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Rep. Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn CheneyThe Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by Altria – Jan. 6 Capitol attack back in spotlight Cheney cites testimony that Ivanka asked Trump to ‘please stop this violence’ on Jan. 6 McCarthy says Democrats using Jan. 6 as ‘partisan political weapon’ MORE (R-Wyo.) said in an interview on Tuesday that her fellow Republicans in Congress who have stuck by former President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump blasts ‘low-life Twitter’ after Greene’s account suspended Garland to speak on DOJ’s Jan. 6 prosecutions Wednesday: report Overnight Defense & National Security — Nuclear states say no winners in global war MORE following the Jan. 6 Capitol attack “will not be judged well by history.”

Haley Byrd Wilt, associate editor of The Dispatch, asked Cheney how the House Select Committee on Jan. 6 plans on providing a clear picture of the Capitol attack that is widely accepted by people across the political spectrum when the panel appeared to have little support from or involvement with the GOP. Cheney is one of only two Republican lawmakers on the committee, along with outgoing Rep. Adam KinzingerAdam Daniel KinzingerMcCarthy says Democrats using Jan. 6 as ‘partisan political weapon’ Five takeaways from polls marking Jan. 6 anniversary Jan. 6 is the GOP’s fault line MORE (R-Ill.).

Cheney pointed out that House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthyTrump blasts ‘low-life Twitter’ after Greene’s account suspended Hillicon Valley — GOP leader criticizes Twitter over Greene ban GOP leader criticizes Twitter over Greene decision without naming her MORE (R-Calif.) had ultimately made the decision not to appoint people from his party to the committee. McCarthy withdrew his appointments after Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiThe Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by Altria – Jan. 6 Capitol attack back in spotlight McCarthy says Democrats using Jan. 6 as ‘partisan political weapon’ Harry Reid to lie in state at Capitol on Jan. 12 MORE (D-Calif.) rejected Republican Reps. Jim Banks (Ind.) and Jim JordanJames (Jim) Daniel JordanThis week: Congress returns to anniversary of Jan. 6 attack Jan. 6 panel eying subpoenas to force Republican reps to cooperate Jan. 6 is the GOP’s fault line MORE (Ohio), who he had named, as appointees.

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Cheney told Wilt that the picture of Jan. 6 that the committee currently has is that Trump “summoned” the rioters to Washington, D.C., and “told them to march on the Capitol.”

“I think [Trump’s] actions and the actions of those people who continue to defend president Trump will not be judged well by history,” Cheney said. “And so part of our committee’s responsibility is to get the facts for history, to make sure people have all of those on which to make judgements going forward.”

Cheney recalled that immediately after the attack, Republicans were unified in their condemnation of what had occurred. However, she said that many of her GOP colleagues now seem to be “willing to minimize and whitewash what happened,” though she added that “they won’t be successful.”

Reflecting back on Jan. 6, 2020, Cheney told Wilt that she remembers being “very angry.”

“In the chamber, I remember the disbelief that it could possibly be happening. I remember, certainly, Representative Raskin telling me that there was a Confederate flag flying inside the Capitol. And just the disbelief that we were there at the heart of our constitutional republic and that we had a violent mob attempting to break into the chamber,” said Cheney.

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Earlier this week, Cheney said that Trump was “at war with the rule of law” and warned that he may likely repeat the very same claims that incited rioters to break into the Capitol during the upcoming one-year anniversary of Jan. 6.

“I think that if what he has been saying since he left office is any indication, former President Trump is likely again this week to make the same false claims about the election that he knows to be false and the same false claims about the election that he knows caused violence on Jan. 6,” said Cheney.

“If he makes those same claims, he’s doing it with complete understanding and knowledge of what those claims have caused in the past,” she said.

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