot of questions that have to be answered, and there will be many, many criminal investigations looking at every aspect of this and everyone who was involved as there should be.”
“We’ve never seen that kind of assault by a president of the United States on another branch of government, and that can never happen again,” Cheney concluded.
This interview came after Cheney was censured by her state’s Republican Party for her vote to impeach Trump. When asked about this, she said, “People have been lied to. The extent to which the president, President Trump, for months leading up to January 6, spread the notion that the election had been stolen or that the election was rigged was a lie. And people need to understand that.”
She went on to defend her decision to impeach Trump.
“Look, I think people all across Wyoming understand and recognize that our most important duty is to the Constitution,” Cheney said. “And as I’ve explained and will continue to explain to supporters all across the state, voters all across the state, the oath that I took to the Constitution compelled me to vote for impeachment, and it doesn’t bend to partisanship, it doesn’t bend to political pressure, it’s the most important oath that we take.”