Liz Cheney accuses Trump of 'poisoning our democratic system' after he branded 2020 election ‘the big lie’

TOP Republican Liz Cheney said on Monday that former president Donald Trump is “poisoning” democracy.

“The 2020 presidential election was not stolen,” Wyoming Rep. Cheney tweeted.

“Anyone who claims it was is spreading THE BIG LIE, turning their back on the rule of law, and poisoning our democratic system,” she added.

Rep. Cheney was referring to former President Trump’s allegations that last year's presidential election in the United States was "fraudulent.”

The representative’s statement seemed to be in response to one published by Trump's office on Monday, which read: "The Fraudulent Presidential Election of 2020 will be, from this day forth, known as THE BIG LIE!"

The latest statement from Trump’s office comes days after the former Apprentice reality TV show host told a crowd at Mar-a-Lago that Arizona would be the "first state to fall" and undo the "rigged" election.

"I wouldn't be surprised if they found thousands and thousands and thousands of votes," Trump said of a Republican-led recount in Maricopa County in Arizona.

"After that, you'll watch Pennsylvania, you'll watch Georgia," Trump continued, before implying that Michigan and Wisconsin would be next.

"This was a rigged election. Everybody knows it," he claimed.

Rep. Cheney had several supporters on Twitter who backed her up Monday.

Geoff Duncan, Lt. Governor of Georgia, tweeted: "Well said @Liz_Cheney and thanks for not backing down! We need more Republican leaders like you willing to speak the truth about THE BIG LIE so we can move back into the White House in 2024."

Former President Trump has continuously repeated allegations that he only lost the 2020 presidential election due to widespread election fraud.

But in Maricopa County alone, President Joe Biden defeated Trump in the state's most populous county by more than 45,000 votes.

Fellow Republicans like Cindy McCain, widow of the late Arizona Senator John McCain, have also objected to Trump’s claims of election fraud.

McCain called the allegations “ludicrous,” telling CNN on Sunday, “Biden won. I know many of them don't like the outcome.”

“But, you know, elections have consequences."

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