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Oath and honor : a memoir and a warning / Liz Cheney.

Cheney, Liz, 1966- (author).

"A gripping firsthand account from inside the halls of Congress as Donald Trump and his enablers betrayed the American people and the Constitution - leading to the violent attack on our Capitol on January 6th, 2021 - by the House Republican leader who dared to stand up to them." This is the story of the moment when American democracy began to unravel, when elected officials charged with defending our Constitution chose instead to embrace Donald Trump. It is the story of the men and women who fought to save our republic, and of the enablers and collaborators whose actions ensured the threat would grow and metastasize. It is the story of the most dangerous man ever to inhabit the Oval Office, and of the many steps he took to subvert our democracy. Liz Cheney takes readers inside the House Chamber during the attack on January 6th. She tells the story of the hours that afternoon when she was the highest-ranking Republican member of Congress remaining on Capitol Hill as a violent mob, mobilized by Donald Trump, laid siege to the US Capitol. Following the attack, Cheney was one of just ten Republicans who voted to impeach Donald Trump. For that vote, and her commitment to telling the truth about what happened and upholding the rule of law, House Republicans removed Cheney from her leadership post. The Republican National Committee censured her, claiming that January 6th was "legitimate political discourse" and absurdly accusing her of engaging in behavior that was "destructive to the republic." But Cheney steadfastly defended our republic, never wavering in her commitment to the Constitution and the truth. In July 2021, Cheney, a lifelong Republican and daughter of former vice president Dick Cheney, was appointed by Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi to the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol. This is also the story of how a partnership that had once been unimaginable became indispensable. The Select Committee investigation was one of the most important and impactful congressional investigations in history. Cheney takes readers inside the room to see how the committee did its work and presented its findings to the American people in historic hearings. Oath and Honor warns of the danger we still face and is a call to action for all Americans. We cannot make the grave mistake of returning Donald Trump - the man who caused the events of January 6th - to the White House, or any position of public trust, ever again. -- Provided by dustjacket.

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  • ISBN: 9780316572064
  • ISBN: 0316572063
  • Physical Description: x, 372 pages, 16 unnumbered page of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2023.

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Prologue. (Part I: The plot against America: Election Day 2020 to January 5, 2021): The only thing that matters is winning -- Put up or shut up -- Someone is going to get killed -- The blood of patriots & tyrants -- The oath -- The secretaries of defense -- Just humor him -- More sinister than I was prepared for -- Fake electors -- Powder keg. (Part II: The attack: January 6, 2021): The oath does not bend or yield to popular sentiment -- This is because of you! -- It turned out Kevin was lying -- These are the things that happen -- He was going to let the travesty go on. (Part III: A plague of cowardice: January 7 to June 30, 2021): Impeachment and 25th Amendment are real -- A vote of conscience -- Impeachment -- Trump lied. People died. -- Trump's not eating -- -- They stared down at their desks -- This isn't their party anymore -- But what if he is our only hope? -- That we love our country more -- The inescapable force of freedom -- A personal favor -- The power of propaganda -- Select committee. (Part IV: No half measures: Summer 2021 to Spring 2022): A different world -- McCarthy withdraws his nominees -- I was electrocuted again and again and again -- Hideaway -- Winning in court -- The Meadows text messages -- Presidents are not kings -- Legitimate political discourse -- Taking the 5th -- The illegality of the plan was obvious -- Trump thought Pence deserved to be hanged -- To the best of my recollection, I don't recall -- Not the mastermind. (Part V: The relentless march of evidence: May to December 2022): Seven-part plan -- I was slipping in people's blood -- A grave disservice to the country -- Tantamount to a revolution -- Conspiracy theories and thug violence -- It may have spiraled us into a constitutional crisis -- Hideaway 2.0 -- Ketchup on the wall -- We did our duty and we stood for truth -- President Trump is a 76-year-old man. He is not an impressionable child -- Freedom must not and will not die here -- You're welcome, @KariLake -- They knew -- State of mind -- Never again -- Unfit for any office -- Epilogue. Acknowledgments -- Notes.
Subject: Cheney, Liz, 1966- > Political and social views.
Presidents > United States > Election > 2020.
Capitol Riot, Washington, D.C., 2021.
Cheney, Liz, 1966-
Women legislators > United States > Biography.
Legislators > United States > Biography.
Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
United States. Congress. House > Biography.
United States > Politics and government > 21st century.
Genre: Autobiographies.

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