GOP Representative Liz Cheney has said party man Kevin McCarthy has failed to uphold democracy domestically. Cheney said that Minority Leader of the House, McCarthy had put his political ambitions ahead and had miserably failed to preserve democracy at home by backing Trump’s attempt to overturn the 2020 election results.
Liz Cheney is the vice-chairperson of the panel that is looking into the Capital riots. She said in a talk with CNN that Kevin McCarthy had put personal political gains ahead of the constitution of the US.
Liz Cheney was replying to recent statements McCarthy made as he led a delegation of bipartisan representatives to Europe in a show of solidarity for democracy in Ukraine.
McCarthy said that the world was watching the horror as it unfolded in Ukraine and spoke of the outrageous being committed. He spoke of the valor of the citizens of Ukraine.
When Liz Cheney was asked if she saw a disconnect between what McCarthy stated in Poland and his domestic politics, McCarthy has failed as a leader domestically. She said that democracy was fragile, both inside and around the world, and it was the duty of everyone who was in power to defend it.
Liz Cheney Attacked McCarthy’s Hypocrisy In Speaking Of Democracy
McCarthy had revealed his double standards by refusing to assist the committee investigating Trump’s involvement in the January 6 riots by directly instigating the insurgents.
McCarthy had initially blamed Trump for the violence and deaths during a speech on the floor of the House immediately after the riots. But he later backed Trump and his followers in the attempts to overthrow a democratically elected government.
McCarthy had also opposed Representative Adam Kinzinger and Liz Cheney after the National Committee of the party voted to go ahead with the censure.
The two were among the few Republicans who have supported moves to impeach Trump. McCarthy has also backed Harriet Hageman, an extreme right-wing candidate who is running in the Republican primary against Liz Cheney.