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Liz Cheney to Bret Baier: FOX News Has "A Particular Obligation" To Make Sure People Know Election Wasn't Stolen


Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) told FOX News host Bret Baier that the network has a "particular obligation" to make people "know the election wasn't stolen." In an interview on Thursday, Cheney discussed her recent ousting as former House GOP conference chair, whether she plans to run for President of the United States and her thoughts on the future of the Republican Party.

BAIER:  So, if you look at the numbers in Wyoming, 70 percent of Wyoming voted for President Trump. Actually, more people voted for President Trump than voted for you. A higher percentage voted for President Trump.
Now you are saying you are dedicating your life to opposing him. So, why -- we will put up those numbers. Why should Wyoming voters, say, reelect you, when you are spending so much energy opposing him, so little opposing Biden?
CHENEY:  Well, you are wrong.
BAIER:  No, no, I mean, these are the numbers.
CHENEY:  No, no, no, I'm not disputing the numbers, but I'm disputing your characterization of what I'm doing.
I think it's really important for us to be as strong as possible in defeating the Biden policies. We cannot do that if we enable a lie. We cannot do that if we fail to learn the lessons from the 2020 election.
And the people of Wyoming believe deeply in the Constitution. The people of Wyoming know that we must use the Constitution as our shield, that we must defend the Constitution.
And so, when you look at the challenge that the former president is presenting right now still today, claiming that the election was stolen, claiming that our electoral process does not accurately reflect the will of the person, no remorse or regret for January 6, continuing to use the language that we know inspired violence in the past--
BAIER:  Right. And you have said that. And you have -- and, listen--
CHENEY:  And -- but I continue to say it, though, Bret.
But, Bret, I continue to say it because it--
BAIER:  And you should, because you believe in principle. I get it.
CHENEY:  But, no -- but it's because it's -- but, Bret--
BAIER:  But for the people of Wyoming who are electing a congressperson--
CHENEY:  Right.
BAIER:  -- to fight for them and to fight against the Biden agenda, why wouldn't they say, is this the person that's going to get it done?
CHENEY:  Because, well--
BAIER:  That's what your colleagues are asking.
CHENEY:  I'm going to answer the question.
We all have an obligation, and I would say FOX News especially, especially FOX News, has a particular obligation to make sure people know the election wasn't stolen.
BAIER:  And we have said that numerous times.
CHENEY:  FOX News -- FOX News -- Bret, I'm going to answer your question.
FOX News needs to make sure that the American people -- they need to make sure that the American people--
BAIER:  No, but if you are mentioning FOX News, you have to know that this show has said that numerous times.
CHENEY:  Bret, you are doing the interview. I'm answering the questions.
BAIER:  Congresswoman--
CHENEY:  We need to make sure that the American people recognize and understand that the election wasn't stolen, that we shouldn't perpetuate the big lie, and that there is real danger.
I have worked in countries around the world where we don't have peaceful transitions of power. And all of us who are elected officials have got to make sure that we obey and abide by the oath that we swore to the Constitution.
BAIER:  I understand.
CHENEY:  And the peaceful transition of power is key to that.
Now, if you want to -- if you are asking me about my constituents, my constituents believe firmly in the rule of law. They believe firmly in the Constitution. They know that we do not swear allegiance to any individual, and that it's crucially important if we--
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