Ramaswamy 'inside job' comment sets Liz Cheney off

By Jen Krausz on
 December 9, 2023

It doesn't take much for Liz Cheney to lose it, and this week's target was Vivek Ramaswamy.

The former Republican House leader blasted 2024 GOP candidate Ramaswamy for making comments during Wednesday's debate that the January 6, 2021, Capitol breach was an "inside job."

“If what he means by ‘inside job’ is it was a sitting president of the United States who launched a coup against the government, that there were members of the House of Representatives who helped him … that absolutely is true,” she said angrily Thursday on “CBS Mornings.”

Deep state influence

Ramaswamy said,

The real enemy is not Donald Trump. It’s not even Joe Biden. It is the deep state that at least Donald Trump attempted to take on. And if you want somebody who’s going to speak truth to power, then vote for somebody who’s going to speak the truth to you. Why am I the only person on the stage at least who can say that Jan. 6 now does look like it was an inside job?

He also claimed that the 2020 election “was indeed stolen by Big Tech” and the 2016 election “was stolen from [Trump] by the national security establishment.”

Cheney said the comments were “Area 51 conspiracy theory garbage” and that Ramaswamy is “the dream of the Chinese Community Party” and “of the Russian government.”

“What he is doing and saying and the extent to which he is just serving as a really destructive force is something that our adversaries I’m sure are pleased about,” she said.

She's got a new book

The interview was part of Cheney's weeklong tour to promote her new book, “Oath and Honor: A Memoir and a Warning.”

Of course, she's mostly just bashing Trump and trying to ignore the fact that she was stripped of her leadership status and then lost her congressional seat by 40 points in a primary.

Her delusions of grandeur have even extended to thinking she could get enough support to run for president as a Trump spoiler--she hasn't jumped into the race yet but has said she might.

The Wednesday night debate in Alabama was hosted by NewsNation, a cable channel owned by Nexstar Media Group, which also owns The Hill.

The frontrunner in the race, former President Donald Trump, again didn't attend, citing his 30 to 40-point lead in most polls.

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