“If you look at the vote for prosecution, there are members who tell me they fear for their own safety – in some cases, fear for their lives,” she said. In his capacity as a member of Congress, Congress cannot vote or feel they cannot do it because of their own security.
Cheney said her role as a congressman has led her to oppose widespread electoral scam and she believes that “We have a truth that has collapsed in this country.”
“We’ve seen your evolution, and you know the common situations in which conspiracy theories rampage, in which good people, in many cases, mislead and believe things that are not true,” continues Cheney. “So I think we all have an obligation to make sure that we are doing everything we can to convey the truth, stand up for the truth, and stand up for our constitution and obligation.”
Trump and his lies trying to undermine the federal election system are “Continued danger” to the country, Cheney said.
She pointed out that “The role each person has to play in defending the system and its importance – how our system holds the institution, it is constantly in danger, and we must continue to fight.”
“I think it’s important for us to have a leader who is conservative, and I think it is also important to have leadership people who are truthful and constitutional,” she said.
“I think it’s dangerous,” Cheney replied. “I think we need to know how quickly things can be resolved.”
“We have to recognize what it means to have a former president who is rejecting and persistently proposing that our electoral system is inoperable, it is not able to carry out the will of the people,” she said.
Cheney also told ABC News she regrets voting for Trump in 2020.
This story has been updated with further development.
CNN’s Daniella Diaz, Annie Grayer, Alex Rogers, Manu Raju, Kristin Wilson and Veronica Stracqualursi. Contribute to this report