(TheRedWire.com) – Former Representative Liz Cheney, a Wyoming Republican who has been one of former President Donald Trump’s most vocal critics in the last few years, warned Republicans who were choosing to remain allied with Trump following his indictment in the Mar-a-Lago classified documents case.
On Thursday, Trump was indicted on 37 counts ranging from retaining willfully classified documents to obstruction charges related to the Department of Justice’s investigation. The Department of Justice’s probe, which Special Counsel Jack Smith handled, was focused on whether Trump had mishandled sensitive materials after leaving the White House in 2021.
Federal prosecutors explicitly claim that Trump had not only mishandled presidential records but also deliberately obstructed the federal government’s attempts to retrieve the documents. However, Trump has maintained that he has committed no wrongdoings and has accused prosecutors of being politically motivated in their investigation.
Following the news of his indictment, Cheney tweeted out a video on Friday containing a warning that she had made to Republicans during the June 9, 2022, hearing of the House select committee which was investigating the Capitol attack, on January 6, 2021. At the time, Cheney had claimed that the Republicans were “defending the indefensible” and that in the future there would be a time when Trump would be gone but the dishonor of their actions would still be there.
In the caption of her post, she noted that while she had made this statement a year earlier, it was still applicable today.
Cheney had once supported Trump but changed her position after the Capitol insurrection when a group of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol building in an attempt to block the certification of President Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory.
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