At a Harvard Institute of Politics conference on Tuesday night, Rep Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) announced that a subpoena will be sent to ex-President Donald J. Trump “shortly” by the House January 6 Select Committee.
The committee had its last public hearing on Jan. 6 and unanimously resolved to subpoena Trump for papers and statements under oath at Thursday’s meeting.
Liz Cheney Is Sure Of The Trump Subpoena
Cheney has said that she is proceeding on the basis that Trump would “fulfill his legal responsibility and obey the subpoena.”
The future of the Republican Party and the need for the United States to aid Ukraine in its defense against Russia’s invasion were also discussed at the event hosted by former Wyoming Governor Matthew H. Mead and Hannah A. Bottarel ’24.
Cheney has said that “not about policy issues,” but rather morals, are at the root of the present tensions within the Republican Party.
Liz Cheney cautioned voters not to give Trump a second term in office in the upcoming 2024 presidential election, which is a little over two years away.
Liz Cheney used the assault on the U.S. Capitol on January 6 as an example of how individuals may play an important role in defending democracy.
That our institutions do not protect themselves is something I hope the panel has been able to emphasize, she added. If influential individuals did not speak out on January 6, the situation would have been even direr.
While Russia started an all-out invasion of Ukraine in February, Cheney argued that the United States should keep aiding the Ukrainian government in its battle against the attack. She was also critical of House Minority Leader Kevin O. McCarthy for comments he made to Punchbowl News indicating that the Republican-controlled House of Representatives may not accept American help for Ukraine.