Liz Cheney: “Trump Incited The Mob, He Lit The Flame”

Via press release from GOP Rep. Liz Cheney:

We just had a violent mob assault the U.S. Capitol in an attempt to prevent those from carrying out our Constitutional duty. There is no question that the President formed the mob, the President incited the mob, the President addressed the mob. He lit the flame.

This is what America is not. It has just been absolutely intolerable and unacceptable. The mob will not prevail. We all have taken an oath to the Constitution. It’s an oath that we carry out, it does not bend to mob rule and it doesn’t bend to political threats.

It is an oath under God and we will carry it out. And what happened today can never happen in the United States, and the President needs to take responsibility for it.

The President is abusing the trust of the American people and abusing the trust of the people who supported him. We’ve never in our 245 year history had a President refuse to concede and leave office after the Electoral College had voted.

The Electoral College voted on December 14th. Our job here in the Capitol is to count the votes, we will count the votes, but there are serious questions about the President’s involvement and responsibility for what happened here tonight, here today at the Capitol, and it cannot be tolerated.