By Jimmy Orr, Cowboy State Daily
Former President Trump is not in a happy place this Independence Day. At least when it comes to his top nemesis, Wyoming Congresswoman Liz Cheney.
Trump, who is still banned from Twitter, lashed out at Cheney on his own social media platform, Truth Social, to display his angst after she said that the Jan. 6 committee investigating the Capitol riots could refer him to the Justice Department for prosecution.
“Warmongering and despicable human being Liz Cheney, who is hated by the great people of Wyoming (down 35!), keeps saying, over and over that HER Fake Unselect Committee may recommend CRIMINAL CHARGES against a President of the United States who got more votes than any sitting President in history,” Trump said.
The president was referring to Cheney’s comments on ABC’s “This Week,” where she said the president could still face prosecution over the riots on January 6.
“We may well, as a committee, have a view on that, and if you just think about it from the perspective of: what kind of man knows that a mob is armed and sends the mob to attack the Capitol and further incites that mob when his own vice president is under threat, when the Congress is under threat?” Cheney said.
”It’s very chilling, and I think certainly we will continue to present to the American people what we found,” she said.
When asked if Cheney thought a criminal referral was possible, she said, “Yes.”
ABC Host Jonathan Karl asked if the ramifications of the public seeing a former president being prosecuted was worth it.
“Are you worried about what that means for the country, to [see] a former president prosecuted? A former president who was a likely candidate; who may in fact be running for president against Biden?” Karl asked.
“I think it’s a much graver constitutional threat if a president can engage in these kinds of activities, and the majority of the president’s party looks away — or we as a country decide we’re not actually going to take our constitutional obligations seriously,” Cheney said. “I think that’s a much, a much more serious threat.”
Trump said Cheney should focus her efforts on other places.
“Why doesn’t she press charges instead against those that cheated on the Election, or those that didn’t properly protect the Capitol?” he said.