On Tuesday, former President Donald Trump released a statement in which he called anti-Trump Republican Congresswoman Liz Cheney a “warmongering fool” who only teased she might run for president because she might lose her congressional seat.
Cheney has repeatedly attacked Trump in recent months, blaming the former President for the violence at the Capitol on January 6th.
On Tuesday, Trump responded to Cheney’s attacks.
Third ranking House Republican Liz Cheney says she stands by her statement that Trump assembled the mob and lit the flame of Jan. 6: “There are ongoing criminal investigations, and those will play out.”
— Hugo Lowell (@hugolowell) April 26, 2021
Trump Blasts ‘Warmongering Fool’ Cheney
“Liz Cheney is polling sooo low in Wyoming, and has sooo little support, even from the Wyoming Republican Party, that she is looking for a way out of her Congressional race,” Trump said in a statement.
Former President Donald Trump says Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney is a “warmongering fool [who] wants to stay in the Middle East and Afghanistan for another 19 years” and is worried about rejection by her Wyoming constituents, where she is polling poorly. pic.twitter.com/DfPE4RWzzI
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) April 27, 2021
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“Based on all polling, there is no way she can win,” Trump continued. “She’ll either be yet another lobbyist or maybe embarrass her family by running for President, in order to save face.”
Trump then become even more aggressive in his rhetoric.
“This warmongering fool wants to stay in the Middle East and Afghanistan for another 19 years, but doesn’t consider the big picture—Russia and China!” Trump said.
Pres Trump’s roasts Liz Cheney.
I’m guessing he affected a Mr. T voice as he dictated the “warmongering fool” part… pic.twitter.com/gqbZmXdKDq
— Steve Cortes (@CortesSteve) April 27, 2021
Cheney Received Backlash From Republicans For Impeachment Vote
When asked on Monday if she ever considered running for president in 2024, Cheney told a reporter, “I’m not ruling anything in or out — ever is a long time.”
Cheney is still part of House GOP House leadership despite almost facing censure for voting to impeach former President Trump in the wake of the January 6 Capitol Hill riot.
Mrs. Cheney also suffered backlash from Republicans in her home state for her stance on Trump.
Carbon County GOP Chairman Joey Correnti IV said in January, “Our representative did not represent our voice.”
“Our representative did not represent our voice,” said Carbon County GOP Chairman Joey Correnti IV, who presented the resolution to the central committee at a Saturday meeting where the vote took place.https://t.co/bMFx9Lr1g5
— The Washington Times (@WashTimes) January 18, 2021
Cheney also received a challenger for her seat, Republican State Sen. Anthony Bouchard.
But none of this has stopped Cheney from continuing to denounce Trump and Republicans who still support the former president.
“I think that we’re going to be in a good position to be able to take the White House,” Cheney said. “I do think that some of our candidates who led the charge, particularly the senators who led the unconstitutional charge not to certify the election, you know, in my view that’s disqualifying.”
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