As the Aspen Times’ Rick Carroll reports, yesterday he Aspen Institute arranged a conversation with the Republican representative. Liz cheney from Wyoming on his role on the select committee investigating the violent attack on the U.S. Capitol by staunch supporters of the former president Donald trump on January 6 in an attempt to interrupt the certification of By Joe Biden victory in the 2020 presidential election. Cheney’s refusal to agree to the “Big Lie” that the election was stolen from Trump and his relentless condemnation of the events of that day, even as his fellow Republicans lined up behind Trump , they have turned Cheney into an outcast within their own party.
But that will not be the judgment of history:
“It was a mob, and now you’ve seen the video, trying to rip people apart member by member,” Cheney told the interviewer Eric Schmidt, also a former president and CEO of Google, inside the Greenwald Pavilion on the Aspen Meadows campus. “So when I hear my colleagues say it was a group of tourists, when I hear them say that there is nothing to fear, when I hear Donald Trump say that the crowd was full of love, I think it is reprehensible and indefensible, [Pols emphasis] and I believe that we all have a duty and a responsibility not to look away from the reality of that day and the reality of how we got to that day ”.
Cheney voted with Donald Trump 92.6% of the time he was president and also voted to reelect him in 2020. Vice President Dick Cheney’s daughter took office in January 2017 and has said she will seek re-election in mid-2022. Conditions.
Republicans removed her from her Republican leadership position after she impeached Trump for the insurrection, and Trump has reportedly been meeting potential rivals for Cheney in next year’s primaries. Cheney, however, said that the investigation into the insurrection is a search for the truth of what happened on January 6, also a product of a fragmented America, part of which has deviated from the country’s democratic principles.
Rep. Cheney doesn’t love the left, and the sentiment until Donald Trump forced a different kind of moral alignment on the country was certainly mutual. But we challenge either side of the aisle to question Cheney’s perception of the events of January 6:
“I look at this moment that we have come to and I think in many ways we need to have a very serious and sustained national discussion about American history, civics, the Constitution and the rule of law,” he said. And when you look at what happened in the run up to January 6, and what happened on January 6, and when you look at my party’s response in the days and weeks and now months later, it’s very clear that some people are willing to accept what I think was a line that can never be crossed, and I think as Americans, for us it’s a time where we have to put politics aside and we have to say ‘this is not about a policy debate, this is not about where the taxes or government regulation is. or national security. ‘ issues; they are the fundamental pillars of our society. ‘ [Pols emphasis]
Never before and maybe never again, but what Liz Cheney said.
Aspen is a liberal enclave in the heart of the Republic of freshmen. By Lauren Boebert district. During Boebert’s 2020 run for president, Cheney organized a fundraiser for Boebert, but now that Boebert calls Cheney “a cancer to our party and our caucus,” obviously all of that is a thing of the past. Rep. Ken buck He staunchly defended Cheney when the Republican House conference voted to oust Cheney from leadership, but Buck has since returned to the “Big Lie” in his own peculiar way and certainly has no appetite for an investigation into the events of the 6th. from January. At no point has Buck attempted to reconcile his view of Cheney with Boebert’s, a huge contradiction that has simply been compounded as events have run their course.
It will not work forever. Liz Cheney came to Aspen to throw one of her staunch detractors into her backyard. Boebert cannot respond to Cheney’s criticism of Trump and the Jan.6 facilitators with facts, only with contempt and slander. And anything Ken Buck says at this point will only get him in more trouble with his own group one way or another.
It’s a real mess for all Republicans except Liz Cheney, who has nothing to lose.
On this big question “about the fundamental foundations of our society,” Cheney is on the pro-history side.