• Liz Cheney said in Reagan Library speech that men running the world "is really not going all that well."
  • Cheney said she's "incredibly moved" by young women who have testified before the Jan. 6 committee.
  • "The power is yours and so is the responsibility," Cheney said, addressing young women. 

Rep. Liz Cheney in a Wednesday evening speech at the Reagan Presidential Library praised former Trump White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson, who testified this week before the House panel investigating the Capitol riot, as a model for young women and joked that men running the world "is really not going that well."

"Let me also say this to the little girls and the young women who are watching tonight: these days, for the most part, men are running the world and it is really not going that well," Cheney said to laughter and applause from the crowd. 

Cheney said she's been "incredibly moved" by the young people she's met in Wyoming and Washington, DC, during her work as vice-chair of the select committee investigating the January 6 insurrection. 

"It is especially young women who seem instinctively to understand the peril of this moment for our democracy, and young women who know it will be up to them to save it," Cheney said. "And I have been incredibly moved by young women who have come forward to testify in the January 6 Committee." 

Cheney, in particular, praised Hutchinson, a 25-year-old former aide to ex-White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, who appeared in person to deliver bombshell, explosive testimony about what she witnessed before and on the day of the violent attack on the Capitol on January 6. 

Hutchinson, who had a high level of access to Trump from her position in the West Wing, said she was "disgusted" by the siege on the Capitol, saying, "We were watching the Capitol building get defaced over a lie." She was referring to Trump's insistence that the 2020 election was rigged and "stolen" from him, despite no evidence to that effect.

"Her superiors, men many years older, a number of them are hiding behind executive privilege, anonymity, and intimidation," Cheney said of Hutchinson. "But her bravery, and her patriotism yesterday, were awesome to behold." 

Cheney, from her perch at the hearings, has repeatedly called out Hutchinson's former boss, Meadows, and other high-profile witnesses for defying the committee's subpoenas to testify or avoiding testifying voluntarily. 

"Little girls all across this great nation are seeing what it really means to love this country and what it really means to be a patriot," Cheney said, referring to Hutchinson who sat for several closed-door interviews with the panel before appearing publicly. 

"I want to speak to every young girl watching tonight: the power is yours and so is the responsibility. In our great nation, one individual can make all the difference, and each individual must try. There are no bystanders in a constitutional Republic," Cheney added. 

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