Watch – Liz Cheney Oozing Pent-Up Frustration on More Than Just Trump
Liz Cheney is coming off of a massive defeat in Wyoming’s GOP primary election, and she is filled with emotion. It’s not directed at her loss though, it is focused on the aftermath of the FBI raid on former President Donald Trump’s residence in Mar-a-Lago.
Cheney said that she feels “disgusted.”
“I was ashamed to hear Republicans immediately and reflexively attack the FBI agents who executed the search warrant,” Cheney said in an exclusive interview with ABC News. “I was disgusted when I learned that President Trump had released the names of those agents, when he released the unredacted search warrant, and that has now caused violence.”
The raid in question took place on August 8, 2022, after Attorney General Merrick Garland initiated a search warrant that was approved by Judge Bruce Reinhart.
Advocates of Trump have organized to challenge those who were involved. They are questioning whether the raid was using politics as a weapon and supporting the president’s rights.
Since the raid, Reinhart has become a target of those who are responding to what they perceive as injustice.
Cheney vented her frustration with the backlash, “We’ve seen threats of violence, the judge himself, his synagogue had to cancel services because of threats of violence. This is a really dangerous moment and to see the former president of the United States, my colleagues stoking the flames of that instead of saying, ‘We need to learn the facts. We need to learn the evidence we need to learn the information about what happened … I think that the American people see what hypocrisy that is and it’s dangerous hypocrisy.”
Cheney was asked about the influence that Trump had on her defeat in the election, and what that means for the Republican Party. She said that it means people still believe the lie that Trump’s telling and that it is very dangerous.
Cheney is not just focused on Trump now, since her loss in the primary, she is threatening to use whatever political power she still has to work against other leaders in her party who have embraced what she believes is Trump’s attack on democracy.
While talking with ABC News, she said these are some leaders that are in her sights: Kevin McCarthy, Ron DeSantis, Ted Cruz, and Josh Hawley.
Cheney’s got some pent-up anger and she seems ready to release it within her own party.