Jan 2, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Liz Cheney: Trump "is at war with the rule of law"

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) on Sunday said that former President Trump's actions during the Jan. 6 Capitol riot last year show that "he is at war with the rule of law."

Why it matters: Cheney's remarks on CBS' "Face the Nation" come days ahead of the one-year anniversary of the Capitol riot, and as the former president has rebuffed efforts by the House panel investigating the insurrection to seek documents and information.

  • Cheney, who serves on the committee, said it must seek to "lay these facts out for the American people so that they really have a sense of the truth of what happened that day."

What they're saying: The former president "has demonstrated that he is at war with the rule of law," Cheney told host Margaret Brennan.

  • "He's demonstrated that he's willing to blow through every guardrail of democracy," she added. "He can never be anywhere near the Oval Office again."
  • "I think that that we're in a situation where people have got to understand the danger of President Trump and the danger that he posed on that day."
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