Watch: Cheney Blasts Trump as “Unfit” and Responds to Effort to Defeat Her
The bitter feud between Liz Cheney and former President Donald Trump is heating up again. The Wyoming GOP representative did an interview with Fox News Sunday and said that even the editorial boards of newspapers owned by right-leaning billionaire Rupert Murdoch agree with her that Trump is “unfit” to hold office again.
Cheney is the vice chair of the House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021, riot on the U.S. Capitol. After the attack against the federal legislative branch of the government last year, Cheney has arisen to become one of the loudest antagonists against the former president. Now she is saying to the media, “It’s not just me that’s saying that Donald Trump is unfit for office. It’s other entities owned by Rupert Murdoch. It’s the New York Post in their editorial on Friday. It’s The Wall Street Journal—said the same thing after our hearing on Thursday night. So I’m going to continue to be guided by making sure I do my duty and making sure the American people understand the truth.”
She was referring to what the Post wrote on Friday in an opinion article by their editorial board that was titled: “Trump’s silence on Jan. 6 is damning.”
“His only focus was to find any means—damn the consequences—to block the peaceful transfer of power. There is no other explanation, just as there is no defense, for his refusal to stop the violence.It’s up to the Justice Department to decide if this is a crime. But as a matter of principle, as a matter of character, Trump has proven himself unworthy to be this country’s chief executive again,” the Post board wrote.
And The Wall Street Journal’s editorial board published this weekend an article titled: “The president who stood still on Jan. 6.”
They wrote: “Mr. Trump took an oath to defend the Constitution, and he had a duty as Commander in Chief to protect the Capitol from a mob attacking it in his name. He refused. He didn’t call the military to send help. He didn’t call [then-Vice President Mike Pence] to check on the safety of his loyal VP. Instead he fed the mob’s anger and let the riot play out,” the editorial board wrote.
The article condemned Trump’s actions, contending that “the facts it [the House select committee] is laying out in hearings are sobering.”
Cheney has not only drawn harsh criticism from Trump for her actions, several GOP leaders have also criticized her for such strong reactions to the former president.
Listen to how Chency responded to Trump’s effort to defeat her candidacy: