Former U.S. Representative Liz Cheney is publishing a scathing new book that criticizes her former Republican colleagues for their support of former President Donald Trump.
In the book, “Oath and Honor,” Cheney describes Trump as “the most dangerous man ever to inhabit the Oval Office” and accuses her former colleagues of “violating their oath to the Constitution out of political expediency and loyalty to Donald Trump.”
Cheney also writes about the Republican Party’s “cowardice” in the face of Trump’s divisive rhetoric and his attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 election.
She argues that the GOP is now “a party of conspiracy theories and lies” and that it must reform itself if it wants to be taken seriously in the future.
Throughout “Oath and Honor,” Cheney describes how she saw her Republican colleagues go from condemning Trump to falling back in line and supporting his claims of election fraud.
Cheney reveals for the first time that McCarthy told her just two days after Election Day that he had talked to Trump and that Trump acknowledged he had lost the 2020 election.
“He knows it’s over,” McCarthy said, according to the book. “He needs to go through all the stages of grief.” Cheney writes that she thought to herself, those stages of grief “seemed to involve tweeting in all caps.”
When the California Republican went on Fox News that same day and said, “President Trump won this election,” Cheney writes, “McCarthy knew that what he was saying was not true.”
Cheney’s book is sure to be a controversial read, and it is likely to reignite the debate about the future of the Republican Party.