Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) said Sunday that she expects there will be “many, many criminal investigations” into what role former President Donald Trump played in the January 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol that left five people dead, including a Capitol police officer.
Appearing on “Fox News Sunday,” Cheney was asked by host Chris Wallace if she would vote to convict Trump if she was a member of the Senate, which will begin hearing evidence in a second impeachment trial on Tuesday. The congresswoman replied:
“I would listen to the evidence. The Senate trial is snapshot. There’s a massive criminal investigation underway. There will be a massive criminal investigation of everything that happened on Jan. 6 and in the days before.”
The Wyoming Republican then added:
“People will want to know exactly what the president was doing. They will want to know, for example, if the tweet he sent out calling Vice President Pence a coward while the attack was underway, whether that tweet, for example, was a premeditated effort to provoke violence. There are a lot of questions that have to be answered and there will be many, many criminal investigations looking at every aspect of this and everyone who was involved.
“We’ve never seen that kind of assault by a president of the United States on another branch of government and that can never happen again.”
The Wyoming Republican Party voted over the weekend to censure Cheney for her vote to impeach Trump. But that hasn’t stopped her from speaking out.
There needs to be investigations into what transpired on January 6, and if they prove that Trump played a part in inciting an insurrection, he should be charged and taken to trial. If found guilty, the former president should be imprisoned.
Here’s Liz Cheney on Fox News:
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