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Hogan: I Stand with Liz Cheney

July 23rd, 2021 by WCBC Radio

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is expressing his support for Rep. Liz Cheney in her ongoing public fued with U.S. House Republicans and former President Donald Trump, and said he plans to support her reelection effort. 

"I have a great deal of respect and admiration for Liz Cheney. I think she showed a lot of courage when there were not too many examples of profiles of courage," Hogan said an interview covering several topics on "The Takeout" podcast on CBS released Friday.  

"We need a committee investigation," Hogan told CBS about efforts to look into the root causes of the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol by a mob of Trump supporters. "I am frustrated because on the one hand we do need to get to the bottom of it. We do need to have a fair and objective and bipartisan hearing. And now it's like typical Washington. It's devolved into both parties retreating into their corners."

Hogan was asked by CBS host Major Garrett about the key primary battles facing Republicans in 2022. Among the most important, he said, are efforts to oust Republican governors like Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp who did not go along with the former president's claims that the presidential election was stolen.