Cheney: ‘Any interaction’ Trump has with Jan. 6 committee will be under oath, subject to perjury penalties
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) emphasized on Saturday that “any interaction” former President Trump has with the House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol will be “under oath and subject to penalties of perjury.” Cheney, who serves as the vice chair of the committee, has remained tight-lipped about many aspects of the…Cheney, who serves as the vice chair of the committee, has remained tight-lipped about many aspects of the panel’s investigation into the Jan. 6 riot, as have her fellow committee members.
U.S. Representative Liz Cheney (R-WY) on Saturday said at the Texas Tribune Festival she would give up on being a Republican if Donald Trump gets the party’s nomination for the 2024 presidential poll. © Provided by Benzinga
“I’m gonna make sure Donald Trump – I’m gonna do everything I can to make sure he’s not the nominee,” Cheney told Texas Tribune CEO Evan Smith in an interview.
“And if he is the nominee, I won’t be a Republican,” she said.
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Republican Rep. Liz Cheney
Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney recently lost to Trump-backed lawyer Harrier Hageman in the 2022 Wyoming primaries. Experts blame the electoral loss in the conservative state on her role as the vice chair of the Jan. 6 Congressional Committee investigating the Capitol Hill riot and its causes.
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She previously said that she could have won the primary if she had embraced Trump’s conspiracies regarding the 2020 election. She also hinted at running for office in 2024 following the primary loss.
“I’m thinking about, and I’ll make a decision in the coming months,” she reportedly told NBC.
Responding to a question on her potential presidential run, she told the Texas Tribune, “It's really important not to just immediately jump to the horse race and to think about what we need as a country.”
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Trump constantly talks about Ron DeSantis to his aides as the Florida governor is poised to be his most formidable opponent in the 2024 election, NYT's Maggie Haberman tells CNN. .
The New York Times' Maggie Haberman discussed Donald Trump's mindset during a CNN interview about her new book on the former president."There is no potential candidate in the Republican field who Trump has talked about more to his aides than Ron DeSantis," Haberman told CNN in an interview on Tuesday about her new book, "Confidence Man: The Making of Donald Trump and the Breaking of America." "It is a constant running discussion.