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Cheney calls on fellow Republicans to not bolster Trump's false election fraud claims

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Speaking Tuesday night during a meeting of the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack, Rep. Liz Cheney urged her fellow Republicans to not perpetuate former President Donald Trump’s false claims about election fraud and the riot at the U.S. Capitol.

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LIZ CHENEY: Let me add one further thought principally from my Republican colleagues. We all agree that America is the greatest nation on the face of God's Earth. Truth, justice, and our Constitution have made America great. Almost every one of my colleagues knows in your hearts that what happened on January 6 was profoundly wrong. You all know that there is no evidence of widespread election fraud sufficient to have changed the results of the election. You all know that the Dominion Voting machines were not corrupted by a foreign power.

You know these claims are false. Yet, former President, Trump, repeats them almost daily. And he is now urged Republicans not to vote in 2022 and 2024. This is a prescription for national self-destruction. I ask my colleagues, please consider the fundamental questions of right and wrong here. The American people must know what happened, they must know the truth. All of us who are elected officials must do our duty to prevent the dismantling of the rule of law and to ensure that nothing like that dark day in January ever happens again.

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