“I wasn’t there on Jan. 6. I can’t tell you everything Pence did or didn’t do. What you need to understand is that, for most people out in the real world, none of us really care that much about what happened on Jan. 6.”
— Harriet Hageman (R), who is challenging Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) in a Republican primary, told the New York Times she didn’t know who the legitimate winner of the 2020 election was (“I don’t know the answer”) and couldn’t say if former Vice President Mike Pence had the authority to block congressional certification of President Biden’s election (“I’m not an elections attorney”).
“Shame falls on a party that would censure persons of conscience, who seek truth in the face of vitriol. Honor attaches to Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger for seeking truth even when doing so comes at great personal cost.”
— Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT), on Twitter.
“The leaders of the Republican Party have made themselves willing hostages to a man who admits he tried to overturn a presidential election and suggests he would pardon Jan. 6 defendants, some of whom have been charged with seditious conspiracy. I’m a constitutional conservative and I do not recognize those in my party who have abandoned the Constitution to embrace Donald Trump. History will be their judge.”
— Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), in a statement after news she would be censured by the Republican National Committee.
“You certainly saw anti-Semitism. You saw the symbols of Holocaust denial… you saw a Confederate flag being carried through the rotunda. We, as Republicans in particular, have a duty and an obligation to stand against that, to stand against insurrection.”
— Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), the third ranking House Republican, called on the Republican party to “make clear we aren’t the party of white supremacy,” CBS News reports.
“Somebody who has provoked an attack on the United States Capitol to prevent the counting of electoral votes, which resulted in five people dying, who refused to stand up immediately when he was asked to stop the violence, that is a person who does not have a role as the leader of our party going forward. We should not be embracing the former president.”
— Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), in an interview on Fox News.
“The oath that I took to the Constitution compelled me to vote for impeachment and it doesn’t bend to partisanship, it doesn’t bend to political pressure.”
— Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), quoted by The Hill.
— Liz Cheney, quoted by the Huffington Post, when asked what the Republican Party should do to address climate change.
Amount of the deficit in ex-Wyoming Senate candidate Liz Cheney’s campaign account at the end of 2013, despite telling reporters that she raised $1 million in the fourth quarter of 2013. Cheney raised just under $720,000 in the fourth quarter of 2013, but her campaign spent more than $900,000, FEC reports show. “The daughter of former President Dick Cheney dropped out of the race just days after the end of the fundraising period,” reports the National Journal.
The AP is reporting that Liz Cheney, the right-wing extremist daughter of George W. Bush’s vice president, has quit her bid to oust Wyoming’s equally conservative senator, Mike Enzi:
Cheney cited “serious health issues” that “have recently arisen in our family” as the reason for her decision, according to a statement quoted in The New York Times.
The GOP official confirming Cheney’s decision spoke on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to speak on the record.
Cheney moved her family from Virginia to Wyoming to run for the seat. Her effort to replace Enzi, a Senate veteran, angered and upset many Republicans and her campaign faced a number of problems.