Rep. Liz Cheney.

Cheney said she will have a forever “bond” with the Republicans who also voted to impeach Trump.
Cheney challenged Trump’s election claims and joined the committee investigating the Capitol riot.
She was punished by the GOP as a result, and lost her reelection primary to a Trump-backed candidate.

GOP Rep. Liz Cheney said she will forever have a “bond” with the House Republicans who voted alongside her to impeach former President Donald Trump over the Capitol riot.

Cheney told ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday: “I think that it is a bond. It’s a bond and we’ve talked about it, we have differences of opinion among the ten of us about a whole range of other issues.”

“But the fact that we all made the decision we did and have faced consequences for that decision, will be a bond I would imagine forever.”

Cheney and nine other House Republicans joined Democrats in voting to impeach Trump in January 2021 after the Capitol riot.

She then faced backlash from her party, and was ousted as the House Republican Conference Chair in May.

Cheney then became the vice chair of the House committee investigating the Capitol riot, a move that again broke from the rest of the party, most of whom voted against the creation of a bipartisan committee to examine the insurrection.

Cheney earlier this month lost her primary election to a candidate that backed Trump’s baseless claims about fraud in the 2020 election.

In her concession speech, Cheney said she could have “easily” won the election if she went along with Trump’s claims, but that she was not willing to do that.

She told “This Week” on Sunday that she did not regret her actions, but was unhappy about the state of her party.

“No regrets. I feel sad about where my party is. I feel sad about the way that too many of my colleagues have responded to what I think is a great moral test and challenge of our time, a great moment to determine whether people are going to stand up for our democracy, on behalf of our republic.”

Of the ten House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump a second time, two won their primaries, four — including Cheney — lost, and four are retiring.

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