Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney urged the Republican party to condemn white supremacy and those responsible for the riot on Jan. 6, at the U.S. Capitol building.
According to a report from the New York Times, Cheney spoke out against the riots during a virtual foreign policy event hosted by the Reagan Institute on Tuesday evening.
“It’s very important, especially for us as Republicans, to make clear that we aren’t the party of white supremacy,” she said.
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“You saw the symbols of Holocaust denial, for example, at the Capitol that day; you saw the Confederate flag being carried through the rotunda, and I think we as Republicans in particular, have a duty and an obligation to stand against that, to stand against insurrection,” the Times reported her saying.
Cheney has faced significant blowback in Wyoming and by members of the GOP after voting to impeach former President Donald Trump for inciting the mob that attacked the Capitol.
The Times said Cheney also criticized media outlets that amplified false reports that the election was “stolen,” saying they contributed to “a very dangerous set of circumstances.”
Video of the virtual meeting can be seen here: