Apr 11, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Liz Cheney says Matt Gaetz allegations are "sickening"

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) said on Sunday's Face The Nation the allegations against Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) are "sickening," but would not weigh in on whether he should step down.

Why it matters: Gaetz, a staunch ally of former President Trump, has long been a fierce critic of Cheney, and led the charge to remove her from leadership after she voted in favor of impeaching Trump for his alleged role in helping incite the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

  • Gaetz is facing federal investigation into sex trafficking allegations.

What they're saying: Cheney was asked if she was prepared to call for Gaetz's resignation, but she would not comment.

  • "You know, as the mother of daughters, the charges certainly are sickening. And as the Speaker [Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)] noted, there's an ethics investigation underway. There are also criminal investigations underway and I'm not gonna comment further on that publicly right now."
  • She also refused to say whether she was surprised by the allegations against Gaetz.
  • Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R.-Ill) was the first Republican to call for Gaetz's resignation.

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