(TheRedWire.com) – In her forthcoming book titled “Oath and Honor,” Liz Cheney, a former Republican representative from Wyoming, shares an intriguing account from the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021. According to a CNN preview of the book, which is scheduled for release on December 5th, Cheney describes an incident involving fellow House member, Republican Congressman Mark Green from Tennessee.
Cheney narrates that during the Capitol events, House members were urged to endorse objections to the electoral vote counts for several states. She recalls Green participating in this process, allegedly making a remark that referred to former President Donald Trump as “Orange Jesus.” This comment, as Cheney quotes, was made by Green while he was signing objection sheets for various states, a gesture he described as an obligation to Trump.
However, a representative for Congressman Green has refuted Cheney’s claim. In a statement, they expressed that Cheney’s portrayal of Green’s words is inaccurate and criticized the lack of effort by Cheney and her publishers to verify this information with Green or his office. The spokesperson emphasized that there were many people present in the cloakroom that day and firmly denied that Green made such a comment.
Liz Cheney, known for her outspoken criticism of Trump, was one of the ten Republican lawmakers who voted to impeach him following the January 6 Capitol riot. She also served on the House committee investigating the attack. Additionally, Cheney’s book reportedly includes a statement from former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, suggesting that Trump was aware of his defeat in the 2020 presidential election. McCarthy is said to have informed Cheney that, two days following the election Trump admitted this with McCarthy quoting, “He knows it’s over… He needs to go through all the stages of grief.”
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