Liz Cheney’s incessant angst regarding Donald Trump has proven to be a real detriment to her political career, and now she appears to be asking her daddy for a little help.
Cheney has already been excommunicated from the Wyoming GOP over her anti-Trump stance, and her time as one of the token Republicans on the January 6th select committee has the MAGA movement mobilizing to keep her from winning her midterm reelection bid.
Now, instead of doing some outreach to this very vocal sect of the Republican voting bloc, Cheney is going on the offensive with a little help from her father.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney calls former President Donald Trump a “coward” and argues that Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming is “fearless,” as he stars in the latest ad released by his daughter’s re-election campaign.
“In our nation’s 246-year history, there has never been an individual who is a greater threat to our republic than Donald Trump. He tried to steal the last election using lies and violence to keep himself in power after the voters had rejected him,” the elder Cheney says in the ad, which the younger Cheney started running on Thursday, a week and a half before she faces a Trump-endorsed challenger in the Republican congressional primary Wyoming’s single congressional seat.
And there was no denying the sentiment.
“He is a coward. A real man wouldn’t lie to his supporters. He lost his election and he lost big. I know it, he knows it and deep down I think most Republicans know it,” the former vice president claims, as he points to Trump’s repeated unproven claims that his 2020 election loss to President Biden was due to massive voter fraud.
The former Vice President was a rather controversial figure himself, having amassed an enormous amount of business for Haliburton, a company that he worked with, in the rebuilding of Iraq after the US war there.