Commission Vice-Chair Liz Cheney (R-WY) listens to the testimony of Cassidy Hutchinson, a former White House Chief of Staff during the administration of former US President Donald Trump. US Capitol Selection Committee to investigate the January 6th attack on the US Capitol at Capitol Hill, Washington, June 28, 2022.
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Liz Cheney said a January 6 committee investigating an attack on the US Capitol could still make a criminal referral to the Justice Department against former President Donald Trump.
A Wyoming Republican said in an interview with ABC News “this week” that aired on Sunday, “it’s a decision to work together as a committee.”
The members of the committee Seemed to be split About whether it does Potentially refer to A proceeding against Trump, who believes it was due to the 2021 attack. Democratic Party Rep. Bennie Thompson, who chairs the committee, said last month that it was “not our job” to make a criminal referral if the Justice Department considered the hearing and decided to consider it further. ..
Other members of the Commission, including Chaney, immediately counterattacked, saying they had not yet voted on whether the Commission would recommend criminal referrals to the department.
“There is no doubt that he engaged in high crime and contempt,” Chainy told ABC News. “I think this is arguably the most serious betrayal of the president’s oath of office in the history of the country. This is the most dangerous act of the president in the history of the country.”
Trump has repeatedly denied cheating.
Republicans Allegedly ready Trump will announce a re-election bid in 2024 as early as this summer, as harmful revelations continue to flow from the January 6 hearing. But if that happens, it’s likely that the Republicans couldn’t continue to operate as they used to, Mr. Chaney said.
“I don’t think he can be a candidate for the party, and I don’t think the party will survive it,” Chainy told ABC News. “I believe in the party, what the party is, what the party can support, and I’m not ready to give it up.”
“We, who believe in Republican principles and ideals, have a responsibility to try and reject the party and reject many of the toxins and vitriols,” she added.
CNBC Reported last week Support from some of the Republican’s largest donors for the Trump campaign is declining. Republican fundraiser and its advisers have met privately since the Commission began announcing the results of the first findings of the investigation, according to an interview with top fundraiser.
The lack of interest in supporting the former president could boost fundraising for other Republican applicants.
Chaney acknowledged the possibility of launching her own presidential bid, but she “has not yet made a decision on it,” she told ABC News. If she initiates her bid, Chainy will join the Republican territory of 2024, which appears to be already in shape.
In 2024, several Republicans could run, including Governor of Florida Rondesantis, former Vice President Mike Pence, Senator Tim Scott, and Senator Tom Cotton.