Washington – Today, Congresswoman Liz Cheney joined a number of her fellow House Republican colleagues at the U.S. Capitol Plaza to speak about the far-left, socialist agenda that Democrats have pursued during the first 100 days of their majority in the U.S. House of Representatives. Video of her remarks can be seen above and a transcript is included below:

“Thank you very much. 58 years ago, on this very plaza, John F. Kennedy was sworn in as President of the United States. And after he took the oath of office, he gave a speech that was a soaring call to freedom and to service. As we approach the hundredth day of the Democrat majority, our Democratic colleagues need to decide whether they are the party of John F. Kennedy or of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Sanders. They cannot be both.”

“President Kennedy understood the miracle of our founding and that freedom was at the very heart of it. He understood the sacred duty that each generation bears to defend and protect that freedom. He knew, as he said on this plaza, the rights of man come not from the generosity of the state, but from the hand of God. And he knew that socialism extinguishes freedom. In Kennedy’s time, the threat of socialism came from beyond our borders. Today, it rises in this very building behind us, the heart of our Republic, at the hands of members of his own party.”

“We are gathered here today to pledge to the American people that the Democrats who are embracing socialism will not prevail. Far too many Americans have bled and died securing our freedom. Thousands stand watch on the frontlines as we meet here today. We will never let the freedom they defend be taken away in the halls of Congress. We will not allow our Democratic colleagues to make the American people slaves of socialism. We will fulfill the sacred obligation and the trust passed down to us in the words of our greatest President at Gettysburg: ‘That we here highly resolve… that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people, and for the people shall not perish from the earth.’ We will not fail.”