Elise Stefanik blasts Liz Cheney, labels her a ‘Pelosi Pawn’
Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) hit back at Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) after Cheney criticized her for blaming the Jan 6 Capitol Hill riot on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).
“The American people deserve to know the truth — that Nancy Pelosi bears responsibility as Speaker of the House for the tragedy that occurred on January 6,” Stefanik said Tuesday.
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“There is a reason that Nancy Pelosi is the most disliked elected official in America. She always puts her own partisan politics over what’s best for the American people,” she added. “She doesn’t want a fair or bipartisan investigation, she wants a political one. It is a fact that on that December of 2020, Nancy Pelosi was made aware of potential security threats to the Capitol, and she failed to act.”
Cheney slammed Stefanik for her comments, saying she should be “ashamed.”
“What happened is absolutely clear. We had, as we heard this morning, just intolerable cruelty. A mob that was assembled by President Trump was provoked by him,” Cheney said on CNN while discussing Pelosi’s January 6 Commission.
“He lit the flame for what happened. We’ve seen that not just in the speech on the ellipse but throughout. What this committee needs to understand is exactly what the details were of the planning and the financing. But for anybody to be suggesting that somehow he wasn’t responsible, I think it’s shameful,” Cheney added.
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“And when it comes to Liz Cheney, she is a Pelosi Republican, a Pelosi pawn at this point. She does not represent the Republican conference, or Republican voters, or the American people,” Stefanik said in response to Cheney’s comments.
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“Republicans are focused on the facts. We are not focused on protecting the speaker of the House, who is a lame-duck speaker. We want truth, accountability and we want to make sure that the U.S. Capitol is secure as the people’s house and that the violence on January 6 never happens again,” she added.