Republican Representative Liz Cheney said Thursday that the results of this week’s midterm elections were a victory for what she called the “normality team” and a “rejection of toxicity” from former President Donald Trump.
“I think it was a clear victory for the normalcy team, and we have a lot of work to do,” Cheney said, speaking at the Anti-Defamation League’s Never Is Now summit on anti-Semitism and hate.
“But I think we saw in really important races across the country people coming together to say we believe in democracy,” the Wyoming Republican added. “We believe in defending the Constitution and the Republic. And a true rejection of toxicity, hate, vitriol and Donald Trump.”
Cheney, the vice chair of the House select committee investigating Jan. 6, 2021, will step down in less than two months, following a resounding loss in her August primary to a Trump-backed challenger. Her continued criticism of Trump for his role in inciting the attack on the US Capitol was seen as a key factor in her defeat.
But Cheney made it clear Thursday that she intends to try to shape the next session of Congress and stop, or limit, the scope of a possible Republican majority that is not committed to protecting democracy.
“I think the changes that we’re seeing in terms of bipartisanship on behalf of the Constitution, for example, in terms of my campaigning for some of my colleagues who happen to be Democrats, reflect the challenges and threats that we face as a nation,” Cheney said.