PoliticsTuesday 09.20.22

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) calls out GOP for treating Trump like “a king.”

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Representative Liz Cheney, a Republican from Wyoming and one of the only Republican Representatives to take a stand against Donald Trump’s actions, calls out the Republican party for treating Trump like “a king.”

CHENEY: “Bit by bit, excuse by excuse, we're putting Donald Trump above the law. We are rendering indefensible conducts normal, legal and appropriate, as though he were a king. And now, Donald Trump has been suggesting, not even subtly, that any legal action against him could result in violence. Our former president is apparently now suggesting that if he is prosecuted, his supporters should stand up to our constitutional order and the rule of law, stand up and through whatever means are needed prevent his prosecution, prevent the application of the law. It is hard to see this as anything but a direct threat to our constitution, to our Republic, and a credible one at that. One can only wonder, is this where the Republican party will go next? That prosecution is inappropriate because MAGA will violently oppose?”

Recount Wire