Ousted House Republican Rep. Liz Cheney claims that some GOP members of the Congress had voted against impeaching former US President Donald Trump out of fear for their own lives, CNN says.
According to her, there are “more members who believe in substance and policy” and cited the impeachment vote in which she was one of only 10 House Republicans who voted to hold Trump accountable for the Capitol riot.
“If you look at the vote to impeach, for example, there were members who told me that they were afraid for their own security -afraid, in some instances, for their lives. And that tells you something about where we are as a country, that members of Congress aren’t able to cast votes, or feel that they can’t, because of their own security,” she said.
Cheney said that as a member of Congress, she was obligated to oppose the lie of election fraud, which along the criticism toward Trump cost her House Republican leadership post, where she was replaced by New York Republican Rep. Elise Stefanik.
Cheney is adamant that Trump and his lies that undermine the federal election system are an “ongoing danger” to the country and she pointed to “the role individuals have to play in defending the system, and how important that is — our system held, the institutions held. There’s an ongoing danger and we’ve got to continue to stand up against it.”