Vocal Trump critic Liz Cheney is out of Republican leadership, but she didn’t go down without a fight and a little help.
Republican Ken Buck yielded time to Cheney for her to be able to make one final stand.
Cheney then took the opportunity to blame Trump for the violent riots on the Capitol:
Today, we face a threat America has never seen before. A former president who provoked a violent attack on this Capitol in an effort to steal the election has resumed his aggressive effort to convince Americans that the election was stolen from him. He risks inciting further violence. Millions of Americans have been misled by the former president. They have heard only his words but not the truth as he continues to undermine our democratic process, sowing seeds of doubt about whether democracy really works at all.
But her speech was to no avail. She was removed by her peers from positions of leadership.
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