Rep. Liz Cheney continued to rebuke former President Donald Trump in a television interview on Sunday evening, asserting that he does not believe in the “rule of law.”
Cheney’s Remarks About Trump: Cheney made the comments on CBS’ News “60 Minutes” program, admonishing those that think the former president will simply go away. She said that the media is not being complicit in covering Trump even though he is out of office. Instead, she believes that silence is the enabler.
When asked about the January 6 riots at the US Capitol, Cheney said that Trump violated his oath of office. Cheney is one of just two Republicans who have been appointed to be on the House committee charged with investigating what happened at the Capitol on January 6.
Other Politicians Under Fire: The representative from the state of Wyoming also did not hold back when asked about President Joe Biden. She said Americans deserve better than Biden and what she believes are policies that do not benefit the economy. She also took the opportunity to criticize him for his handling of the withdrawal of troops in Afghanistan. While she was hard on Biden, she said that the alternative should not be a politician such as Trump.
In addition to Biden, Cheney stepped across party lines and criticized her colleague, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. Cheney called McCarthy’s actions in the days and weeks following the events of January 6 as “unforgivable.” She said that McCarthy has embraced Trump by traveling to Mar-a-Lago to meet with Trump and making the decision to bring him back into the party fold.
Thoughts on Same-Sex Marriage: The Sunday interview also gave Cheney a platform to express her personal decision reversal regarding same-sex marriage. She got personal during the interview, admitting that she was wrong when she spoke out against gay marriage in 2013. Cheney’s sister is openly gay. While the deeply conservative politician once went on record opposing the issue, she has now changed course and acknowledged that it is discriminatory to not support same-sex marriage. The sisters lived out their dispute in the public eye, but have since repaired this rift.