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Liz Cheney smacked GOP Rep. Jim Jordan's hand away when he tried to escort her during the Capitol riot, telling him 'You f---ing did this,' book says

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Liz Cheney wearing glasses: Rep. Liz Cheney. AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite © AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite Rep. Liz Cheney. AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite
  • Rep. Liz Cheney was mad at Rep. Jim Jordan during the January 6 Capitol riot, a new book says.
  • It said he offered help but she slapped his hand and said: "Get away from me. You f---ing did this."
  • Cheney was ousted from her high-ranking House GOP post over her criticism of Trump's election-fraud lies.
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Rep. Liz Cheney rejected help from GOP Rep. Jim Jordan during the Capitol riot, saying he was to blame for the event, a new book said.

The book, "I Alone Can Fix It: Donald J. Trump's Catastrophic Final Year" by the Washington Post reporters Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker, said that Cheney slapped Jordan's hand away as he tried to take her to safety, according to an excerpt obtained by The Daily Beast.


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According to the book, Cheney told Joint Chief of Staff Chair Mark Milley: "That f---ing guy Jim Jordan. That son of a b---- … While these maniacs are going through the place, I'm standing in the aisle and he said, 'We need to get the ladies away from the aisle. Let me help you.' I smacked his hand away and told him, 'Get away from me. You f---ing did this.'"

Republicans voted in May to remove Cheney from her high-ranking post as chair of the House Republican Conference over her criticism of Trump and Republicans who spread false claims about the 2020 election.

Jordan is one of the top proponents of Trump's bogus voter-fraud claims, and earlier this year refused to acknowledge that Biden legitimately won the election.

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