(FeaturedNews.com) – On Sunday, during an appearance on CBS News’s “Face the Nation,” former Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) stated that the threats of violence experienced by many Republican lawmakers regarding the Speaker vote have been “driven” by former President Doanld Trump and his supporters.
When Cheney was asked about the threats that had come out against some lawmakers which were connected to the chaos in the House, the former Representative argued that these were completely driven by Trump himself and his supporters. She added that they had previously been encouraged to take steps that led to the political violence on Jan. 6, 2021.
Cheney added that she had been told and that one lawmaker who was a supporter of Rep. Jim Jordan for the position, had said that Jordan had said that Ohio Republicans were not at fault for the threats and that those at fault were those who had voted against him. She argued that this “acceptance of violence” was completely unacceptable both in the United States and within the Republican party.
In the days prior to the Speaker vote, there were rumors of Jordan’s allies attempting to enforce a pressure campaign in order for Jordan to get the necessary votes. Last week, a handful of Representatives stated they received death threats after not supporting Jordan in the vote. Jordan then dropped out of the race not long after.
Last Thursday, Rep. Ken Buck (R-Colo.) revealed that his office had received many phone calls and four death threats after he voted for House Majority Whip Tom Emmer (R-Minn.) on the first two ballots.
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