Wyoming Republican Rep. Liz Cheney is joining Democrats to introduce a bill regarding election reform.
The bill is expected to be introduced next week in an effort that would limit challenges by electors and the role of the vice president.
Cheney to Introduce Election Reform Legislation With Democrats https://t.co/Z0qd6E0JV5
— Dolly_World (@dolly_note) September 18, 2022
“The Select Committee has been considering legislative recommendations based on its findings concerning the January 6 attack and will share those soon,” Cheney and California Democratic Rep. Zoe Lofgren said on Thursday in a statement.
“These will include a bipartisan approach to the Electoral Count Act,” the statement added.
An Election reform bill introduced by Liz Cheney and Zoe Lofgren may get a vote by the House as early as next week!
The bill responds to Trump’s challenge of the 2020 election that led to the violent Insurrection at the Capitol!#DemVoice1#Dems4USA https://t.co/touwjheAmY
— Brenda💙46 – Build Back Better 🚗🚕🚙 (@kinley_brenda) September 18, 2022
The two lawmakers also shared their concerns in an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal over the weekend.
“The committee will have more to say in the months to come about the full extent of Mr. Trump’s plans to overturn the 2020 election, but we also have an obligation to recommend legislation to make sure such an attack never happens again,” they wrote.
“Evidence from Republican officials in Mr. Trump’s own campaign, his administration’s Justice Department and his White House, and evidence from Republicans throughout the states at issue, has shown conclusively that his allegations of widespread fraud in the 2020 election were false,” they added.
CHENEY & LOFGREN write an op-ed on their Electoral Count Act reform bill
• Clarify/limit VP’s role
• Require 1/3rd to object to electors
• Governors must send “lawful” election results to Congress
• Bar states from changing rules after an electionhttps://t.co/lDfe0CEKFH
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) September 19, 2022
Cheney lost her state’s primary in August and will be out of Congress after this term.
The bold push to end her time in the House will push for one last attack against the former president.