Justin Amash wearing a suit and tie: Amash warns of turning lawmakers like Cheney into 'heroes'

Rep. Justin Amash (L-Mich.) said that people should avoid labeling Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) as “some sort of hero,” for her criticism of former President Trump, arguing that the congresswoman could have spoken out earlier.

In an interview on Thursday’s episode of “The Axe Files” podcast with CNN’s David Axelrod, Amash said that Cheney could have joined him when he warned “the president’s approach could lead to things like violence, could lead to a lot of animosity and contempt, and all sorts of things that would be harmful to our country.”

Amash became an independent in 2019 after he voted in favor of Trump’s first impeachment. In 2020, he became a member of the Libertarian Party.

“She didn’t stand up for that view,” he said Thursday. “We had four years where she could have stood up and said, ‘There’s a problem here. What Donald Trump is doing is wrong.'”

Cheney removed from her position as House Republican Conference Chair earlier this month due to her repeated criticisms of Trump and his unsupported claims of fraud in the 2020 election.

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