Trump Criticizes Biden, Cheney Over ‘Threat To Democracy’ Claims

Former President Donald Trump criticized former Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) over her response to the Jan. 6, 2021 protests. The former president also took time on the third anniversary of the protest to argue that the prevailing media narrative on the event was incorrect.

Trump said that Cheney had “Trump derangement syndrome.” He further said that President Joe Biden was unable to “define democracy” amid his warnings against a second Trump term. Trump said that Biden called him a “threat to democracy.”

Instead, the former president argued that Biden was “a threat because he’s incompetent. He’s a threat to democracy.”

He added that Biden is showing signs of advanced age, including an incident last week where Biden appeared to be confused after giving a speech.

The former president also said that the causes of the Civil War could have been negotiated peacefully and that if so, no one would have ever heard of former President Abraham Lincoln.

The former president made a number of other statements to the Iowa crowd, including calling those still in prison over the Jan. 6 protests “hostages.”

The former president has highlighted the role of Cheney in the Jan. 6 House Select Committee. Recently, the former president accused Cheney of destroying evidence regarding the events of that day.

Separately, Cheney is reportedly backing an effort to remove Trump from the ballot utilizing the 14th Amendment’s ‘insurrection’ clause. The former representative said that there was “no question” that Trump should be removed due to the amendment.

“I don’t believe he should be part of our political process,” said Cheney.

She said that “this is a process that will go through the courts and that we’ll see sort of how that unfolds. But there’s no question in my mind that his actions clearly constituted an offense that is within the language of the 14th Amendment.”

Cheney made the comments in New Hampshire while promoting her new book. She said that Trump gave “aid and comfort” to the protesters that entered the U.S. Capitol in 2021.