Liz Cheney Exposes the Republican Party’s Betrayal in New Book
In her highly anticipated book, “Oath and Honor,” former Republican Representative Liz Cheney delivers a scathing indictment of her party, accusing her former colleagues and party leaders of being “enablers and collaborators.” Cheney pulls no punches as she condemns those who were willing to sacrifice their integrity and the Constitution for the sake of political expediency and loyalty to Donald Trump.
The Threat to Democracy
Cheney’s book serves as a chilling warning that the checks and balances of the Constitution may not be enough to protect democracy if Trump is reelected in 2024. She argues that while enduring damaging policies for a four-year term is possible, the nation cannot survive a president who is willing to undermine the very foundations of the Constitution.
Behind the Scenes of the January 6 Committee
As the vice chair of the House’s January 6 committee, Cheney played a prominent role in uncovering critical new details about Trump’s attempts to overturn the 2020 election. “Oath and Honor” provides readers with a firsthand account of the behind-the-scenes actions and conversations that took place during this historic investigation. Cheney fearlessly names names and reveals the hypocrisy of her Republican colleagues who knew the truth about Trump’s loss but still chose to support his baseless claims.
A Party in Disarray
Cheney recounts how she witnessed her Republican colleagues go from openly condemning Trump to falling back in line and obediently supporting his false narrative of election fraud. She reveals shocking conversations with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy and his successor, Mike Johnson, highlighting their willingness to prioritize flattery from Trump over the principles of the Constitution.
Cheney’s Resolve to Stop Trump
In her book, Cheney leaves no doubt about her commitment to prevent Trump from returning to the White House. She even hints at a possible presidential run in 2024 if Trump becomes the GOP nominee. Cheney makes it clear that if Trump’s influence continues to dominate the Republican Party, she is prepared to leave the GOP behind.
A Moment of Truth
Perhaps one of the most compelling parts of Cheney’s book is her account of the weeks leading up to the January 6 attack on the Capitol. She reveals her growing fears that Trump was inciting violence among his followers, as she listened in on a White House surrogate call where plans to overturn the election were discussed. Cheney’s concerns about former Vice President Mike Pence‘s ability to withstand the pressure from Trump are also disclosed, including doubts expressed by former House Speaker Paul Ryan.
The Attack on the Capitol
Cheney vividly describes the harrowing moments of the attack on the Capitol and the violence that ensued. She recounts how she confronted Jim Jordan, who had been a staunch Trump supporter, as the chaos unfolded. Cheney also reveals her immediate determination to impeach Trump, as she discussed the urgent need for action with Democratic Caucus Chair Hakeem Jeffries.
A Loneliness in Leadership
Despite the backlash and isolation she faced within her own party, Cheney stood firm in her convictions and was one of only 10 Republicans who voted for Trump’s Impeachment. While her stance may have been unpopular among her colleagues, Cheney received a private message of support from former President George W. Bush, acknowledging her courage and strong leadership.
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