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GOP Rep. Liz Cheney says election deniers are ‘dangerous’ for the state of Arizona

Oct 5, 2022, 6:00 PM | Updated: 6:14 pm

PHOENIX — Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, a Republican in Congress who opposes Donald Trump, said that any election deniers on Arizona’s election ballot are “dangerous” for the state.

Cheney, the vice chair of the Jan. 6 committee, is in Arizona on Wednesday for the governor and secretary of state races and said that Republicans are deceiving voters by thinking they are protecting election integrity.

“This upcoming election … just crucial to talk about the danger of candidates like Kari Lake and Mark Finchem, people who made absolutely clear they will only certify elections in the future if they agree with the results,” Cheney told KTAR News 92.3 FM’s The Gaydos and Chad.

“It’s a very difficult position for Republicans to be in where those who have been nominated by our party are election deniers. It is a very, very dangerous one, both for Arizona and the nation.”

Cheney stated that despite being Republican for 40 years, she thinks that it is important to hold the Constitution over the party.

She claimed if the election deniers that are trying to profit off Arizona voters only certify elections when they agree with the result, it will be the end of democracy.

“I think there are 25-30% of the GOP who believes the big lies still, who believe what Donald Trump is saying,” Cheney said.

“You have a lot of people making money off the claims, as is (Trump), and again stealing money from hard-working Americans thinking they are protecting some sort of election integrity when it is the opposite.”

The Wyoming rep. said the nation can survive bad policy but cannot survive elected officials who are not faithful to the constitution.

Cheney said that the Republican party is in a dangerous place moving forward and that Trump’s lies continue to undermine the democratic system.

She also said given the chance to sit down with Lake, Cheney would remind her that there are right ways to protest elections such as courts, recounts and audits. But once the ruling is final, it’s over.

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GOP Rep. Liz Cheney says election deniers are ‘dangerous’ for the state of Arizona