(TheRedWire.com) – Former Congresswoman Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) strongly criticized Vivek Ramaswamy for his assertions during the recent GOP presidential debate regarding the events of January 6, 2021. Cheney, speaking on “CBS Mornings,” responded to Ramaswamy’s controversial claim that the attack on the Capitol was an “inside job.” She interpreted this as an implication that the then-president and certain House members orchestrated a coup against the government, which she affirmed as accurate.
Cheney’s remarks came as a rebuttal to Ramaswamy’s provocative statements during the debate on Wednesday. Ramaswamy had made several unsubstantiated allegations about the January 6 attack and the 2020 election, suggesting a conspiracy by the “deep state” against Donald Trump and asserting that the 2020 election was manipulated by Big Tech and the 2016 election was undermined by the national security establishment.
Cheney dismissed Ramaswamy’s theories as equivalent to “Area 51 conspiracy theory garbage.” She went further to label him as an ideal figure for adversaries like the Chinese Community Party and the Russian government, suggesting that his rhetoric serves as a divisive and destructive force, likely pleasing to these foreign entities.
As the vice chair of the House select committee that investigated the January 6 riot, Cheney has been vocal in her criticism of former President Trump and elements within the Republican Party. Her appearance on the show was part of a broader media tour promoting her new book, “Oath and Honor: A Memoir and a Warning,” where she has frequently addressed these issues.
The GOP debate, which took place in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, was hosted by NewsNation and featured Cheney’s critical perspective on the current political dynamics within her party.
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