“When you listen to Donald Trump talk now, when you hear the language he’s using now, it is essentially the same things that the Chinese Communist Party, for example, says about the United States and our democracy,” Cheney said during an episode of “The Axe Files” podcast released on Monday.
She added, “When he says that our system doesn’t work … when he suggests that it’s, you know, incapable of conveying the will of the people, you know, that somehow it’s failed, those are the same things that the Chinese government says about us. It’s very dangerous and damaging and it’s not true.”
During her appearance on the podcast, Cheney also revealed what several Republicans told her about voting to impeach Trump.
“I have had a number of members say to me, we would have voted to impeach, but we were concerned about our security,” Cheney said.
She continued, “I think that in some ways people have sort of glossed over that, but I think that’s a very important point to pause and contemplate, that you have members of the United States House of Representatives for whom, you know, security, their personal security or their family security, their concerns about that affected the way that they felt they could vote. That’s a really significant thing to say about the current state of our politics.”
Additionally, Cheney took a swipe at House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) for visiting Trump at Mar-a-Lago.
“As I said, I think what Donald Trump did is the most dangerous thing, the most egregious violation of an oath of office of any president in our history,” Cheney explained.
She went on, “And so the idea that a few weeks after he did that, the leader of the Republicans in the House would be at Mar-a-Lago, essentially, you know, pleading with him to to somehow come back into the fold, or whatever it was he was doing, to me was inexcusable.”
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