STORY: Cheney, a commanding presence on the congressional panel investigating the US Capitol riot by Trump supporters on January 6, 2021, warned against falling into vicious partisan attacks that could tear the political fabric of the country and urged “My fellow Americans, we are on the brink of an abyss, and we must pull back,” the 55-year-old daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney said in a speech. at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California. “As the full picture comes into view with the Jan. 6 commission, it has become clear that the efforts Donald Trump oversaw and made were even more chilling and threatening than we could have imagined,” Cheney said. because Republicans cannot be both loyal to Donald Trump and loyal to the Constitution,” she said. “We should not elect people who are more loyal to themselves, or to power, than to our constitution.” By opposing Trump, Cheney has become a pariah in a Republican party that easily accommodates conservative con artists like Marjorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert. , both staunch Trump allies. After Cheney was removed from the party leadership in the US House of Representatives, censored by the Republican National Committee and no longer recognized by her state party, Cheney faces a showdown against Trump in an August 16 Republican primary in her home state of Wyoming. made her a prime target of his campaign of revenge against his alleged Republican enemies and she’s trailing Trump-backed Republican challenger Harriet Hageman in the polls. In a speech that was punctuated by cheers and applause, Cheney praised the bravery of former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson, who testified in a public hearing Tuesday that Trump knew the mob of supporters he had called to Washington were armed with guns. including assault-style rifles, when he urged them to march toward the Capitol and tried unsuccessfully to join them. The crowd stormed the Capitol in an attempt to stop Congress from confirming Democratic President Joe Biden’s victory over Trump. many years older, some of them – hiding behind executive privilege, anonymity and intimidation. But her bravery and her patriotism yesterday were amazing to see,” Cheney said.