Speaking on The New York Times’ The Daily podcast, Liz Cheney (R-WO) confirmed that she leveled some angry words at Jim Jordan (R-OH) during the breaching of the U.S. Capitol by a mob of Trump supporters on Jan. 6 of last year.
When asked by the Times’ Michael Barbaro if the confrontation did indeed happen, Cheney said yes.
“I was in the aisle, on the aisle and he [Jordan] came over to me, you know, and basically said, we need to get the ladies away from the aisle. And, you know, I had watched for the months since the election what was going on and the lies that have been told to people,” Cheney said.
“And, you know, it was both that I, you know, certainly didn’t need his help, and secondly, I thought clearly that the lie that they had been spreading and telling people had absolutely contributed to what we were living through at that moment,” she added.
As The Hill points out, the incident was first reported by Washington Post reporters in the book I Alone Can Fix It, which came to light during a phone conversation between Cheney and Gen. Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
“That f***ing guy Jim Jordan. That son of a bitch,” Cheney told Milley, according to the book. “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***ing did this.’ ”