Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney compared the Jan. 6th capitol riot to Russia’s attack on Ukraine in an effort to get people to focus on problems larger than political infighting.
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“If I could sum up both the lessons of what’s gone on since Jan. 6 and the lessons of what’s happening in the world today as we watch Russia invade Ukraine, it’s something that somebody said to me just a few weeks after Jan. 6,” she said in comments shared with Secrets.
Cheney has faced fierce backlash for her participation on the House Select Committee from members of the Republican Party but defended her role on the panel despite the makeup of multiple anti-Trump representatives.
“We tune out the politics on the committee, and I’ve never been part of anything like that in Washington. We are not perfect — I don’t think there’s a single issue that I agree with Adam Schiff on. I don’t think there’s a single issue that I agree with most of the members on the Democratic side of the committee on, except the issue that matters more than any other issue — and that is the Constitution of the United States of America and whether or not our elected officials are going to take their obligation seriously,” she said.
Addressing the war, she warned Washington about becoming too isolationist.
“There can be no equivocation between a democratically elected sovereign government, sovereign nation of Ukraine, and Vladimir Putin, who is conducting the most horrific, significant, large-scale military attack on the continent of Europe since World War II,” she said. “And it’s going to get worse.”
Cheney continued on to not-so-subtly take a jab at some member of the Republican Party, specifically Marjorie Taylor Greene.
“Right now, in our party, we have people who are antisemitic openly. We have people who are racist openly. And we have people who have attended white supremacist conferences openly,” said Cheney.