Cheney Praises Pence, Looks Forward To His Testimony

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Liz Cheney says Donald Trump was "personally involved" in the Jan. 6 insurrection.

Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., deputy chair of the Jan. 6 committee, praised former Vice President Mike Pence for confirming the results of the election and said she looks forward to speaking with him as the committee continues its investigation into the assault on the Capitol.

"Former Vice President Pence was a hero on Jan. 6. He refused the pressure of the former President. He did his duty, and the nation should be very grateful for the actions that he took that day. We look forward to continuing the cooperation that we've had with members of the former vice president's team, and I look forward as well to his cooperation." Cheney said in an interview on the “Today” show.

The election was certified just hours after thousands of Trump supporters cleared the Capitol building. Cheney insisted that the threat to democracy continues because too many Republicans would rather downplay the events of Jan. 6 than reject the lies that led to the attempted insurrection. 

“Too many in my own party are embracing that former president, are looking the other way, are minimizing the danger … That’s how democracies die. We simply cannot let that happen,” she said.

Cheney added the country came “very close” to having the results of the election being overturned. 

Cheney says that the panel will look into recommending criminal charges against Trump for his role in the attacks.

Trump has recently asked the Supreme Court to block the release of documents related to his actions claiming executive privilege.

“We will not let the former president hide behind these phony claims of privilege and we will get to the bottom of … everything that was going on that day,” Cheney added.

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