Liz Cheney Snaps On Mitch McConnell

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( – Former Representative Liz Cheney criticized Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell for his recent meeting with former President Donald Trump, which also included other Senate Republicans. Cheney, who lost her Congressional seat during the 2022 primary elections, argued that this meeting signaled McConnell’s support for Trump, whom she views as a threat to American democracy.

Cheney expressed her disapproval on the social media platform X, emphasizing that McConnell is aware of Trump’s role in inciting the violent January 6th Capitol riot. She recounted that Trump had watched the events unfold on television, neglecting to intervene as his supporters assaulted police officers and threatened the Vice President. According to Cheney, Trump also delayed directing his followers to disperse and continued to endorse the attackers even as the violence escalated.

She accused Trump of a “disgraceful dereliction of duty” and criticized McConnell and others who support Trump, warning that they would be judged harshly by history for their role in enabling him.

The meeting on Capitol Hill was notable as it marked Trump’s first visit there since 2021 and his first encounter with McConnell since 2020, after a prolonged period of public disagreements between the two. Despite their past conflicts, McConnell described the meeting as “entirely positive,” noting that Trump received several standing ovations and that their interactions were amicable.

Additionally, Trump had met with House Republicans earlier that day as part of a broader effort by the party to align on an aggressive policy agenda should he win reelection and the Republicans regain control of both Congressional chambers.

Cheney has been one of the few Republicans consistently attempting to hold Trump accountable for the Capitol attack. Her participation in the House January 6th committee and her vocal criticism of Trump have significantly strained her relationship with the Republican Party. Senator Mitt Romney, who shares similar views as Cheney, also attended the meeting after canceling a planned trip.

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