We’ll see how long the media spotlight stays on her….
“I think it’s dangerous,” Cheney said in an interview with Jonathan Karl on ABC News’s “This Week” Sunday. “I think that we have to recognize how quickly things can unravel. We have to recognize what it means for the nation to have a former president who has not conceded, and who continues to suggest that our electoral system cannot function, cannot do the will of the people.”
Cheney was ousted Wednesday from her position as House conference chair after persistently criticizing Trump. Her GOP colleagues on Friday voted to replace her with Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.), who has a more moderate voting record but who has been willing to indulge Trump’s baseless claims that the election was stolen — dubbed by Cheney and others as “the big lie.”…
Cheney said she was supportive of the agreement House Republicans and Democrats had made on a bipartisan, 9/11-style commission to investigate the Jan. 6 attack, noting that she was glad Democrats had rejected suggestions from House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) that the commission’s focus be diluted.
Cheney also further broke with McCarthy by saying she “wouldn’t be surprised” if he were subpoenaed as part of the Jan. 6 commission’s probe into the events surrounding the storming of the Capitol that day. McCarthy, who spoke to Trump on the phone as the insurrection was taking place, reportedly told colleagues about private conversations that he had with Trump during the day. But McCarthy has since publicly backed off his prior criticism of Trump’s handling of the riot.
“He absolutely should,” Cheney told Karl, when asked whether McCarthy should be willing to testify before the commission. “And I wouldn’t be surprised if he were subpoenaed. I think that he very clearly … said publicly that he’s got information about the president’s state of mind that day.”
The House is scheduled to vote on the commission next week….