Cheney To Trump: ‘I Like Republican Presidents Who Win Re-Election’
On Sunday, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyoming), who’s seeking re-election in the 2022 midterms, posted a tweet with a picture of former President George W. Bush that read, “I like Republican presidents who win re-election.”
The caption in her tweet is an obvious shot at former President Donald Trump after his social media director posted a meme of Cheney and Bush.
Bush will be featured at a fundraiser event scheduled on October 18 for Cheney as she is facing a tough challenge by Harriet Hageman, whom Trump is endorsing to replace her.
Cheney, a daughter of Bush’s Vice President, Dick Cheney, is one of the 10 House Republicans to vote to impeach Trump back after the Capitol riot.
As a result, the Republican Party removed her from her leadership role as a House Conference Chair and replacing her with Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-New York).
Since then, Cheney has been one of Trump’s most prominent Republican critics, blaming him for the January 6 riot.
“Trump is seeking to unravel critical elements of our constitutional structure that make democracy work – confidence in the result of elections and the rule of law. No other American president has ever done this,” Cheney wrote in the Washington Post back in May. “The Republican Party is at a turning point, and Republicans must decide whether we are going to choose truth and fidelity to the Constitution.”
Cheney is also a part of the bipartisan January 6 commission, appointed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California).