Speaking at at a House Armed Services Committee Wednesday, Rep. Liz Cheney thanked and praised Gen. Milley.
“Thank you very much, Mr. Chairman. General Milley, on January 6th, we had a violent attack on our Capitol. It was an effort to stop the constitutionally prescribed process of counting electoral votes, the first time in our nation’s history that we did not have a peaceful transfer of power. In the aftermath of that attack, many of the members of our constitutional system failed to do their duty,” Cheney began.
“Many of them punted. Many of them today are still attempting to obstruct the investigation into that attack, attempting to whitewash what happened,” Cheney continued. “General Milley, you found yourself, in your constitutionally prescribed role, standing in the breach. And for any member of this committee, for any American to question your loyalty to our nation, to question your understanding of our constitution, your loyalty to our constitution, your recognition and understanding of the civilian chain of command, is despicable.”