Liz Cheney unloads on GOP leaders: 'Willing hostages' to a 'dangerous and irrational man'
Liz Cheney appears on ABC (scree grab)

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) on Tuesday launched a scathing attack on former President Donald Trump and the Republican lawmakers who are enabling him.

During a speech at Saint Anselm College's Institute of Politics, Cheney delivered a blistering condemnation of Republican leaders who have stood by Trump even after he incited a riot and tried to overturn the certified results of a democratic election.

"We are... confronting a domestic threat that we have never faced before," Cheney said. "A former president who's attempting to unravel the foundations of our Constitutional Republic, aided by political leaders who have made themselves willing hostages to this dangerous and irrational man."

Cheney, who is one of two Republicans serving on the House Select Committee investigating the January 6th Capitol riots, then went on to call out GOP leadership for inviting Trump to a fundraiser in which he continued to spout lies about the 2020 presidential election.

"He reportedly said once again that the insurrection was on November 3rd, and that the events on January 6th -- when a violent mob invaded the Capitol in an effort to overturn the will of the American people -- that those events were a protest," she said. "Political leaders who sit silently in the face of these false and dangerous claims are aiding the former president who is at war with the rule of law."

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