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Liz Cheney refutes Trump’s false claim of total authority: ‘federal government does not have absolute power’

“The federal government does not have absolute power,” Cheney, who serves as a member of House GOP leadership as Republican Conference chairwoman, tweeted on Monday evening, though she did not mention the President explicitly.

The Wyoming Republican invoked the 10th Amendment to the Constitution in her tweet, saying, “‘The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.’ United States Constitution, Amendment X.”

“When somebody is president of the United States, the authority is total,” he said. He later added he would issue reports backing up his claim, which legal experts say isn’t supported by the Constitution.

The claims come as US state, local and federal government officials contemplate how to reopen the country after a widespread shutdown of businesses and economic activity as a mitigation and containment measure to combat

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