Liz Cheney Doubles Down On Trump

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She isn’t backing off.

On Sunday (March 13), Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY.) made it known she agreed with a fellow GOP lawmaker who called former President Donald Trump a “would-be tyrant.”

A day earlier, Saturday (March 12), Republican Rep. Tom Rice of South Carolina condemned Trump after he held a rally in the state.

Accusing Trump of being “consumed by spite,” Rice said the former President is “dangerous” and a “would-be tyrant.”

Cheney agreed with Rice’s sentiments, sharing a copy of an article by The Hill that referenced Rice’s remarks on Twitter, tweeting that Rice “is right.” She also added, “Most of our Republican colleagues know this. Their silence enables the danger. Our country needs Republicans to be sane, responsible, and speak the truth.”

Cheney and Rice are among the 10 Republican House members who voted to impeach Trump following the Jan. 6 capitol riot. They also share Trump’s unabashed wrath, with the former President backing Republican primary challengers for both Cheney and Rice in their respective reelection bids this year.

Rice also accused Republican State Rep. Russel Fry, Rice’s primary challenger, of supporting a “would-be tyrant over the Constitution,” following Fry’s speech at Trump’s rally.

Following the rally, Rice stated, “If you want a Congressman who supports political violence in Ukraine or in the United States Capitol, who supports party over country, who supports a would-be tyrant over the Constitution, and who makes decisions based solely on reelection, then Fry is your candidate.”