Rep. Liz Cheney urged her fellow Republican colleagues to rebuke former President Trump's election lies during her opening statement at the Jan. 6 select committee's meeting to vote to hold Steve Bannon in criminal contempt.
"Almost every one of my colleagues knows, in your hearts, that what happened on Jan. 6 was profoundly wrong," Cheney said.
She then highlighted how there is no evidence of widespread election fraud and the dangers of continuing to spread the "Big Lie" and how doing so is "a prescription for national self destruction."
"You all know that there is no evidence of widespread election fraud sufficient to changed the results of the election. You all know that the Dominion voting machines were not corrupted by a foreign power. You know these claims are false. Yet, former President Trump repeats them almost daily. He is now urged Republicans not to vote in 2022 and 2024. This is a prescription for national self destruction. I ask my colleagues, please consider the fundamental questions of right and wrong here. The American people must know what happened, they must know the truth, all of us who are elected officials must do our duty to prevent the dismantling of the rule of law, and to ensure that nothing like that dark day in January ever happens again," Cheney said.