Cheney: Republicans in Congress ‘can’t Be Counted on to Defend’ Constitution

Former Representative Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) expressed on Tuesday that Republicans in Congress cannot be trusted to “defend” the Constitution. In an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, Cheney lamented, “I think the lesson we’ve seen over the last couple of years is that this group of elected Republicans can’t be relied upon to defend the Constitution.

It’s a very sad and dangerous situation for the country based on the actions of the last several years.”

When asked by Cooper about what it would take for Republicans to “actually govern and get stuff done,” Cheney emphasized the need for the GOP to distance itself from former President Trump. She stated, “I think we have to have the majority of the American people who are not part of this cult of personality around Donald Trump.

There is a portion of the party that absolutely will not be convinced to move away from him, but it’s a much smaller number than the vast majority of Republicans, Democrats, and independents combined. Those of us who understand the danger have to be committed to working across party lines to protect against it.”

Cheney, a long-time critic of Trump, has been actively promoting her new book, “Oath and Honor: A Memoir and a Warning,” which primarily addresses the current state of the Republican Party and the potential dangers of a second Trump presidency.

Having served as the vice chair of the House select committee that investigated the January 6, 2021 attacks on the Capitol, Cheney lost her August 2022 primary after becoming a frequent critic of her party and the former president.

She has consistently warned that a vote for Trump equates to “a vote against the Constitution.” In a separate interview with CBS’s John Dickerson, she expressed concern that a GOP majority in 2025 “presents a threat” to the United States, emphasizing that the Republican Party made a choice not to prioritize the Constitution.


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