Republican Rep. Liz Cheney suggested Sunday that former President Donald Trump's tweets chastising Mike Pence during the January 6 riot ty the Capitol complex was, potentially, "a premeditated effort to provoke violence" during an appearance on "Fox News Sunday."
"I think people all across Wyoming understand and recognize that our duty is to the Constitution," she said in response to being formally censured by the Wyoming Republican Party on February 6 over her vote to impeach the former president a second time. "The oath that I took to the Constitution compelled me to vote for impeachment and it doesn't bend to partisanship, it doesn't bend to political pressure. It's the most important oath that we take and so I will stand by that and I will continue to fight for all of the issues that matter so much to us all across Wyoming."
"Mike Pence didn't have the courage to do what should have been done to protect our Country and our Constitution, giving states a chance to certify a corrected set of facts, not the fraudulent or inaccurate ones which they were asked to previously certify," Trump wrote on Twitter that morning.
"There is a massive criminal investigation underway," Cheney said. "There will be a massive criminal investigation of everything that happened on January 6, and in the days before. People will want to know exactly what the president was doing. They will want to know, for example, whether the tweet that he sent out, calling Vice President Pence a 'coward' while the attack was underway...whether that tweet, for example, was a premeditated effort to provoke violence. There are a lot of questions that have to be answered."