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GOP Group Uses Liz Cheney's Words Slamming Trump for Capitol Riots in Chilling New Ad

GOP Group Uses Liz Cheney's Words Slamming Trump for Capitol Riots in Chilling New Ad
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Calamity enveloped the United States Capitol on January 6 after former President Donald Trump's lies about the 2020 election sparked a deadly failed insurrection.

In the immediate aftermath, practically all Republican lawmakers condemned the violence on display that day, and a few even noted the role then-President Trump's actions played in inciting it.

Since then, these same Republicans have downplayed Trump's role in the riots, as well as the violence itself.

One of the few Republicans who maintain that Trump was responsible for the riots is Congresswoman Liz Cheney (R-WY), who also serves as the House Republican Conference chair.

In a brutal statement delivered in the days after the riots, Congresswoman Cheney announced that she'd vote to impeach Trump for inciting an insurrection, one of only 10 House Republicans to vote in favor of the measure.

Cheney has faced severe political consequences for her position. She's been censured by her state's Republican party and now seems likely to lose her leadership role as Conference chair, with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) announcing his support for that measure this week.

In a chilling new ad, the Republican Accountability Project—an anti-Trump political action committee formed by Republicans—is using Cheney's words to convey the horrors of January 6.

Watch below.

The ad features Cheney recounting her experience at the Capitol that day and further pointing out Trumps' role in inciting the riots:

"We've never seen that kind of assault by a President of the United States on another branch of government, and this is not something we can simply look past or pretend didn't happen or move on."

Another sound byte seems like a prescient warning against the actions of the Republican party today:

"All of us, regardless of partisanship, all of us have an obligation to the peaceful transition of power and a duty to the Constitution. The oath that I took doesn't bend to political pressure."

The ad made waves on social media.

Trump's conspiracy theory that the election was "stolen" by Democrats has come to be known as "The Big Lie"—and Republicans seem eager to embrace it.

Cheney's leadership position is expected to be replaced by pro-Trump Congresswoman Elise Stefanik of New York.