U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) has continued to attack former President Donald Trump since her ouster from GOP House leadership.
In a statement on Thursday, the former Republican conference chair once again accused Trump of being the cause of violence at the Capitol in January, urging the GOP to head in a different direction.
“The threat is ongoing”
Cheney’s most recent remarks came during an interview with Fox News, during which host Bret Baier asked her to reflect on whether she could have continued to perform her duties as conference chair while maintaining her opposition to Trump.
“I think the question is what kind of a party are we going to be going forward, Bret,” Cheney replied, according to Fox. “I think it’s very important for us to be a party based on truth. I think it’s important for us to understand the threat that the claims the former president is making. The threat is ongoing.”
She has courted GOP criticism since the Jan. 6 Capitol Hill riot and her vote to impeach Trump for allegedly inciting the violence.
“There is clearly an attempt to unravel the democracy, if you will, by focusing on challenging the legitimacy of the election…abandoning the rule of law,” Cheney added. “I think for us as Republicans, we have a huge set of issues we have got to be able to defeat the Democrats over.”
The Wyoming Republican stressed the need “to get people to vote for us,” which will be impossible “if we are a party that’s based on lies.”
“Bitter, horrible human being”
Cheney was ousted from her leadership post in a vote on Wednesday after other GOP leaders indicated that her views are no longer consistent with the party’s base.
For his part, Trump has shown no signs of sitting idly by while Cheney wages her own campaign against him. He has vowed to back a GOP primary challenger in her upcoming re-election campaign.
In another recent interview, Cheney told the former president to “bring it on.”
Following her ouster, Trump issued a statement calling Cheney a “bitter, horrible human being,” according to Breitbart.