BREAKING: Liz Cheney Takes Nasty Pot Shot At GOP

(CBrief) – Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney continues to exude bitterness and resentment, much of it at her own Republican Party, in the wake of her primary defeat in August at the hands of now-Rep.-elect Harriet Hageman, whose campaign was backed by former President Donald Trump.

Cheney took a swipe at the GOP in the final report issued by the Jan. 6 Committee, which she co-chaired at the behest of outgoing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), in what many in her party will likely take as a personal sleight.

According to CNN, Cheney wrote in the report that she “had hoped for more” from members of her party who continued to support Trump in the riot’s aftermath. And while the criticism may seem mild to some, it’s likely many Republicans will view it as a parting shot at them and Trump from an outgoing lawmaker bitter about her massive primary defeat.

Cheney’s pot shot at the GOP comes on the heels of complaints from current and former staffers of the Jan. 6 panel who complained to the Washington Post that she focused entirely too much on Trump at the expense of other details that they felt were more important.

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According to the Post, at least 15 current and former staffers for the committee said they believed that Cheney was working behind the scenes to ensure that the final report focuses primarily on former President Donald Trump at the expense of other important information.

However, the paper said that Cheney’s office has pushed back on the allegation, saying that the information that she is cutting out was replete with “liberal bias.”

The Post cited one former staffer for the committee who claimed that Cheney’s changes to the report were mostly done for political effect. Other staffers said that her overt focus on the former president, who recently declared that he is running again in 2024 for the GOP presidential nomination, comes at the cost of other vital committee research regarding militia organizations, financing, and law enforcement.

“We all came from prestigious jobs, dropping what we were doing because we were told this would be an important fact-finding investigation that would inform the public,” a former staffer told the outlet. “But when [the committee] became a Cheney 2024 campaign, many of us became discouraged.”

Jeremy Adler, a spokesman for Cheney, said his boss was merely attempting to protect the integrity of the panel’s work by eliminating “liberal bias” and narratives that otherwise tainted the investigative work done by the committee as well as a draft report.

“Donald Trump is the first president in American history to attempt to overturn an election and prevent the peaceful transfer of power,” Adler charged in a statement to the Post. “So, damn right, Liz is ‘prioritizing’ understanding what he did and how he did it and ensuring it never happens again.”

As for Cheney, during a recent interview on CNN, she did not rule out running for president in 2024. Toward the end of the conversation, host Jake Tapper asked her if she would consider running for president in order to stop Trump from regaining the position.

“At this point, I have not made a decision about 2024. I am really very focused on the substance of what we have to do on the select committee, very focused on the work that I have to do to represent the people of Wyoming, and I’ll make a decision about 2024 down the road,” Cheney said.

While speaking at a recent Texas Tribune festival, the outgoing lawmaker threatened to leave the Republican Party if Trump is the 2024 nominee.

“I’m going to make sure Donald Trump, I’m going to do everything I can to make sure he is not the nominee. And if he is the nominee, I won’t be a Republican,” she said.

She also gave an interesting answer when asked if she would run for president in 2024.

“It’s not about me or making a decision about what I’m going to do,” she said. “I certainly will do whatever it takes to make sure Donald Trump isn’t anywhere close to the Oval Office.”

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