Former Congresswoman Liz Cheney has expressed outrage after Republican 2024 presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy declared Jan. 6 to be an “inside job” on national television.
The former Republican House leader blasted Ramaswamy for making comments during Wednesday’s GOP 2024 debate.
Cheney, who was a key member of the Democrats’ anti-Trump Jan. 6 House Committee tried to twist Ramaswamy’s comments into an attack against her nemesis.
“If what he means by ‘inside job’ is it was a sitting president of the United States who launched a coup against the government, that there were members of the House of Representatives who helped him … that absolutely is true,” she said angrily Thursday on “CBS Mornings.”
During the debate, Ramaswamy said:
“The real enemy is not Donald Trump.
“It’s not even Joe Biden.
“It is the deep state that at least Donald Trump attempted to take on.
“And if you want somebody who’s going to speak truth to power, then vote for somebody who’s going to speak the truth to you.
“Why am I the only person on the stage at least who can say that Jan. 6 now does look like it was an inside job?”
Ramaswamy also claimed that the 2020 election “was indeed stolen by Big Tech” and the 2016 election “was stolen from [Trump] by the national security establishment.”
Vivek Ramaswamy calls out all three candidates for turning on Trump after using him for money and endorsements and then drops truth nukes 🔥
– J6 was an inside job
– The 2020 Election was stolen
– The Government lied about 9/11
– The “Great Replacement” is not a “Conspiracy… pic.twitter.com/AAWKSwn2oG
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) December 7, 2023
Cheney said the comments were “Area 51 conspiracy theory garbage.”
She also claimed that Ramaswamy is “the dream of the Chinese Community Party” and “of the Russian government.”
“What he is doing and saying and the extent to which he is just serving as a really destructive force is something that our adversaries I’m sure are pleased about,” she said.
The interview was part of Cheney’s weeklong tour to promote her new book, “Oath and Honor: A Memoir and a Warning.”
Of course, she’s mostly just bashing Trump and trying to ignore the fact that she was stripped of her leadership status and then lost her congressional seat by 40 points in a primary.
Her delusions of grandeur have even extended to thinking she could get enough support to run for president to “stop Trump.”
However, she hasn’t jumped into the race but has suggested she might.
The Wednesday night debate in Alabama was hosted by NewsNation, a cable channel owned by Nexstar Media Group, which also owns The Hill.
Trump, the frontrunner in the race, again didn’t attend.
He cited his 30 to 40-point lead in most polls for skipping the debate.