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Cheney: I can't ignore Trump because he 'continues to be a real danger'

Rep. Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn CheneyCheney: 'It is disgusting and despicable' to see Gosar 'lie' about Jan. 6 GOP's Stefanik defends Trump DOJ secret subpoenas McCarthy pushes back on Biden criticism of GOP at NATO MORE (R-Wyo.), who was recently ousted as House Republican Conference Chair, said on Sunday that she could not simply ignore former President TrumpDonald TrumpWhite House denies pausing military aid package to Ukraine Poll: 30 percent of GOP voters believe Trump will 'likely' be reinstated this year Black Secret Service agent told Trump it was offensive to hold rally in Tulsa on Juneteenth: report MORE because he "continues to be a real danger."

"Fox News Sunday" host Chris WallaceChristopher (Chris) WallaceSunday shows - Biden foreign policy in focus Pompeo defends Trump on Russia in Chris Wallace interview Lewandowski says Trump has not spoken to him about being reinstated MORE asked Cheney why she could not ignore Trump, instead of attacking him which he said would "alienate" Trump's millions of supporters in the GOP.

"Well, you know, I wish we could do that Chris but unfortunately, as I said over the course of the last several weeks, former President Trump continues to be a real danger," Cheney said.

"What he's doing and what he's saying — his claims, his refusal to accept decisions by the courts. His claims continued as recently as yesterday that somehow this election was stolen," she continued. "You know what he's doing is he's causing people to believe that they can't count on our electoral process to actually convey the will of the people."

"Those millions of people that you mentioned, who supported the President, have been misled. They've been betrayed," Cheney added.

When asked if she believed House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthyHouse Democrats' campaign arm raises almost million in May Five takeaways on the Supreme Court's Obamacare decision Environmental groups urge congressional leaders to leave climate provisions in infrastructure package MORE (R-Calif.) and newly elected House Republican Conference Chair Elise StefanikElise Marie StefanikWhite House denies pausing military aid package to Ukraine Canadian ambassador calls for close coordination in handling of US border Five takeaways on the Supreme Court's Obamacare decision MORE (R-N.Y.) were "complicit" in Trump's lies, Cheney said she did believe so.

"They are, and I'm not willing to do that," Cheney told Wallace. "I think that there are some things that have to be bigger than party, they have to be bigger than partisanship. Our oaths to the Constitution is one of those," Cheney said.

The Wyoming lawmaker said the last few weeks of in-fighting within the Republican Party was the "opening salvo in what is a battle for the soul of the Republican Party, battle for the soul of our democracy," appearing to echo President BidenJoe BidenObama: Ensuring democracy 'continues to work effectively' keeps me 'up at night' New Jersey landlords prohibited from asking potential tenants about criminal records Overnight Defense: Pentagon pulling some air defense assets from Middle East | Dems introduce resolution apologizing to LGBT community for discrimination | White House denies pausing military aid package to Ukraine MORE's 2020 campaign motto.