Former President Trump attacked outgoing President Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), the vice chair of the House select committee that investigated the attack on the United States Capitol, on January 6, 2021, over a recent Washington Post piece that said committee staff are frustrated. with its Trump focus in the panel’s unreleased final report.
The committee is due to conclude its long-running inquiry on January 6 with a much-anticipated report on its findings — but Washington Post story said several unnamed staffers and former staffers were “angry and disappointed” at what they said was a draft report dedicated to the former president.
Trump on Truth Social mocked the Post’s headline, which reads, “Jan. Six panelists angry at Cheney for focusing so much of report on Trump.”
“This is the headline in the Washington Post, and those who know Chaney [sic] not surprising because she is a complete PSYCHO, has no regard for the truth of what really happened, and is angry that the people of the Great State of Wyoming put her out to pasture while she was dying,” Trump. write on Truth Socialreference Cheney’s loss in his state’s Republican primary earlier this year.
“She blames me for this, but she only has herself to blame,” Trump said.
But a spokesman for Cheney hit back at The Washington Post’s story, telling the outlet that Cheney and the panel’s decision to join Trump was justified because of Trump’s involvement in the January 6 riot. The spokesperson also suggested that some of the criticism occurred because some material submitted by staff members was left on the cutting room floor while the committee was reading the report.
“In short, you were at the center of the first and only attempt by the president of the United States to overturn and prevent the peaceful transition of power, which ultimately culminated in a bloody attack on our own Capitol and on Congress itself,” the panel. the lawmakers wrote in their letter to Trump.