Trump says Cheney, Kinzinger ‘were far worse than any Democrat that ever lived’

Former President Trump on Monday attacked former Reps. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) and Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) in an interview, labeling them as “far worse” than all Democrats.

In his interview with Lou Dobbs that aired Monday, Trump repeated the false claim that the Jan. 6 committee deleted all of its evidence and railed against the committee, its members and the hearings.

“They’ve taken that hearing, which was a total sham, with all Democrats and two Republicans that were far worse than any Democrat that ever lived,” Trump said, referring to Cheney and Kinzinger. “Two very sick Republicans.”

Cheney and Kinzinger – two Republicans who represent the resistance to Trump’s grip on the party – have been frequent targets of the former president.

They were part of the House select committee investigating the attack on the Capitol, which referred to the DOJ four criminal charges against Trump related to the attack on the capitol and his refusal to accept his defeat in the 2020 election.

Their conclusions and evidence they gathered throughout the lengthy investigation is all available to the public.

Trump, in the interview, then took aim at Cheney, who lost her primary reelection bid in 2022 after she frequently shot down claims of a stolen election and talked at length about the threat she thought Trump posed to democracy.

“I mean, Liz Cheney’s a sick person. I was responsible for her defeat in her state where she couldn’t be beaten and by the time we finished she got the lowest vote in the history of politics,” Trump said.