Rep. Elizabeth Cheney lambasted former President Donald Trump and his supporters in the Republican party during a speech Tuesday.
Cheney called Trump a “domestic threat” and accused him of working against the Constitution and the rule of law. She was speaking in New Hampshire at St. Anselm College.
“At this moment when it matters most, we are also confronting a domestic threat that we’ve never faced before: a former president who’s attempting to unravel the foundations of our constitutional Republic, aided by political leaders who have made themselves willing hostages to this dangerous and irrational man,” said Cheney.
Cheney was among ten Republicans who voted to impeach Trump during the second impeachment on charges that he incited an insurrection on Jan. 6 when some of his supporters rioted at the U.S. Capitol. She criticized him for continuing to reject the official results of the presidential election.
“Political leaders who sit silent in the face of these false and dangerous claims are aiding a former president who is at war with the rule of law and the Constitution,” she continued.
“When our constitutional order is threatened as it is now, rising above partisanship is not simply an aspiration it is an obligation, an obligation of every one of us,” she added.
Cheney went on to say that she disagrees with the policies of President Joe Biden while enumerating the ideals of conservatism.
“His policies are bad for this country. I believe deeply that conservative principles, limited gov…