Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY.) reportedly told Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) that he was responsible for the Capitol riot as a Trump mob stormed the building on January 6 and lawmakers rushed to safety, according to a new book, CNN reports.
In the book, “I Alone Can Fix It,” Washington Post reporters Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker write about a phone call between Cheney and Gen. Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, in which the Wyoming Republican describes a confrontation she had with Jordan during the riot.
“That f—— guy Jim Jordan. That son of a bitch. … While these maniacs are going through the place, I’m standing in the aisle and he said, ‘We need to get the ladies away from the aisle. Let me help you.’ I smacked his hand away and told him, ‘Get away from me. You f—— did this,’” Cheney reportedly told the general.
Jordan had been a fervent supporter and defender of former President Trump, whose supporters laid siege to the Capitol as Congress was certifying President Biden’s election win.
In contrast, Cheney has been vocal about the Capitol riot and critical of Trump, earlier this year lost her House GOP leadership position that had made her the most powerful Republican woman in Congress.
She is currently the only Republican selected to be on a Jan. 6 panel that will investigate the Capitol riot and the events leading up to it.
The book also revealed that US top generals feared Trump would attempt a coup after the election and that Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was concerned he would launch nuclear weapons during his final days in office.
Watch CNN’s report below: