Rep. Liz Cheney blasts Dems, accusing them of aiding Russia
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) has blasted Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee, accusing them of “undermining our democracy and helping Vladimir Putin.”
The Wyoming Republican lawmaker cited the Mueller report stating that Russians have been found to have attempted to meddle in US elections.
Cheney went on to explain that Dems on the committee are “doing exactly what Vladimir Putin would do if he could.”
“What the Democrats on the Judiciary Committee are doing is undermining our democracy and helping Vladimir Putin.” Congresswoman Liz Cheney (R-Wyoming). pic.twitter.com/yjzE1xbwn3
— Official Trump War Room (@TrumpWarRoom) May 9, 2019
Cheney’s remarks were triggered by the House Judiciary Committee’s decision to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress.
When Democratic members of the committee insisted their staffers should also participate in the hearings and ask questions, Barr refused to appear.
Throughout the investigation of former Special Counsel Robert Mueller, Dems have continued to insist that the Trump campaign colluded with the Russians to steal that election.
The Mueller Report, which was written by 18 Angry Democrats who also happen to be Trump Haters (and Clinton Supporters), should have focused on the people who SPIED on my 2016 Campaign, and others who fabricated the whole Russia Hoax. That is, never forget, the crime…..
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 15, 2019
New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez actually speculated the president could be a “Russian agent.”
The allegation was something Barr recalled during his testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee, saying Trump was “falsely accused” of treason.
But the Mueller report found no evidence of any collusion on the part of the president or his campaign team.
Cheney referred to that report Wednesday.
“If you look at what we know and what we know from the Mueller report and other places, it’s absolutely clear the Russians have attempted — a number of them were indicted for attempting to influence, to undermine our democratic processes,” Cheney explained.
“And the Democrats on the Judiciary Committee are doing exactly what Vladimir Putin would do if he could.”
When the Democrats took control of the House after the 2018 midterm elections, Cheney urged her Republican colleagues to “fight hard” to resist socialist policies.