The New York Times published an article last week suggesting that former President Donald Trump may soon announce his 2024 White House bid. However, it seems some in Congress want to see him campaign from jail cell.
According to Breitbart, Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney recently refused to rule out the possibility that Trump will face criminal charges stemming from the events of January 6.
Cheney: Trump could face “more than one” criminal referral
Her remarks came during a Sunday interview with ABC’s “This Week” host Jon Karl, who asked whether evidence compiled by the House January 6 committee indicates that Trump should be prosecuted.
“Ultimately, the Justice Department will decide that. I think we may well, as a committee, have a view on that,” Cheney said in response.
“And if you just think about it from the perspective of what kind of man knows that the mob is armed and sends the mob to attack the Capitol and further incites that mob when his own vice president is under threat, when the Congress is under threat?”
Cheney called the prospect “very chilling” and added, “I think certainly we will, you know, continue to present to the American people what we found.”
“The Justice Department doesn’t have to wait for the committee to make a criminal referral. And there could be more than one criminal referral,” the anti-Trump Republican stated.
Poll shows Trump beating Biden in a hypothetical rematch
That led Karl to ask if Cheney was “worried about what that means for the country, to see a former president prosecuted, a likely candidate who may in fact be running for president against Biden, it would be Biden’s Justice Department that would be prosecuting?”
“I have greater concern about what it would mean if people weren’t held accountable for what’s happened here,” she answered.
“I think it’s a much graver constitutional threat if a president can engage in these kinds of activities and, you know, the majority of the president’s party looks away or we as a country decide, you know, we’re not actually going to take our constitutional obligations seriously,” Cheney concluded.
Interestingly, recent polling data implies that a large number of American voters remain unmoved by Cheney’s reasoning.
The Hill reported that an Emerson poll put out last week found that Trump has a five-point lead over President Joe Biden in a hypothetical rematch.