WASHINGTON – Representative Liz Cheney said Monday that a fellow House member called former President Donald Trump an “Orange Jesus” on January 6, 2021, as Republicans objected to the 2020 election results.
Cheney also criticized Republicans who are defending Trump after the FBI seized classified documents from his Mar-a-Lago home.
Cheney, R-Vy., speaking at the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank, reported that on January 6, before the attack on the Capitol, she was preparing remarks in the Republican cloakroom, where papers were all around her.
He said he asked an employee what those papers were for, as so many members were coming and signing them.
The employee told him that they are objection sheets for the members of the House to sign if they object to the election results. Cheney said a member came in and said, “Things we do for Orange Jesus.”
Cheney also criticized Republicans who are defending Trump in the FBI’s search of his Florida property.
“Those who have been protecting the elected leaders of my party, Donald Trump, are now ready to denounce FBI agents, Justice Department officials and pretend they are taking top secret SCI documents and placing them in a desk drawer. In Mar-a-Lago, there was no problem keeping it in an office or anywhere in an unsafe location,” Cheney said.
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Some Republicans slammed the FBI for searching Trump’s Florida home in August.
McCarthy warned Attorney General Merrick Garland to be prepared to investigate the Justice Department’s actions following the Mar-a-Lago discovery.
Court documents released since the FBI searched Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida on August 8 showed that Trump had marked classified documents as “secret” and “top secret.”
The FBI confiscated documents as part of an ongoing investigation that may involve improper removal of sensitive documents and criminal law obstructing justice.
Trump returned 15 boxes of documents to the National Archives in January, and the archives reported it in February.
Cheney, who is the deputy chairman of the House committee investigating the attack on the Capitol, has vowed to fight anyone who doesn’t believe in the 2020 presidential election results.