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Liz Cheney Slaps Down Trump's Attempt To Redefine 2020 Election As 'THE BIG LIE'

Added 05-03-21 04:54:02pm EST - “"The 2020 presidential election was not stolen," the Wyoming Republican correctly noted on Monday.” - Huffpost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Huffpost.com: “Liz Cheney Slaps Down Trump's Attempt To Redefine 2020 Election As 'THE BIG LIE'”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

His refusal to acknowledge that fact, buttressed by his ― and his enablers’ ― endless lying about it and baseless attempts to overturn it, culminated in the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, and Trump’s subsequent second impeachment.

House managers summed all that up at the second impeachment trial with one phrase, repeated over and over. They described it as “the big lie.”

The shorthand seems to have been effective, because Trump is now trying to claim it for himself and overwrite its meaning with one he likes better ― not unlike what he did with the term “fake news.” But Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), the third highest-ranking House Republican, keeps reminding him that facts matter.

“The 2020 presidential election was not stolen,” Cheney tweeted Monday, roughly an hour after Trump issued a statement in which he described the legitimate 2020 election results as “THE BIG LIE.”

“Anyone who claims it was is spreading THE BIG LIE,” Cheney continued, aping Trump’s use of all caps. Those people are “turning their back on the rule of law, and poisoning our democratic system,” she wrote.

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