Rep. Liz Cheney
(R-Wyo.) said she is sorry she voted for former President Donald Trump
“I was never going to support Joe Biden
, and I do regret the vote,” Cheney said to ABC News
on Friday. “It was a vote based on policy, substance, and the kinds of policies he put forward that were good for the country, but I think it’s fair to say that I regret the vote.”
Cheney's remarks come after she was removed from Republican House leadership by her own party on Wednesday for refusing to say Trump's 2020 election
Four months after the election, Trump and Republican lawmakers are still spreading “the big lie
” that the 2020 election was rigged.
“The 2020 presidential election was not stolen,” Cheney tweeted last week in response to Trump’s claim that the November election results were “fraudulent.”
Cheney was also one of ten Republicans
who voted to impeach Trump for inciting the Jan. 6 attack
. Earlier this week, Republican lawmakers attempted to rewrite history by portraying the rioters as victims of the insurgency at the US Capitol
“We have to recognize what it means for the nation to have a former president who has not conceded and who continues to suggest that our electoral system cannot function, that it cannot carry out the will of the people
,” Cheney told ABC News.