Republican congresswoman Liz Cheney has said the GOP must stop being the “party of white supremacy”.
In comments all but certain to further stoke division among Republicans as the party battles over its future, the daughter of the former vice president Dick Cheney, said it was vital not to ignore the symbols of racism and extremism that were on open display during the January 6 riot at the US Capitol.
“It’s very important for us to ignore the temptation to look away,” she said.
“It’s very important, especially for us as Republicans, to make clear that we aren’t the party of white supremacy.”
She added: “You saw the symbols of Holocaust denial, for example, at the Capitol that day; you saw the Confederate flag being carried through the rotunda, and I think we as Republicans in particular, have a duty and an obligation to stand against that, to stand against insurrection.”