Cheney, who was dismissed as the party’s House conference chair, went on to say that continuing to support those who question the 2020 election results and the democratic process could lead to more incidents such as the January 6 attacks.
“I think there is no doubt” that something like January 6 could happen again, Cheney said.
“I mean, you know, we’ve seen the consequences now. We’ve – we’ve seen how far the President – President Trump was prepared to go. We saw not only his provocation of the attack, but his refusal to send help when needed, his refusal to immediately say, “Stop”. And that in itself, in my opinion, was a very clear violation of his oath and duty. ”
Cheney was removed from his post for his willingness to publicly reject Trump’s theories of a rigged election. In the ABC interview, she said she agreed with Illinois Rep. Adam Kinzinger, another Republican caucus maverick, that few House GOP members really believe the theories. of Trump’s baseless conspiracy.
Cheney also said that Trump’s conspiracy strengthens enemies of democracy abroad.
“To provoke that kind of questioning about our process, frankly, it’s the same kind of thing the Chinese Communist Party says about democracy: that it’s a failing system, that America is a nation in bankruptcy. ” she said.