Stompy-foot US Rep. Liz Cheney (RINO-WY), Daddy’s child, is throwing a temper tantrum because she risked her family’s reputation and her comfortable job at the top of the Republican party on the prestigious Hill in Washington, DC, in an effort to punish President Donald J. Trump.
And her efforts in the House Committee on January 6th were a complete disaster.
According to media reports, Cheney is enraged by the Select Committee’s decision on January 6 not to send former President Donald Trump for criminal prosecution. As people laugh and point at the departing Jr. congressman, the word is spreading like wildfire.
When asked by a reporter if the committee will be submitting criminal referrals for the former president or others, Rep. Bennie Thompson, who is running for re-election in November, said the committee does not have that jurisdiction.
Thompson, who adores his comfortable position on Capitol Hill, has no intention of being fired, as he sees happening to Cheney.
“No, you know, we’re going to tell the facts. If the Department of Justice looks at it and assumes that there’s something that needs further review, I’m sure they’ll do it,”he said.
When pressed further, he responded, “No, that’s not our job. Our job is to look at the facts and circumstances around January 6, what caused it, and make recommendations after that.”
Cheney attempted to overrule the Committee and forward her own story because she was unhappy.
Cheney stated in a tweet, “The January 6th Select Committee has not issued a conclusion regarding potential criminal referrals. We will announce a decision on that at an appropriate time,”
According to a committee official who talked with CNN, “the Select Committee has no authority to prosecute individuals but is rather tasked with developing the facts surrounding the January 6th riot at the Capitol. Right now, the committee is focused on presenting our findings to the American people in our hearings and in our report. Our investigation is ongoing and we will continue to gather all relevant information as we present facts, offer recommendations and, if warranted, make criminal referrals.”
There won’t be a formal criminal referral, according to Rep. Thompson, who also stated that the Department of Justice must make its own decision.
“It’s a public document. Anybody can have access to it. And if they want, after reviewing it, to come back and ask to talk to some of the staff or the members who helped produce the report, I’m sure they will,” he said.
According to Conservative Brief’s Martin Walsh, “Cheney suffered a crushing setback in August when he lost the Wyoming GOP primary to Trump-backed Harriet Hageman.”
“With just months left before she leaves office, Cheney is already talking about the 2024 presidential election and fueling speculation she may make a bid for the White House — another sign that she’s obsessed with Donald Trump.
While speaking at The Texas Tribune Festival, the outgoing lawmaker threatened to leave the Republican Party if Donald Trump is the 2024 nominee.”
“I’m going to make sure Donald Trump, I’m going to do everything I can to make sure he is not the nominee. And if he is the nominee, I won’t be a Republican,” Cheney was heard saying.
Walsh noted that when asked if she will run for president in 2024, “She also gave an interesting answer when asked if she would run for president in 2024,”
Liz Cheney is joining us live. @SavannahGuthrie is speaking with her about the defeat in the Wyoming Republican primary, her take in the message the voters were sending, and where she goes from here. pic.twitter.com/xrpOMs5fAv
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“It’s not about me or making a decision about what I’m going to do,” she said. “I certainly will do whatever it takes to make sure Donald Trump isn’t anywhere close to the Oval Office.” CONTINUE REAIDNG…