Liz Cheney Says There Is Enough Evidence To Make Criminal Referral For Trump
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyoming) said on Sunday that while the House select committee investigating the January 6 Capitol attack has enough evidence to make a criminal referral for former President Donald Trump, the committee has not decided on how to move forward.
A Sunday article in the New York Times suggested that some members of the committee may feel that sending a referral, which is largely a symbolic movie, to the Justice Department would just politicize the Justice Department’s investigation.
“I wouldn’t characterize there as being a dispute on the committee. I think that it is the single most collaborative committee on which I have ever served. I’m very proud of the bipartisan way in which we’re operating,” Cheney said on CNN’s State of the Union of the committee made up of seven Democrats and two Republicans.
“And I’m confident that we will — we will work to come to an agreement on all of the issues that we’re facing. So, I wouldn’t say that it’s accurate right now to say that there’s a dispute on this issue,” she added.
The GOP representative also made it clear that the committee sees Trump’s actions as unlawful.
“I think what we have seen is a massive and well-organized and well-planned effort that used multiple tools to try to overturn an election,” Cheney said as she pointed to instances like U.S. District Court Judge David Carter‘s March ruling, calling it “more likely than not” that Trump was involved in criminal activity while trying to overturn the 2020 election, Trump’s tweets leading up to January 6 and a meticulously laid out Proud Boys plan of violence.