Washington – House GOP Conference Chair and Congresswoman Liz Cheney (R-WY) joined ABC’s “This Week” earlier this morning and called out Speaker Nancy Pelosi for “losing her grip on the leadership of her conference,” while also highlighting the partisan nature of the investigation against President Trump and questioning the role of the FBI in orchestrating it:
See a transcript of the exchange below, and watch the full interview with ABC’s Martha Raddatz here.
MARTHA RADDATZ: Pete Buttigieg is calling what he witnessed in Washington this week between President Trump and Nancy Pelosi a “horror show.” What’s your reaction to this back and forth?
CONFERENCE CHAIR CHENEY: You know what I see every day – I”m obviously in the House Of Representatives and what I see every day is a Speaker Of The House who is increasingly losing her grip on the leadership of her conference. I think you’ve seen her being increasingly strident, you’re seeing her lashing out and you’re looking at the Democrats who had put all their eggs in the basket of the Mueller Report hoping that it would provide them evidence they needed to move to impeachment. It didn’t. So now what they’re doing is basically taking all the oxygen out of the room, refusing to do any of the things we were elected to do, and instead continuing these attacks and partisan investigations, partisan issuance subpoenas.
RADDATZ: And the President attacks back. Is that the right thing to do? Retweeting these videos.
CHAIR CHENEY: I think what is really crucially important to remember here is that you had Strozk and Page who were in charge of launching this investigation, and they were saying things like we must stop this President. We need an insurance policy against this President. That, in my view, when you have people that are in the highest echelons of the law enforcement of this nation saying things like that, that sounds an awful lot like a coup and it could well be treason, and I think that we need to know more. We need to know what was Jim Comey’s role in all this? These people reported to him. Andy McCabe reported to him. What was Comey’s role in that, and that is what the Attorney General is going to be focused on.