Cheney Goes After Donald Trump On Her Way Out The Door

Representative Liz Cheney (R.-Wyo.) told CNN’s “The Lead” that Donald Trump’s refusal to concede defeat and efforts to stay in the White House after losing the election put the nation in a “dangerous no man’s land.”

During the show, Jake Tapper asked Cheney about the new book by New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman. While Cheney, like most Americans, has not read the book, she did give her opinion on Trump’s alleged refusal to leave the White House that was described in the book.

“I obviously haven’t seen her book, but sometimes people will say, ‘Well, you know, what happened wasn’t that big a deal because if Mike Pence had rejected a slate of electors, the Supreme Court would have sorted it out. There are a lot of ways people sort of say this wasn’t as dangerous as it really was. And when you hear something like that, I think you have to recognize that we were in no man’s land and territory we’ve never been in before as a nation,” Cheney responded.

According to Haberman’s book, Trump told an aide, “I’m just not going to leave. We’re never leaving. How can you leave when you won an election?”

Cheney has been one of the most vocal Republican critics of Trump and his presidency. In January 2021, Cheney was one of nine House Republicans to vote to impeach Trump. She is also the co-chairwoman of the House Select Committee that is investigating the events of January 6.

That House Select Committee recently issued 40 subpoenas to aides and advisors of President Trump and there are sure to be more to come.

After all that she did to go against Trump, it is not surprising that he endorsed her opponent in the Republican Primary race that Cheney lost by a wide margin. Cheney even worked with Democrats to try and save her seat to no avail.

Liz Cheney is not Donald Trump’s biggest fan and the feeling is mutual, so the rhetoric from both sides can be taken with a grain of salt, especially when Cheney is speaking to CNN about a book that she has never seen.