Representative Liz Cheney (R-Wyo) wants the Department of Justice to sue former President Donald Trump if it finds evidence of his involvement in the January 6 attack.
Cheney, deputy chair of the House Select Committee on Jan. 6, is considering whether a potential trial could add to Trump’s political clout with supporters.
The question for us is: Are we a nation of laws? Are we a country where no one is above the law? What do the facts and evidence show? And Cheney told CNN’s Cassie Hunt on Thursday. “And certainly, I was very clear, I think he is guilty of the most serious dereliction of duty of any president in the history of our nation.”
Cheney also referred to a California federal district judge who said that Trump, along with his former attorney John Eastman, Effort-related crimes were most likely committed To cancel the 2020 elections, she said the Jan. 6 commission would present its opinion on criminal referrals to the Justice Department, but added that any prosecution ultimately rests with the Justice Department.
“They understood what it meant to have facts and evidence, and decided not to prosecute: So how do we call ourselves a nation of laws? I think that’s a very dangerous balance,” Cheney said.
Watch an excerpt from the interview below:
Trump’s lawyers have reportedly been in touch with the Justice Department and have been told that indictments are “possible,” Sources told CNN.
Cheney, who is running for re-election against a Trump-backed challenger, gave an interview to CNN on the same day her father, former Vice President Dick Cheney, called Trump a “coward” in an advertisement for her re-election campaign.