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Cheney Shredded For Her Response To GOP Lawmakers Supporting Trump At Trial

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Former Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, who agreed to co-chair the highly partisan and Democrat-led Jan. 6 Committee, was widely derided on social media Wednesday after she was critical of House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) and Republicans who have been traveling to Manhattan over the past week in a show of support for Donald Trump during his hush money trial.

Cheney, a vocal critic of Trump and his allies, took to X to express her disapproval of Johnson’s actions, writing: “Have to admit I’m surprised that @SpeakerJohnson wants to be in the ‘I cheated on my wife with a porn star’ club. I guess he’s not that concerned with teaching morality to our young people after all.”

The response to Cheney’s tweet was severe and fast. For instance, Newsmax TV host Rob Schmitt fired back with a tweet ridiculing Cheney’s moral stance: “Lessons in Morality… from a Cheney lol.”

Marc Thiessen, a Washington Post columnist, joined in as well: ”He just risked his job and political career to pass aid to Ukraine and literally saved a country. You weren’t there to fight for Ukraine because you blew up your political career and now you heckle him from the sidelines.”

Gunther Eagleman, another conservative commentator, wrote: “Better than the ‘I molested my underage daughter in the shower club'” — likely a reference to first daughter Ashley Biden, who wrote in her diary that her father, Joe Biden, showered with her at an age suggesting it was “probably not appropriate.”

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Former President Donald Trump did not mince words when he learned earlier this year of recent findings by Republican investigators in the House regarding the former Jan. 6 Committee, which was hand-picked by then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Trump leveled fresh criticism at Cheney, who voted to impeach him the second time, and the rest of the committee, which she co-chaired with Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), over omissions and misrepresentations by the panel that led to false narratives about him and false allegations against him.

“She should go to jail along with the rest of the Unselect Committee!” he wrote in response to a report from Just the News.

Trump’s comment came in response to a Just the News report indicating that Cheney attended the deposition of a Secret Service agent who provided a firsthand account of Trump’s presence in the limousine leaving the Stop the Steal rally on January 6. Instead of heading to the Capitol as promised to his supporters, the limousine took Trump to the White House.

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Former White House staffer Cassidy Hutchinson, who was brought before the House Jan. 6 select committee at the behest of Cheney to speak out against Trump, alleged that she overheard Secret Service agents discussing an altercation involving Trump attempting to seize control of the presidential limousine’s steering wheel from the back seat.

“The driver testified that he specifically refuted the version of events as recounted by Hutchinson,” the report released by Rep. Barry Loudermilk, R-Ga., chair of the House Administration subcommittee on Jan. 6, noted. “The driver of the SUV testified that he ‘did not see him reach [redacted]. [President Trump] never grabbed the steering wheel.

“I didn’t see him, you know, lunge to try to get into the front seat at all,’” the agent testified, refuting Hutchinson’s account.

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“Cassidy’s testimony was already on shaky ground, as the report was second-hand knowledge. Called hearsay, it’s usually not permitted in court proceedings as evidence,” Newsmax reported.

However, Democrats and two anti-Trump members on the committee, Cheney and former Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., used it nonetheless. Both were voted out of office as the committee’s activities ceased when Republicans regained the House majority.

Earlier this month, in a decision that could have far-reaching implications for perhaps hundreds of people arrested following the Jan. 6, 2021, protest at the U.S. Capitol Building, a federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., ruled that at least some of them were “improperly” sentenced.

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