On Monday, a US congresswoman escalated her feud with Donald Trump and his supporters in Congress, issuing a less-than-subtle swipe at the former president’s latest attempt to claim the 2020 election was stolen from him.

Wyoming Republican Rep. Liz Cheney called his election fraud falsehood a “big lie” on Monday and slammed fellow Republicans for perpetuating it.

Cheney is also facing scorn from her party over her statements about former President Donald Trump.

“The 2020 presidential election was not stolen. Anyone who claims it was is spreading THE BIG LIE, turning their back on the rule of law, and poisoning our democratic system,” the GOP caucus chair tweeted.

Her tweet came as Trump issued a tweet-like statement dubbing the results of the presidential election “THE BIG LIE,” flipping on its head a phrase used during his second House-led impeachment to describe his false claims of voter fraud.

“The Fraudulent Presidential Election of 2020 will be, from this day forth, known as THE BIG LIE!” Trump said Monday in an email.

The former president claimed in a week with a big implication for him. He was banned or suspended from social media platforms after the Jan. 6 riot.

On Wednesday, Facebook’s Oversight Board is set to announce its ruling on whether his suspension on the platform should be permanent.

Cheney was the highest-ranking Republican to join Democrats in voting to impeach Trump last January for the role lawmakers said he played in inciting the January 6 Capitol attack. She has since become a top target of Trump and his political allies and has already headed off one attempt to remove her as House Republican Conference Chair.

The Wyoming Republican kicked up a new round of Republican agita last week when she said support for Trump-backed challenges to the 2020 Electoral College results should be disqualifying for any Republican seeking the party’s 2024 presidential nomination.

Trump’s missive comes as Arizona Republican-commissioned audit of the election results in Maricopa County – which includes the Phoenix metro area – is ongoing.

The former president has latched onto the effort as the latest hope of proving that there was rampant voter fraud in the 2020 election he lost to President

On Sunday, the widow of Senator John McCain, Cindy McCain, derided the audit as a “ludicrous” attempt to undermine Biden’s victory. McCain was one of Trump’s fiercest Republican critics and became a top Republican surrogate during Biden’s campaign.


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