(*9*)Former Vice President Dick Cheney ripped into previous President Donald Trump as a “risk to our republic” in a scathing advert supporting his daughter Rep. Liz Cheney in her uphill Aug. sixteen Wyoming Republican principal struggle.
Dick Cheney lambasted Trump as a coward who lied to the individuals soon after voters turned down him through the 2020 election, chiding that “deep down,” Trump and the GOP know he was defeated. He then hailed his daughter’s fearlessness in major the exertion to cease Trump from returning to the White Residence.
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“In our nation’s 246-calendar year historical past, there has under no circumstances been an person who is a larger risk to our republic than Donald Trump,” Dick Cheney declared in the advert.
“He tried using to steal the past election working with lies and violence to remain in electrical power soon after voters turned down him. He is a coward. A true guy would not lie to his supporters. He shed his election, and he shed massive.”
“In our nation’s 246 calendar year historical past there has under no circumstances been an person who is a larger risk to our Republic than Donald Trump.” Dick Cheney pic.twitter.com/erBPBNy8ah
— Liz Cheney (@Liz_Cheney) (*4*)
Due to the fact Liz Cheney started publicly criticizing Trump’s steps encompassing the 2020 election and joined the Residence Jan. 6 committee, her acceptance has nosedived amongst Wyoming voters. She is going through a hard principal problem from Trump-backed lawyer Harriet Hageman.
Dick Cheney held Wyoming’s lone Residence seat from 1979-89 ahead of staying protection secretary and then vice president beneath President George W. Bush.
Polls have regularly revealed Liz Cheney trailing, with just one in July demonstrating Hageman eclipsing her by 22 share details. Nevertheless, Dick Cheney voiced optimism that his daughter will prevail in her struggle from Trump.
“Lynne and I are so very pleased of Liz for standing up for the reality — executing what is correct. Honoring her oath to the Structure. So numerous in our occasion are far too worried to do so,” Dick Cheney ongoing. “Liz is fearless, she under no circumstances backs down from a struggle. There is nothing at all a lot more crucial she will at any time do than direct the exertion to make absolutely sure Donald Trump is under no circumstances yet again around the Oval Workplace, and she will do well.”
The Cheneys experienced the moment loved positions of prominence in Republican circles. Dick Cheney was vice president for 8 several years, and his daughter was the chairwoman of the House Republican Convention till she confronted a mutiny past calendar year soon after bucking the occasion with her criticisms of Trump for the Capitol riot.
Liz Cheney lately acquired help from Yellowstone star Kevin Costner. In June, studies surfaced that her marketing campaign was sending mailers with guidelines for Democratic voters on how to change functions.
The Wyoming Republican Residence principal will be a important exam of no matter whether just one of Trump’s most distinguished critics in the Residence can endure.