Talking at a Guidelines Committee assembly on an election reform invoice, Senate Majority Chief Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) criticized Republicans for backing former President Donald Trump’s “large lie that the election was stolen.”

“Sadly, the large lie is spreading like a most cancers amongst Republicans. It’s enveloping and consuming the Republican Occasion, in each homes of Congress,” Schumer mentioned.

“Each Republican on this room is aware of Joe Biden received the election honest and sq.. Each Republican is aware of that Donald Trump perpetrated the large lie. However the value of admission in right this moment’s Republican Occasion is silence within the face of provable lies,” he added.

“Liz Cheney spoke reality to energy, and for that, she’s being fired,” Schumer mentioned.

Chief amongst Schumer’s issues: Republicans working to limit Individuals’ means to vote.

Don’t inform us these legal guidelines are about voter fraud,” he mentioned, referring to GOP claims that voter fraud is rampant regardless of proof on the contrary. “You’re extra possible in America to be struck by lightning than to commit voter fraud… These legal guidelines are about one factor, and one factor alone: Making it tougher for Individuals to vote.”

Schumer additionally got here to the protection of Consultant Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), whom Republicans are ready to oust from her place because the No. 3 Home Republican for refusing to entertain Trump’s fictions.

“Liz Cheney spoke reality to energy, and for that, she’s being fired,” Schumer mentioned.

The favourite to exchange Cheney in her function as convention chair is Elise Stefanik, who obtained Trump’s endorsement.