Former Vice Pres. Dick Cheney and his daughter Representative Liz Cheney (R-WY) joined Dems for this week’s Jan. 6 festivities at the Capitol building.
After Dems reportedly introduced themselves on the floor of the House to the former vice Pres., Dick Cheney slammed the GOP leadership for enacting America First policies while at the same time praising his daughter for “doing a great job” fighting those policies.
“It is not a leadership that even resembles any of the people I knew when I was in here for 10 years,” Cheney said.
“I am deeply disappointed we do not have better leadership for the Republican Party to help restore the Constitution,” he continued.
“It is a crucial historical event,” Dick Cheney added about the Jan. 6 festivities. “You cannot overestimate how important this is.”
“It is great coming back,” he said to reporters before reassuring the establishment news that not only is his daughter “doing a great job,” but he is “here to support her.”
House Republicans ousted Representative Liz Cheney from GOP leadership in 2021 due to losing the trust of the caucus after she sided with Dems during House Speaker Pelosi’s impeachment trials of former Pres. Donald Trump.
Pelosi also named Liz Cheney to the Jan. 6 investigatory committee.
“My daughter could take care of herself,” Dick Cheney defended Liz Cheney, who also slammed the GOP for following a type of “cult personality.”
“I think we have got to get back to a place where we are more focused on issues and substance,” Liz told reporters.
She is facing a hard reelection campaign against Harriet Hageman in her home state of Wyoming which had voted overwhelmingly for Pres. Donald Trump in 2020. Hageman has already been endorsed by Donald Trump.
In Nov., Wyoming Republican Party had a successful vote to no longer recognize Rep. Liz Cheney as a Republican.
“Rep. Liz Cheney quit recognizing what the people of Wyoming care about a while ago. When Liz Cheney launched her war against Pres. Trump, she completely went a different direction with where we are as a state,” Hageman said to the Casper Star-Tribune.
Author: Scott Dowdy