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Cheney Believes a Republican Legislator Who Dubbed Trump a “Would-be Tyrant” Is Correct

The Hill Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) expressed on Sunday her agreement with a fellow Republican member of Congress who referred to former President Trump as a “would-be tyrant.”

Rep. Tom Rice (R-South Carolina) slammed Trump on Saturday following a rally in the state, calling him a “disaster” and a “would-be tyrant.” Rice charged that Trump is “consumed with vengeance.”

Cheney said on Twitter, sharing a copy of The Hill’s article about Rice’s statements, “@RepTomRice is correct. The majority of our Republican colleagues are aware of this. Their silence allows the threat to existing.”

“Our country requires Republicans who are rational, responsible, and candid,” Cheney wrote.

Rice and Cheney were both among the ten Republican House members who voted to impeach Trump following the Capitol attack on Jan. 6, 2021.

Trump has sponsored Republican primary opponents to Cheney and Rice’s reelection campaigns this year, seeking vengeance against Republican politicians who have spoken out against him.

Rice’s primary opponent, state Rep. Russell Fry (R), spoke at Trump’s rally in South Carolina on Saturday night. Rice chastised Fry for allegedly siding with a “would-be tyrant over the Constitution.”

“If you want a Congressman who supports political violence in Ukraine or the US Capitol, who prioritizes party above the nation, who supports a would-be dictator over the Constitution, and who makes decisions only for re-election purposes, Russell Fry is your candidate,” Rice stated.

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