Liz Cheney denounces Trump on eve of GOP vote: ‘Ignoring the lie emboldens the liar’

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 (Independent)
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Republican US Rep Liz Cheney condemned Donald Trump’s “stolen” election lies from the floor of the House of Representatives on Tuesday, the night before House Republican vote whether to remove her from her leadership post following her criticisms of the former president and her vote to impeach him.

“Our duty is clear: Every one of us who has sworn the oath must act to prevent the unraveling of our democracy,” she said. “This is not about policy. This is not about partisanship. This is about our duty as Americans. Remaining silent and ignoring the lie emboldens the liar.”

She warned that the former president has “resumed his aggressive effort to convince Americans that the election was stolen from him” following a narrative that compelled a mob of his supports to storm the US Capitol on 6 January.

“He risks inciting further violence,” she said.

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