Outgoing Wyoming GOP Rep. Liz Cheney claimed on Monday night that a Republican colleague of hers called Donald Trump ‘orange Jesus’ even as he signed a form formally objecting to the ex-president’s election loss.
The ousted conservative Trump critic recalled it happening in the GOP cloak room hours before the former president’s supporters stormed the US Capitol to stop lawmakers from certifying his defeat.
‘I was working on my remarks, I was supposed to speak that day and there were sheets of paper laid out on the desks. And I asked one of the staffers in the cloakroom, “what are these sheets of paper?” Because members were coming in and signing them,’ Cheney said.
The staffer told her they were objection sheets for whoever wanted to sign up to oppose President Joe Biden’s victory. Only one objection is required, but Cheney said ‘there were so many who wanted to show they were objecting that they’d set up these sign-up sheets in the cloakroom.’
‘As I was sitting there, a member came…