Trump Says Liz Cheney Should Be Jailed, Former Congresswoman Responds
Liz Cheney, former Republican representative from Wyoming, speaks after being presented with the Paul H. Douglas Award for Ethics in Government on June 13, 2023 in Washington, DC.
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Former President Donald Trump said on Sunday that former Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) and other members of the now-defunct January 6 Committee should be jailed.

A House GOP report released last week said Trump’s driver on January 6, 2021, “refuted” a claim relayed by former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson that Trump attempted to grab the steering wheel to redirect the SUV to the U.S. Capitol following his speech, and lunged at his head of security.

Just the News CEO and Editor in Chief John Solomon highlighted on Trump’s Truth Social platform the particular finding that Cheney, who served as vice chairwoman of the January 6 Committee, personally took part in an interview with the driver and did not include that denial in the panel’s final report.

“She should go to Jail along with the rest of the Unselect Committee!” Trump exclaimed in a post to Truth Social. He went on to share links to several articles concerning the revelations from the House Administration’s Subcommittee on Oversight, led by Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-GA).

Cheney, who has indicated in recent months that she is open to entering the 2024 presidential race to ensure Trump does not win the contest, responded to Trump on X with a screenshot of his post to Truth Social and references to the 2020 election interference cases he faces.

“Hi Donald: you know these are lies,” she said. “You have had all the grand jury & J6 transcripts for many months. You’re trying to halt your 1/6 trial because your VP, WH counsel, WH aides, campaign & DOJ officials etc will testify against you. You’re afraid of the truth and you should be.”

Trump is facing four criminal cases, including two focused on the January 6 Capitol breach and the 2020 election, as well as civil litigation. He has broadly denied any wrongdoing and argued that politically motivated prosecutors are conducting a “witch hunt” against him.

Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS), who served as chairman of the January 6 Committee, also pushed back on the findings in the House GOP’s report.

“The Select Committee’s final report took into account the testimony of all witnesses,” he said in a statement, adding the claim that all the evidence points to “the same conclusion: Donald Trump wanted to join his violent mob as it marched on the Capitol, and he was irate when his security detail told him he couldn’t go.”


Kash Patel, a top official in Trump’s administration, called for “some serious congressional action” when pressed on Cheney during an interview on Fox News.

“Somebody should be subpoenaing her tomorrow to ask her what other information of innocence she withheld, because this was, singularly, the insurrection exoneration of Donald Trump, and Liz Cheney put it in her nuclear football and tried to bury it,” he told “Sunday Morning Futures” anchor Maria Bartiromo.

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