Rep. Cheney pays tribute to the Women’s Suffrage Movement in closing Jan. 6 remarks
Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., paid tribute to the Women’s Suffrage Movement while wearing the symbolic suffragist color of white during her closing remarks Thursday at the Jan. 6 Select Committee Hearing.
During the hearing, Sarah Matthews also wore suffragist white while testifying before the committee. Matthews was deputy press secretary to former President Donald Trump, and testified alongside Matthew Pottinger, who was the deputy national security adviser to Trump.
“We’ve seen bravery and honor in these hearings, and Ms. Matthews and Mr. Pottinger, both of you will be remembered for that, as will Cassidy Hutchinson,” Cheney said.
Hutchinson is a former aide to then-White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows. Her testimony has revealed key details about the Jan 6. attack on the Capitol, including that Trump knew the crowd at his rally was armed.
Cheney praised Hutchinson for testifying before millions.
“She knew all along that she would be attacked by President Trump and by the 50, 60 and 70-year-old men who hide themselves behind executive privilege,” she said.
Hutchinson also wore the symbolic suffragist white during her testimony.
Cheney commended Matthews and Hutchinson, along with other women who testified at the hearings, including Caroline Edwards, Wandrea “Shaye” Moss and Ruby Freeman.
She said these witnesses were an inspiration to American women and to American girls.
“We owe a debt to all of those who have and will appear here,” Cheney said.