By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily
Despite political divisions seen in the wake of last week’s storming of the U.S. Capitol, members of Congress need to work together to ensure a peaceful transition of power, U.S. Sen. Cynthia Lummis said Thursday.
During an interview with Glenn Woods on “Wake Up Wyoming” Thursday morning, Lummis spoke about her colleague, U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney, and the fact they differ on whether President Donald Trump should be indicted. She said the more important issue is getting members of Congress working together.
“I take a different viewpoint from [Cheney] a bit,” Lummis said. “I think the better thing is to have a smooth transition of power on Jan. 20. We can try to begin to heal-up, tone down the rhetoric and get people to speak to each other again. Be calm with each other again.”
She added that agitation and hyperbole have gotten people emotional, but that those negative feelings need to be toned down and people should begin talking to each other “in a very civil and kind manner.”
When discussing her post-inauguration plans, Lummis said that she planned to focus on election fraud, natural resources and Bitcoin during her Senate term.
“We used to say that the House plays rugby and the Senate plays golf,” the senator joked. “My concern over the last election is that I spoke to people whose votes literally didn’t count. They showed up to the polls in some states only to be told that they couldn’t vote because they voted by mail when they hadn’t. I’m not saying that the election was stolen. But some people’s votes were stolen.”