Congresswoman Liz Cheney tells crowd at Reagan Library “we forget the price of freedom”

6/30/2022 5:24:00 AM

Congresswoman Liz Cheney tells crowd at Reagan Library “we forget the price of freedom”

Congresswoman Liz Cheney tells crowd at Reagan Library “we forget the price of freedom”

Congresswoman Liz Cheney is tanking in polls in Wyoming due to her role in investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol, but on Wednesday she was lauded at the Ronald Reagan Library when sh…

Rep. Liz Cheney, one of two Republicans on the Jan. 6 committee investigating the Capitol insurrection last year, took to the stage at the Reagan library on Wednesday evening, June 29, to once again urge her fellow conservatives to choose country over party – democracy over former President Donald Trump.

Her appearance, which came the same day the Jan. 6 committee subpoenaed ex-White House counsel Pat Cipollone, was part of the organization’s ongoing “Time For Choosing” series that has attracted distinguished intellectuals, U.S. representatives and senators, governors and emerging 2024 presidential candidates — all seeking answers to fundamental questions and advancing ideas to animate the future of the party.

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m. | UPDATED: June 29, 2022 at 8:24 p. 6, 2021, insurrection on Tuesday that Trump was informed that people rallying on the mall that morning had weapons but he told officials to"let my people in" and march to the Capitol.m. Told by security officials that it wasn’t safe to go to the Capitol after he addressed his supporters, he lunged toward the steering wheel of the presidential SUV. Rep. In videotaped testimony played before the committee, she recalled the former president saying words to the effect of:""I don't f-in' care that they have weapons. Liz Cheney, one of two Republicans on the Jan.” He knew it was — I guess he knew it was — and I introduced myself, but I — I don’t remember if he called my cellphone or if he had called one of Mark’s.

6 committee investigating the Capitol insurrection last year, took to the stage at the Reagan library on Wednesday evening, June 29, to once again urge her fellow conservatives to choose country over party – democracy over former President Donald Trump. Take the f-in'mags away.  But there were conversations about him “going into the House chamber at one point,” Hutchinson said. Cheney’s challenge to Republicans seemed to have wide support among the more than 700 people who gathered at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, in Simi Valley, to hear her discuss the meaning – and cost – of freedom. That backing contrasted with the way her oft-repeated warnings about the dangers of Trumpism have made the Wyoming Republican something of an iconoclast within her party. They can march to the Capitol from here," Hutchinson testified. Her appearance, which came the same day the Jan. (CNN, POOL) As his supporters laid siege to Congress, both Trump and Meadows appeared unconcerned about cries in the crowd to “hang Mike Pence!” The president tweeted during the attack that Pence didn’t have the “courage” to object to   as he presided over the joint session of Congress that day. 6 committee subpoenaed ex-White House counsel Pat Cipollone, was part of the organization’s ongoing “Time For Choosing” series that has attracted distinguished intellectuals, U. People are also reading… Listen now and subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | RSS Feed | Omny Studio Meadows told Hutchinson that"things might get real real bad," she said.” So I went down.

S. representatives and senators, governors and emerging 2024 presidential candidates — all seeking answers to fundamental questions and advancing ideas to animate the future of the party." She described Meadows as unconcerned as security officials told him that people at Trump's rally had weapons - including people wearing armor and carrying automatic weapons.” Hutchinson’s explosive testimony – featured in a surprise hearing announced just 24 hours earlier -- came as the House committee investigating the Capitol insurrection holds a series of hearings to inform the public about what happened as Trump’s supporters beat police, broke in through windows and doors and interrupted the certification of Biden’s victory. “People forget about the price of freedom,” Cheney said to the crowd. “Freedom only survives if we protect it. "I had a deeper concern for what was happening with the planning aspects of it," Hutchinson told the panel. Today (we are) threatened from abroad and here at home.” “I still struggle to work through the emotions of that,” she added. So I took a few steps back.

” Cheney spoke about former President Donald Trump for several minutes and referred to him as an “unnerving, irrational” man who must be confronted. But the committee called the hearing this week to hear her public testimony. “The argument (that) the threat of Donald Trump is to be ignored … we must not do that,” she said, adding that it was revealed in Jan. 6 committee testimony that he “summoned a mob to Washington, knew they were armed and angry, and refused to order rioters to leave. Bennie Thompson, the committee's chairman, said that in recent days, the panel had received information about what Trump and his aides were saying during critical hours of Jan.” “They’re not here to hurt me.” Cheney said this is painful for Republicans to accept. “We have a choice,” Cheney said. The committee's vice chairwoman, Wyoming Rep. REP.

“We can’t be loyal to Donald Trump. They can march to the Capitol from here,” Hutchinson testified.” Some believe that today’s Republican Party leaders have traded away too much of the party’s fundamental beliefs, doctrine and ideology centered on marriage and family, religion, law and order, honesty and truth and reliability — and instead have been too focused on getting reelected. She told the panel in earlier interviews that Meadows was warned about possible unrest. Kim McCleary of Thousand Oaks is a longtime Republican who came to hear Cheney speak, and says she feels that way.“(Many) do at any cost and all the time,” said McCleary. The committee announced the surprise hearing with only 24 hours' notice, and Hutchison's appearance was only confirmed to The Associated Press by a person familiar with the matter. An aide for Trump's chief of staff is set to testify at the House Jan. “We have been watching the Jan.

6 hearings and been so impressed with Liz Cheney’s professionalism and non-partisanship. Govt-and-politics Cassidy Hutchinson, Trump White House aide, now in spotlight In brief excerpts of testimony revealed in court filings, Hutchinson told the committee she was in the room for White House meetings where challenges to the election were debated and discussed, including with several Republican lawmakers. We are looking for a calm voice of reason in this polarized political environment. Meadows told Hutchinson that “things might get real, real bad,” she said.” Jim Blue has been a Republican all his life but turned independent this last election, saying Trump wasn’t an outstanding person. Scott Perry, R-Pa. “I want to be a Republican again, but they need to stop the nonsense and get back to moderate values that make sense for the country,” said Blue, 70, of Thousand Oaks. “I want sanity put back in the discourse. She also revealed that the White House counsel's office cautioned against plans to enlist fake electors in swing states, including in meetings involving Meadows and Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani.” As a White House insider, she told stories of a raging president who was unable to acknowledge his defeat.

” Richard Burke called himself an on-the-fence Republican who believes in traditional values. She is able to “stand up and be an independent thinker,” said Burke, a Thousand Oaks resident. During her three separate depositions, Hutchinson also testified about her boss' surprise trip to Georgia weeks after the election to oversee the audit of absentee ballot envelope signatures and ask questions about the process. “I don’t have to agree with all of her positions to say that. The president, it turned out, had thrown his lunch at the wall in disgust over the article and she was urged to steer clear of him. She was impressive and she is on the world’s radar and I love it. The plot to remove the then-acting attorney general, Jeffrey Rosen, unraveled during a Jan.” Earlier Wednesday, Cheney urged Pat Cipollone, a former Trump White House counsel, to testify before the House Jan.

6 committee on which Cheney is vice chair. The House panel has not explained why it abruptly scheduled the 1 p. In excerpts of her closed-door testimony, Hutchinson told the committee in recent months that she was in the room for White House meetings where challenges to the election were debated and discussed, including with several Republican lawmakers. Cipollone, according to dramatic testimony before the committee from former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson, said he was concerned about then-President Donald Trump’s plans on Jan. 6. hearing as lawmakers are away from Washington on a two-week recess. On Twitter, Cheney wrote on Wednesday morning, “As we heard yesterday, WH counsel Pat Cipollone had significant concerns re. Attorneys for the president advised that the plan was not “legally sound,” Hutchinson said. Trump’s Jan 6 activities. The precise subject of Tuesday's hearing remained unclear, but the panel's announcement Monday said it would be"to present recently obtained evidence and receive witness testimony.

It’s time for Mr. Cipollone to testify on the record. The person familiar with the committee's plans to call Hutchinson could not discuss the matter publicly and spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity. 6 joint session of Congress. Any concerns he has about the institutional interests of his prior office are outweighed by the need for his testimony.” Followed by 427,400 people on Twitter, Cheney has since January posted a standing Twitter message with a link to video of the Jan. Among the evidence, the committee recently obtained footage of Trump and his inner circle taken both before and after Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol in which she notes, “This was January 6th. Lawmakers said last week that the two July hearings would focus on domestic extremists who breached the Capitol that day and on what Trump was doing as the violence unfolded.

This is not ‘legitimate political discourse. Holder said last week that he had complied with a congressional subpoena to turn over all the footage he shot in the final weeks of Trump's 2020 reelection campaign, including exclusive interviews with Trump, his children and then-Vice President Mike Pence.’” She has been severely criticized by diehard Trump supporters, but praised by many as an independent leader and thinker who is trying to do the right thing. This week, Republican leader and former senator Alan Simpson of Wyoming appeared a new campaign ad for Cheney’s race for Congress. Bennie Thompson of Mississippi, the panel's Democratic chairman, told reporters last week that the committee was in possession of the footage and needed more time to go through the hours of video. Simpson told NBC News in an interview that the incumbent Cheney “is stating what is obvious to many Americans: That this is a wrecking ball of democracy.” But there is little debate that Cheney is facing the political fight of her life in an August primary election against her former campaign advisor, Harriet Hageman. 6 joint session of Congress, when hundreds of the Republican's supporters violently pushed past police, broke into the building and interrupted the certification of Democrat Joe Biden's presidential election victory.

Polls show Wyoming Republicans are unhappy with Cheney’s role decrying the events of Jan. 6 and think she should be paying more attention to worries in Wyoming, including inflation. The panel has used live interviews, video testimony of its private witness interviews and footage of the attack to detail what it has learned. Cheney was one of 35 Republicans who joined all Democrats in the vote to set up the January 6, 2021 commission that is investigating the takeover of the U.S. Images of chaos: AP photographers capture US Capitol riot Associated Press writers Nomaan Merchant and Kevin Freking contributed to this report. Capitol.

She was one of handful of Republican lawmakers who publicly backed the formation of the commission. In September, Trump endorsed Hageman, the former advisor on Cheney’s 2014 Senate campaign — a campaign from which Cheney withdrew before the election. This year, early polls show Cheney far behind Hageman in her fight to keep her seat, with Hageman ahead by roughly 30 percentage points. According to the Washington Post and others, the worried Cheney has begun sending Democratic voters in Wyoming instructions on how they can switch parties to vote for her in the Republican column. The mailer reads, “How do I change my party affiliation to register as a Republican so I can vote for Liz?” Cheney ended the evening in Simi Valley with this thought: “We must love our country, and stand above politics to protect her, and never yield in her defense.

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