(FixThisNation.com) – Former Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) recently slammed Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) for referring to the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol rioters who have been sentenced to prison as “hostages.”
In an appearance on NBC News’s “Meet the Press,” Stefanik had said that she was concerned over how the Jan. 6 hostages were being treated. The remark closely resembles the wording used by former President Donald Trump.
Cheney during an interview on CBS News “Face the Nation” told anchor Margaret Brennan that the remarks used by Stefanik echoed the ones that Trump had used, as he had similarly referred to the prisoners. She argued that this was the only reason that Stefanik was using that term.
Cheney proceeded to slam her for the usage stating that it was “disgusting” and “outrageous” and that anyone who actually looked at the reasons for their incarceration would find that there were people who were involved in committing violence against police officers during the attack on the Capitol. She added that it was “disgraceful” that Trump had made those statements and that those who are trying to enable the former President’s behavior to further their careers were not repeating these statements.
Cheney pointed out that it was not possible to say that you believed in the rule of law, or that you supported law enforcement and then refer to the Jan. 6 rioters as hostages.
During her time in the House of Representatives, Cheney had served on the House Select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack as the vice president.
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