Donald Trump attempted Monday to change the language surrounding his loss in the 2020 election and his response. In a proclamation, Trump posted:
“The Fraudulent Presidential Election of 2020 will be, from this day forth, known as THE BIG LIE!” he wrote.
It appears that Trump is trying to continue framing the loss as a “stolen election” and is using this new proclamation as a litmus test to evaluate Republican loyalty to him and his base. The new claims come despite overwhelming evidence that the 2020 election was not rigged or stolen.
Not all Republicans are playing along with the former President. Liz Cheney, who has not ruled out a 2024 run herself and was the most senior Republican to call for Trump’s impeachment, fired back.
“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,” she tweeted. After her response, the hashtag #IStandWithLiz was trending on Twitter as many moderate Republicans appreciate her willingness to stand up to Trump.