Has Cheney gone too far?
In an excerpt of an interview with CBS’ Robert Costa that was released on Friday (June 3), Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) stated that “there is absolutely a cult of personality around Donald Trump.”
Cheney, who is Vice-Chair of the Jan. 6 Committee and only one of two Republicans on the panel, expressed frustration with fellow Republicans.
“We have too many people now in the Republican Party who are not taking their responsibilities seriously and who have pledged their allegiance and loyalty to Donald Trump. I mean it is fundamentally antithetical — it is contrary to everything conservatives believe to embrace a personality cult,” Cheney stated.
Costa then questioned Cheney about whether the Republican Party has become a personality cult, to which Cheney replied, “I think that large segments of it have certainly become that.”
The Wyoming Republican continued, elaborating that the cult of personality centered around Trump “I think there is absolutely a cult of personality around Donald Trump.”
Cheney, who has earned Trump’s ire after voting to impeach him after the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, is facing a tough reelection bid, having to contend with Trump-backed attorney Harriet Hageman.
Besides sharing her disdain for Trump, the Wyoming Republican has also been unafraid to criticize House Republican leadership, arguing last month after the mass shooting Buffalo, New York, that “the House GOP leadership has enabled white nationalism, white supremacy, and anti-semitism.”