“Liz Cheney should be investigated for openly using this sham of a committee to attack and harass her political opponents,” Trump Jr.
Donald Trump Jr. said Liz Cheney should be investigated
After accusing Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo. of using the January 6 Committee to “target and harass her political enemies,” Donald Trump Jr. said she should be investigated. “Liz Cheney should be investigated for openly using this sham of a committee to attack and harass her political opponents,” Trump Jr. tweeted on Sunday.
A report came after the committee announced that former Trump campaign director Bill Stepien, who is presently advising Trump-endorsed applicant Harriet Hageman’s campaign to unseat Cheney from Congress, would testify before the committee. With 56 percent of voters in the state supporting the Trump-endorsed candidate, Hageman had a 30-point lead over Cheney at the end of May. Cheney received only 26% of the vote in the election.
The January 6 Committee allegedly subpoenaed Stepien last fall, alleging he “supervised the transformation of the Trump presidential election campaign to an effort focused on the ‘Stop the Steal.’
The January 6 Committee allegedly subpoenaed Stepien last fall, alleging he “supervised the transformation of the Trump presidential election campaign to an effort focused on the ‘Stop the Steal’ messaging and related fundraising,” according to the reports. According to the report, the committee has also accused Stepien of urging lawmakers to postpone the 2020 U.S. presidential election certification.
President Trump’s “Unselect Committee” held its first public hearing last week and decided to keep several more throughout the summer. Last week, President Trump slammed the committee in a series of tweets for failing to address severe election fraud concerns. Rep. Liz Cheney, a Republican, said Trump had shown no remorse in the aftermath of the Capitol riot and that the House intelligence committee investigating the insurgency’s first public hearing on January 6 will persuade people to care. Cheney told CBS ‘ Robert Costa that the revolution is an “ongoing threat,” Cheney told CBS’ Robert Costa.
“You know, we’re not in such a situation where former President Trump had also expressed any sense of regret”
“You know, we’re not in such a situation where former President Trump had also expressed any sense of regret,” Cheney said. “In fact, we’re in a scenario where he’s using even more inflammatory language than the one that sparked the attack. As a result, people must pay close attention. People must keep an eye on things and realize how easily our democratic system can fall apart if we do not defend it.” Cheney is one of only two Republicans on the House select committee, meeting on January 6.
The committee intends to hold congressional meetings this month, the first of which will occur on June 9. Over 900 people have been interviewed by the committee so far, and dozens of subpoenas have been issued for cooperation in the investigation.
Trump has made Cheney a frequent target
After voting to impeach the former president for his role in the riot, Trump has made Cheney a frequent target. Harriet Hageman, a primary opponent to Cheney in Wyoming, has received Trump’s support. At a rally last Saturday, he campaigned for Hageman. In the GOP, Cheney also claimed a cult mentality surrounding Trump. “In the Republican Party, we now have far too many people who are not taking their responsibilities seriously and have pledged their allegiance and commitment to Donald Trump,” she told Costa. Requests for comment to Trump’s office were not immediately returned. Costa asked Cheney if she thinks the GOP has devolved into a cult of personality, to which she replied that “large segments” have.
She went on to say, “There is utterly a cult of personality around Donald Trump.” The congresswoman’s remarks come as she prepares for a bruising political battle in Wyoming against Trump-backed opposing player Harriet Hageman, a lawyer and former member of the Republican National Committee. Cheney filed for reelection last Thursday, although she was widely expected to run again.
What Happened at the second public hearing of the committee on January 6
The second public hearing of the committee on January 6 was today’s news, as it featured testimony from several of Donald Trump’s top advisers, most of whom said they tried to tell the former president there was no election fraud in 2020 that would change the outcome of his loss to Joe Biden. Despite this, Trump continued making the claims that the committee claimed fueled the Capitol violence. On the other hand, Trump jr. made a statement about Liz Cheney on Twitter. Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer said a bipartisan gun control bill would be voted on as soon as it is written.
The compromise bill doesn’t go as far as Democrats want. Still, it’s the best chance at passing federal legislation in response to the shooting incidents in Buffalo, New York, and Uvalde, Texas. The Supreme Court issued five opinions on various aspects of federal law. Still, none of the decisions were in any high-profile cases involving abortion, gun rights, or other contentious issues. As the Justice Department faces pressure to file charges against Trump, Attorney General Merrick Garland said he would be watching the committee’s hearings on January 6. Separately, Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman, who was praised for leading rioters aside from the Senate chamber, gave testimony in the criminal trial of two men accused of participating in the attack.