Liz Cheney Reacts to Donald Trump’s Jan. 6 Pardon Remarks: ‘He’d Do It All Again’

( Trump-hater Liz Cheney condemned recent remarks made by former President Donald Trump, when he said that if he were to win election as president in the future, he’d consider pardoning people who were a part of the attacks on the U.S. Capitol building on January 6 of 2021.

Last Saturday, Trump told a group of supporters at a Texas rally that the people who stormed the Capitol building are now being treated “so unfairly.” He even suggested that if he were to win election as president again in 2024, he’d consider giving them “pardons” for their actions.

Speaking at the event in Conroe, Texas, Trump said:

“If I run and if I win, we will treat those people from January 6 fairly. We will treat them fairly. And if it requires pardons, we will give them pardons because they are being treated so unfairly.”

Cheney, a Republican member of the House from Wyoming, has long been one of Trump’s fiercest critics. Not only did she vote for Trump’s impeachment the second time around — following the events of January 6 — she is also serving on the House’s select committee investigating the events of that day.

After Trump made those comments, Cheney wrote on Twitter:

“Trump uses language he knows caused the Jan 6 violence; suggests he’d pardon the Jan 6 defendants, some of whom have been charged with seditious conspiracy; threatens prosecutors; and admits he was attempting to overturn the election.

“He’d do it all again if given the chance.”

In this case, Cheney wasn’t the only Republican who criticized the remarks made by Trump. Maine Senator Susan Collins, another one of Trump’s critics, also criticized the former president. Collins, who was one of seven Republican senators who voted to convict Trump on his second set of impeachment charges, said:

“We should let the judicial process proceed.”

Even South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, one of Trump’s staunchest allies, believed Trump’s remarks were inappropriate. He said:

“I don’t want to reinforce that defiling the Capitol was OK. I hope they go to jail and get the book thrown at them, because they deserve it.”

Even former officials got into the action. John Dean, who served as former President Richard Nixon’s White House counsel, had harsh comments. He tweeted:

“This is beyond being a demagogue to the stuff of dictators. He is defying the rule of law. Failure to confront a tyrant only encourages bad behavior. If thinking Americans don’t understand what Trump is doing and what the criminal justice system must do we are all in big trouble!”

Since the events of January 6, 2021, more than 700 people have been arrested and charged for their roles in the incidents. That includes more than 150 people who have been charged with assaulting police officers.

The Associated Press has reported that another 50 or so members of the group Oath Keepers have been charged with conspiracy as well as seditious conspiracy.