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Cheney on anniversary of Jan. 6 insurrection: Anyone denying the truth ‘ought to be ashamed of themselves’

Trump supporters at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. (Shutterstock)

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming’s U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney said on Thursday, the anniversary of the January 6, 2021 insurrection involving the storming of the U.S. Capitol by supporters of former President Donald Trump, that “[a]nyone who denies the truth of what happened … ought to be ashamed of themselves.”

“We know what happened,” Cheney said in a Twitter post on Thursday. “History is watching and history will judge them.”

Cheney is serving as the vice chair of the House select committee investigating the January 6 attacks on the U.S. Capitol. She and her father, former Vice President Dick Cheney, were on Capitol Hill on Thursday and observed a moment of silence on the anniversary of the attacks on the floor of the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives, according to ABC News.

Cheney has repeatedly criticized Trump in the aftermath of the insurrection and said via Twitter on Thursday that Trump “continues to make the same false claims that he knows caused violence.”

“The Republican Party must reject his lies,” Cheney said in the Twitter post.

Cheney also said she thinks that the select committee investigating the January 6 insurrection should continue.

“The @January6thCmte is unearthing new information in every aspect of our investigation and we will continue to do so,” Cheney said. “We are determined to ensure we understand the entire effort to overthrow the election and overturn the rule of law.”

In a separate post, Cheney added: “We all have a duty to ensure that the former President cannot subvert a U.S. election or subvert our democracy. We have a responsibility to uphold the Constitution and defend the rule of law.”