But Cheney argued on Fox News Sunday that people should take into account the context of the letter, which falsely alleges that supporters of BLM and Antifa instigated the January 6th Capitol uprising.
“I think you have to read some of the language of criticism,” added Cheney, the No. 3 Republican in the house. “I think you know the people in the party are wrong. They believe the BLM and Antifa are behind what happened here at the Capitol. That’s just not the case. It is not true. And we’re going to have a lot of work to do. People have been lied to. “
Cheney also faced a challenge to her leadership in the House of Representatives last week when the House Republican Conference of Representatives voted on whether to oust her as chair of the conference. Ultimately, the GOP legislators voted 145-61 to allow Cheney to keep her post.
As the Senate’s impeachment proceedings began this week, Cheney urged the Senate jury to pay special attention to the testimony and evidence.
“If I were in the Senate, I would listen to the testimony,” she said. “I would listen to the evidence. If you are a Senator, you have a responsibility to be a juror, and I think that is very important, but I obviously believe – and I did then – that what we already know is enough to get him removed from office. What we already know is the greatest violation of his oath of office by a president in the history of this country.
“This is not something we can just look past or pretend it didn’t happen or we’re trying to move on,” said Cheney. “We have to make sure this never happens again.”
Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) Carefully praised Cheney on CNN’s Inside Politics.
“I’m afraid to say good things about Ms. Cheney, I might get her into trouble,” Dingell said, “but she has chosen her conscience and we must all find ways to put all these arguments aside.” because the American people are counting on us to get some things done. “