Liz Cheney Puts Spotlight on Old Stefanik Statement

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( – Former Representative Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) reposted a statement from Rep. Elise Stefanik’s (R-N.Y.) which had been posted after Jan. 6. After Cheney posted it, it was reportedly deleted.

Cheney shared in a post on X, formerly known as Twitter, the statement which Stefanik previously had on her webpage. However, the webpage no longer appears to be available and an “ERROR” message is displayed in place of the statement. 

On Saturday, January 27, Cheney responded, saying that she was informed about Stefanik taking down the statement she had made about Jan. 6, where she had called for those responsible for the Capitol attack to be prosecuted to the “fullest extent” possible. Cheney shared a screenshot of the statement so that people could still see it with the tag #nomorecrackpots.

At the time, Stefanik called the violence “anti-American” and referred to the incident at the Capitol as “tragic.” She also fully condemned the violence and destruction that had taken place and noted that while the Constitution grants Americans the right to freedom of speech and protest, violence in any form was completely unacceptable and those responsible needed to be prosecuted under U.S. law. 

However, The Hill reports that since that statement, Stefanik has altered the way she speaks about the Capitol rioters. During an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press” in early January, she said that she was concerned about how the “Jan. 6 hostages” had been treated. 

Cheney, who was one of the House Representatives handling the Capitol attack investigation, referred to Stefanik as a “total crackpot” early last week. She has also been one of the most vocal critics of former President Donald Trump. 

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