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Cheney can’t control her intense pent up anger anymore.

Former Representative Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) criticized Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) for meeting with former President Donald Trump and other Senate Republicans. Cheney, who was defeated in her 2022 primary race, argued that McConnell’s actions demonstrate his support for Trump, whom she views as a significant threat to the United States.

In a post on the social platform X, Cheney expressed her disapproval of McConnell’s meeting with Trump. She asserted that McConnell is fully aware of Trump’s role in inciting the violent attack on the Capitol on January 6, 2021. According to Cheney, McConnell knows that Trump watched the violence unfold on television without taking immediate action to stop it, even as his supporters assaulted law enforcement officers and searched for the Vice President.

Cheney emphasized that McConnell understands Trump’s refusal to quickly call off the mob and his persistence in spreading falsehoods about the election, even as police officers were injured. She labeled Trump’s actions as a “disgraceful dereliction of duty” and warned that he remains a danger to the nation. Cheney vowed that Trump and those who support him will ultimately be defeated, and history will judge those who facilitated his behavior harshly, including McConnell.

Trump’s visit to Capitol Hill marked his first since 2021 and his first face-to-face encounter with McConnell since 2020, amid ongoing tensions between the two. McConnell characterized the meeting as “positive,” mentioning that he and Trump shook hands several times and that Trump received numerous standing ovations from the attendees. He refrained from sharing any negative aspects of the meeting with reporters.

Earlier on Thursday, Trump also met with House Republicans as the party strategizes for a possible future where Trump is reelected, and the GOP holds majorities in both the House and Senate.

Cheney has been one of the few Republicans consistently holding Trump accountable for the Capitol riots. Her involvement in the House January 6 committee and her outspoken criticism of Trump have led to her estrangement from much of the GOP. Since leaving office, Cheney has remained a vocal critic of Trump within the Republican Party. Similarly, Senator Mitt Romney (R-Utah), another prominent critic of Trump, initially planned to skip the meeting but attended after his flight was canceled.