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Liz Cheney

A Memoir and a Warning

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    Questioning the election

    In the days after the 2020 election, it initially seemed that Republican leadership was dealing with the reality of losing the White House, even as Trump refused to concede. Congresswoman Liz Cheney discussed with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy that although the election hadn’t been called yet, Joe Biden would likely soon reach 270 electoral votes.

    Yet just hours after their talk, McCarthy appeared on Fox News declaring, "President Trump won this election, so everyone who is listening, do not be quiet!" Cheney knew McCarthy was not speaking the truth.

    Hints of Trump's desperate attempts to cling to power emerged quickly. Two days after the election, Trump loyalist Mark Levin tweeted that state legislatures had final say over state electors, not election boards or courts. He urged them to "get ready to do your constitutional duty.”

    Though no evidence of fraud existed, Trump pressed officials in key U.S. states to alter their vote totals in his favor. He filed over 60 lawsuits – all of which failed – seeking to overturn results. Trump also personally called local election officials, urging them to recalculate votes and manufacture extra votes for him.

    As Biden's tally grew, Trump amplified false conspiracy theories about rigged voting machines. He made increasingly urgent appeals for supporters to protest the "stolen" election in Washington on January 6, the date when Congress would finalize Biden's victory.

    Events leading up to that fateful day, and the aftermath, would shake American society to its very foundations — with consequences still reverberating today.

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    What is Oath and Honor about?

    Oath and Honor (2023) is an insider account of the events leading up to the riots at the Capitol on January 6, 2021, and the long investigation that followed. In it, Cheney exposes this coordinated assault on American democracy and sounds a dire warning about safeguarding the nation's future from ongoing threats.

    Oath and Honor Review

    Oath and Honor (2021) by Liz Cheney offers an insightful examination of the state of American politics and the importance of upholding democratic values. Here's why this book is worth your time:

    • With deep political understanding and personal experience, Cheney provides a valuable perspective on the current political landscape.
    • She courageously discusses the importance of truth and integrity in leadership, reminding readers of the fundamental principles that should guide our society.
    • Cheney's fearless approach in addressing controversial topics and holding individuals accountable keeps the book gripping and ensures it won't put you to sleep.

    Who should read Oath and Honor?

    • American history buffs and political enthusiasts looking for insight into pivotal recent events
    • Memoir lovers wanting an inside look into events behind the news
    • Anyone curious about contemporary American politics, and the personalities that are reshaping democracy

    About the Author

    Liz Cheney is an American politician who served as the U.S. Representative for Wyoming from 2017 to 2023. As House Republican Conference Chair from 2019 to 2021, she played a prominent role in investigating the January 6 Capitol insurrection through Congressional hearings. She has also coauthored books with her father, Dick Cheney, including In My Time, and Exceptional

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    2. Chapter 2: Title of Chapter 2
    3. Chapter 3: Title of Chapter 3

    How many pages are in Oath and Honor?

    Oath and Honor contains 200 pages.

    When was Oath and Honor published?

    Oath and Honor was published in 2021.

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