Rep. Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn CheneyLiz Cheney says her father is ‘deeply troubled’ about the state of the Republican Party Ohio special election: A good day for Democrats 58 percent say Jan. 6 House committee is biased: poll MORE (R-Wyo.) on Wednesday said her father, former Vice President Dick Cheney (R), is “deeply troubled” about the state of the Republican Party.
“My dad is deeply troubled about where our party is, deeply troubled about where the country is,” Cheney said during an event hosted by the Aspen Institute.
She said her father, who served under former President George W. Bush, has been a “tremendous source of advice and guidance and wisdom for me.”
Liz Cheney has been among the most vocal GOP critics of former President TrumpDonald TrumpMajority of Americans in new poll say it would be bad for the country if Trump ran in 2024 ,800 bottle of whiskey given to Pompeo by Japan is missing Liz Cheney says her father is ‘deeply troubled’ about the state of the Republican Party MORE‘s failed campaign to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election and the Republican Party’s support of his efforts.
She repeatedly rejected his claims that the vote was influenced by fraud and that the election was stolen, which ultimately led the House GOP caucus to oust her from her post as conference chairwoman.
Cheney was one of ten House GOP members to vote to impeach Trump on a charge of inciting an insurrection following the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. She has frequently blamed the former president for the events that led to the riot.
The congresswoman is now one of two Republicans, along with Rep. Adam KinzingerAdam Daniel KinzingerLiz Cheney says her father is ‘deeply troubled’ about the state of the Republican Party 58 percent say Jan. 6 House committee is biased: poll Sunday shows – Delta variant, infrastructure dominate MORE (R-Ill.), serving on the select committee probing the attack. Both were nominated by Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiLiz Cheney says her father is ‘deeply troubled’ about the state of the Republican Party 19 House Democrats call on Capitol physician to mandate vaccines Ohio special election: A good day for Democrats MORE (D-Calif.).
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthyLiz Cheney says her father is ‘deeply troubled’ about the state of the Republican Party Press: Inmates have taken over the asylum 58 percent say Jan. 6 House committee is biased: poll MORE (R-Calif.) has been critical of their decision to accept the nominations, calling the two GOP members “Pelosi Republicans.”
Cheney’s comments about her father’s outlook on the current state of the Republican Party may come as a surprise to some, considering his reputation as being one of the most powerful vice presidents in history.
He was a key player in decisions made by the Bush administration, especially the move to send troops into Iraq following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Dick Cheney also represented Wyoming in the House before serving as secretary of Defense under the George H.W. Bush administration.
The former vice president, however, was critical of Trump at some points during his administration. He penned an op-ed, along with the nine living former Pentagon chiefs, calling on Trump’s Defense Department to refrain from obstructing the transfer of power for then-President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden nominates Mark Brzezinski to be U.S. ambassador to Poland 10 dead after overloaded van crashes in south Texas Majority of New York state Assembly support beginning process to impeach Cuomo: AP MORE’s administration.
William Perry, who served as secretary of Defense under the Clinton administration, later revealed that Cheney came up with the idea to write the piece.