Liz Cheney ‘Amused’ She Was Disinvited to Trump Holiday Party

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  • After the 2020 election, Liz Cheney asked Trump to respect the integrity of US elections.
  • He also asked Trump to provide evidence of voter fraud, which he claims cost him the election.
  • As a result, Cheney wrote in his new book that his invitation to the White House holiday party was revoked.
Days after the 2020 election, then-Rep. Liz Cheney is particularly concerned about President Donald Trump’s claims of voter fraud and his rejection of the results of several states.

His concerns reached the point where he issued a statement in late November, calling on the then president to provide any evidence of electoral malpractice and, if he could not do so, to respect the integrity of the American electoral system.

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And according to Cheney’s new book, “Oaths and Honors,” he was bumped off the invitation list for the White House holiday party after releasing his statement. But she wrote that she had no plans to go to the high-profile soirée.

“A few days after I issued my statement on November 20 calling on Trump to produce evidence of fraud and respect the sanctity of our elections, my chief of staff, Kara Ahern, received a call from a White House staff,” he wrote. “He informed him that I was not on the guest list for the White House congressional holiday party.”

“Invitations to these parties are highly coveted by most members of Congress, but I haven’t been to any of the past years I’ve been in Congress, and I don’t plan to attend them,” he continued. “I am amused that whoever gave the instruction to disinvite me thought I would see it as a punishment.”

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Cheney, who at the time was the chair of the House Republican Conference, began to inform some of his most ardent pro-Trump constituents in Wyoming that the former president’s election claims were not based on concrete evidence and that Joe Biden won the presidency.

But his warnings about Trump as an active lawmaker came after the turmoil in the Capitol. After voting to impeach Trump for inciting the uprising for his role on January 6, 2021, he remained his most vocal critic of the GOP leadership and was eventually removed from his leadership role. in the larger conference that year.

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He later served on the House’s January 6 committee as its vice chairman and continued to warn against Trump’s renewal as the GOP standard-bearer in 2024, arguing that he would not uphold democratic principles or leave office after the second term when he returns to the White House.