“We will decide about it as a committee,” the Wyoming Republican told ABC News when asked about the possibility of referring Trump for prosecution and said “yes.” whether a Trump referral was possible.
“The Department of Justice does not need to wait for the committee to make a criminal referral, and there can be more than one criminal referral,” Cheney said.
“We might consider that as a committee as well,” she said. “If you think about it from this point of view: What kind of man knows that a mob is armed and sends a mob to attack the Capitol and incite that mob when his own vice president is in danger?”
Since then, Hutchinson’s sworn testimony has been questioned by some of Trump’s aides, not speaking under oath.
“The committee is not going to look into her character being murdered by unnamed sources and men claiming executive privilege,” Cheney said. “We look forward to additional testimony under oath on a range of issues.”
Cheney said the committee had evidence to substantiate Trump’s fury because he was told he could not go to the Capitol on January 6.
“The committee has significant evidence on a range of issues, including the president’s intense anger,” she said. “You will continue to see additional details about the President’s activities and behavior on that day in the days and weeks to come.”
Instead, she said that her intention was to ensure that the American people had an account of what happened that day, even as she acknowledged that there was not one “one thing” she had learned. Made him less concerned about Trump returning to the White House.
“A man as dangerous as Donald Trump can never be near the Oval Office ever again,” she said.
Cheney, who is facing an uphill climb in her bid for re-election in Wyoming, said the Republican Party would not survive if Trump was elected as the GOP’s presidential nominee in 2024.
While she declined to rule out her own presidential bid, she said her focus was currently elsewhere.
“I haven’t made a decision about that yet, and I’m obviously very focused on my re-election, I’m very focused on the January 6 committee, the work I’m doing right now I’m focusing on my obligations to do that,” she said. “And I’ll make a decision about ’24 Down the Road’.”