Trump calls Liz Cheney 'worse than any Democrat' as she pushes lawmakers on the January 6 committee to hold him accountable: report
January 6 committeeis working to hash out its endgame ahead of public hearings. Liz Cheneymaintains that Trump and his allies to the insurrection is mission critical.
Republican Rep. Liz Cheney is working to keep the House January 6 committee trained on former President
The Wyoming Republican's insistence on holding the twice-impeached former president and his most ardent supporters in the House Republican caucus accountable for the deadly siege in Washington was on full display last month, The Washington Post reported, as the bipartisan committee mapped out plans for a series of public hearings.
During the discussion, Democratic Rep.
"Rep. Cheney's view is that security at the Capitol is a critical part of the investigation, but the Capitol didn't attack itself," Cheney spokesman Jeremy Adler told the Post of the need to keep the heat on Trump.
Cheney, who was stripped of her GOP leadership role last year and is facing a Trump-led primary challenger this August, wants Trump-aligned House Republicans who were in any way involved in the election overturning effort to come clean about what happened that day.
The committee subpoenaed House Minority Leader
Trump said Cheney's "like a crazed lunatic" on that panel when it comes to him. "From what I've heard, she's worse than any Democrat," Trump told Post reporters.
The last-minute strategizing by the select committee members comes as they prepare for up to eight public hearings where they're expected to distill down the thousands of documents they've reviewed and hundreds of interviews they've done into a recap of what went wrong on January 6, 2021 and who is ultimately responsible for everything that followed.
A Department of Justice criminal referral against Trump is one potential outcome — but not the only goal, according to Democrats.
"We need to look at this issue from all angles — inclusive of the role the president played as well as the security of the Capitol on that day," Murphy said during the April retreat.
"Cheney has wanted to make sure we keep the focus on Trump and the political effort to overthrow Biden's majority in the electoral college and to attack the peaceful transfer of power," a committee member told Post reporters.
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