Republican Liz Cheney spoke to Arizona College students and bluntly told them that the 2020 ‘election deniers ‘ within her own party put democracy in danger.
‘And if you care about democracy, and you care about the survival of our republic, then you need to understand, we all have to understand, that we cannot give people power who have told us that they will not honor elections.’
The outgoing lawmaker brought it home when she talked about two Arizona candidates:
‘In Arizona today, you have a candidate for governor in Kari Lake, you have a candidate for secretary of state in Mark Finchem, both of whom have said – this isn’t a surprise, it’s not a secret – they both said that they will only honor the results of an election if they agree with it,’ Cheney said.
But the brave politician emphasized that she wasn’t giving up on her party…yet.
‘I’m not ready to say we’re going to allow Trump, and those who are at war with democracy, to hijack our party. I’m not ready to give up that fight,’ she said.
In another thinly-veiled shot at Trump, Cheney added:
‘We’ve never been in a phase, a place where we’re facing this kind of a threat. And that’s because we’re facing a threat from a former president who is attempting to unravel the Republic.’
‘I think I knew on some level that even in the United States this was fragile,’ she said.
‘But I certainly didn’t understand just how fragile. I think that’s such an important lesson that we need to take from history.’