Appearing on MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show, the former Wyoming congresswoman spoke about a part of her new book titled Oath and Honor: A Memoir and a Warning in which she said she heard Trump lawyer Jenna Ellis briefing "surrogates""advisers close to Trump with license to defend him publicly"and describing a scenario in which Vice President Mike Pence would refuse to count the votes of the 2020 presidential election.
The alleged plan to have fake electors installed to give Pence cause to refuse the certification of the election, Cheney said, became clear to her during the call.
"There had been talk [that] we were going to have these electors meet...but it wasn't clear to me what the contours of this particular part of the plan were until I dialed into that phone call," she said."
"Cheney added that she found through the investigation of the January 6 committee"of which she was a member"that Pence and those close to him had been having "discussions" with the Senate parliamentarian.
She said the call took place on January 4 and was a "dangerous and chilling moment."
According to a report by ABC News, Pence told special counsel Jack Smith that Trump had pushed the U.S. towards a "constitutional crisis."
The report also said that Pence wrote in his notes on Christmas Eve that he was "Not feeling like I should attend electoral count" as there were "Too many questions [and] too many doubts."
Pence was also concerned it would be "hurtful" to a person described as his friend, likely Trump.
"Therefore I'm not going to participate in certification of election," he added in the notes.
Pence would eventually oversee the certification process."