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Read the full remarks: Rep. Liz Cheney delivers closing statement at prime-time Jan. 6 hearing

"Donald Trump made a purposeful choice to violate his oath of office, to ignore the ongoing violence against law enforcement, to threaten our Constitutional order," Cheney said. "There is no way to excuse that behavior. It was indefensible."
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At the end of the Jan. 6 committee's second prime-time hearing, Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., the panel's vice chair, delivered a lengthy closing statement focused on what she said were former President Donald Trump's "premeditated" efforts to convince his supporters that the election was stolen, leading up to the riot at the Capitol and his refusal to quell the violence.

Below are Cheney's full remarks as delivered from the eighth televised committee hearing on July 21: