Liz Cheney and Jim Jordan
Dear Commons Community,
CNN reported last night that Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) called out Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) to his face on Jan. 6th as the insurrection unfolded and lawmakers were forced to flee as supporters of then-President Donald Trump attacked the U.S. Capitol.
“You f***ing did this,” she told him, according to an upcoming book, I Alone Can Fix It: Donald J. Trump’s Catastrophic Final Year, by Washington Post reporters Carol D. Leonnig and Philip Rucker.
In it, Gen. Mark Milley ― who is chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff ― recounted a conversation with Cheney the day after the insurrection.
“That fucking guy Jim Jordan. That son of a bitch.… While these maniacs are going through the place, I’m standing in the aisle and he said ‘We need to get the ladies away from the aisle. Let me help you.’ I smacked his hand away and told him, ‘Get away from me. You fucking did this.’”
Jordan, a longtime apologist for the former president, was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Trump just days after the assault on the Capitol.
Cheney was ousted from her position in House leadership for blaming Trump for the insurrection. She will serve on a House committee investigating that attack.
Tell it like it is, Ms. Cheney!