The House Congressional panel looking into last year’s riots by Republican supporters instigated by Trump has hinted that it could make numerous referrals to the Department of Justice (DOJ). Vice-chair of the Committee, Liz Cheney, in an interview, implied that they would seek criminal charges to be brought against the disgraced former president.
Cheney also said that the department would not have to pause for the Select Committee before formally making a recommendation of criminal charges to move against Trump. Liz Cheney also said that it was for the DOJ to decide whether the hearings by the January 6 Committee have positively demonstrated that the former president should be prosecuted.
Liz Cheney is one of the two GOP members on the panel. She said that the committee would decide as one about making a formal recommendation to the DOJ recommending criminal charges against Donald Trump.
But the Department would not have to wait for the committee to make a criminal referral and there is the possibility that there would be numerous recommendations, said Liz Cheney.
Liz Cheney Has Been Consistently Critical Of Trump’s Conduct
No other former or sitting American President had to suffer the ignominy of having to face criminal charges. When asked about the implication if a Justice Department under a Democratic President brought charges against a former Republican president, Liz Cheney said that she was more concerned if people were not answerable for their actions.
Liz had earlier been critical of Trump’s actions and conduct and following the Capitol riots on January 6, 2020, she had come down heavily on her party leader for his failure to ensure a smooth transition of power. She had also censured him for his incendiary speech which triggered the riots and his multiple attempts to convince the vice-president and other party leaders to support him in his criminal conduct.