Liz Cheney slams 'un-American' and 'dangerous' claims that Jan. 6 was a 'false flag operation'

Rep. Liz Cheney blasted Sunday's "false flag” allegations about the Jan. 6 rebellion.
Cheney flatly denied "lies" about Jan. 6 during a Sunday appearance on Fox News Sunday.

Tucker Carlson's streaming docuseries, Fox Nation, was criticized by Cheney. She said it is a platform for "lies".

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Rep. Liz Cheney said Sunday that allegations that the January 6 insurrection was "false flag" were meant to target Trump supporters. She also compared it to those who believe the September 11 terrorist attacks were an inside job.

The Wyoming Republican, along with Jim Clyburn, the Democratic House Majority Whip of South Carolina, dismissed claims that the Capitol riot was orchestrated by the "deepstate." This conspiracy theory stems from the debunked conspiracy that a network of officials is trying to undermine the government duly elected.

Chris Wallace, a host, asked Congresswoman if such claims were true. She immediately responded, "No, not at any."

Cheney, who is among the most vocal conservatives to deny Trump's false election claims around the 2020 election, is one the two Republicans serving on the January 6 select panel investigating the insurrection.

It's the same thing you hear when people say that 9/11 was an inside job. Cheney stated that it was un-American to spread such lies and they are lies. "We have an obligation beyond partisanship. We share Democrats and Republicans together and must understand all the facts about that day and hold those responsible accountable."

She added, "To call this a false flag operation in order to spread these kinds of lies it is really dangerous."

Wallace didn't say exactly where the allegations came from, but Cheney posted a tweet in October criticizing Tucker Carlson, conservative host, for his new series, "Patriot Purge," on Fox Nation.

The congresswoman wrote that it appeared that @FoxNews gives @TuckerCarlson a platform for spreading the same types of lies that caused violence on January 6. "As @FoxNews know, the election was not stolen and January 6 wasn't a 'false Flag' operation."

A trailer for the documentary shows an individual saying: "False Flags have occurred in this country... one of which could have been January 6th."

The docuseries has drew condemnation from Kinzinger, along with longtime Fox News correspondent-at-large Geraldo Rivera.

Recent weeks have seen the speed of the oversight of the January 6 select committee accelerate. A slew subpoenas were issued to request documents and testimony from people in Trump's professional circle.

In July, the panel held its first hearing. It featured testimony by four officers about their experiences protecting legislators and staffers from insurrectionists that broke into the Capitol complex.