President Donald Trump has slammed Republican Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) as being “worse than any Democrat.”
Trump was giving a short interview to reporters for the Washington Post when he called out Cheney for going after him more “than anyone else” on the Jan. 6 committee.
The Post reporters claim Cheney “has proved more aggressive than even some committee Democrats in wanting to go directly after Trump.”
Multiple reports claim Cheney is also behind the recent subpoenas of Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) and House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA).
Trump said: “From what people tell me, from what I hear from other congressmen, she’s like a crazed lunatic, she’s worse than anyone else.
“From what I’ve heard, she’s worse than any Democrat.”
“Cheney has wanted to make sure we keep the focus on Trump and the political effort to overthrow Biden’s majority in the electoral college and to attack the peaceful transfer of power,” a committee member told the Post.
“The most important objective is the battle for the narrative over Jan. 6 and all that came before it and all that has happened after it,” a person close to the committee said.
Liz Cheney has been more aggressive than some Democrats on the J6 committee in wanting to focus intensely on Trump, his top advisers and his actions that day, spurring an interesting debate as committee prepares to go public. NEW w/@JaxAlemany: https://t.co/C2am1lMPje
— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) May 17, 2022
Trump Says He’s Heard Liz Cheney is Coming After Him Harder Than Any of the Dems on the Jan. 6 Committee: ‘Like a Crazed Lunatic’ https://t.co/89H1woRnl5
— Mediaite (@Mediaite) May 17, 2022
The Post reported:
When the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol gathered for a private retreat last month at the Library of Congress, two members engaged in a spirited debate over a question at the heart of the committee’s work.
One, Democratic Rep. Stephanie Murphy (Fla.), insisted the committee should focus less on former President Donald Trump and do more to examine the security and intelligence failures that led to the breach of the Capitol by a pro-Trump mob.
She also urged the committee to look harder at what can be done to prevent another attack, according to people familiar with the matter.
The other member, Republican Vice-Chair Liz Cheney (Wyo.), argued that the committee should keep an intense focus on the former president.
“Rep. Cheney’s view is that security at the Capitol is a critical part of the investigation, but the Capitol didn’t attack itself,” said Jeremy Adler, a spokesman for Cheney.