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Liz Cheney says Republicans "wanted me to lie" about Trump

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) gives a concession speech to supporters during a primary night event on August 16, 2022 in Jackson, Wyoming

Former Rep. Liz Cheney in Jackson, Wyo., last August. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Former Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) told Colorado College graduates in a commencement speech Sunday the U.S. "cannot remain a free nation if we abandon the truth," as she took aim at fellow Republicans and former President Trump.

What she's saying: "My fellow Republicans wanted me to lie. They wanted me to say the 2020 election was stolen, the attack of Jan. 6th wasn't a big deal, and Donald Trump wasn't dangerous," said the former vice chair of the Jan. 6 panel that investigated the Capitol riot, who hasn't ruled out running for president in the 2024.