Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyoming) did not hold back on criticizing former President Donald Trump for his comments on Tuesday, praising Russian President Vladimir Putin‘s invasion of two Ukrainian separatist regions.

“Former President Trump’s adulation of Putin today – including calling him a ‘genius’ – aids our enemies,” Cheney wrote in a tweet. “Trump’s interests don’t seem to align with the interests of the United States of America.”

In an interview on The Clay Travis and Buck Sexton Show, Trump applauded Putin, with who he maintained a close alliance during his time in office.

“I said, ‘How smart is that?’ He’s going to go in and be a peacekeeper,” added Trump, who maintained a close alliance with Putin during his time in office. “That’s the strongest peace force. We could use that on our southern border. That’s the strongest peace force I’ve ever seen. There were more army tanks than I’ve ever seen. They’re going to keep the peace, all right.”

Although Cheney and Trump share the same party, she is one of the ex-president’s biggest critics. She voted to impeach him for his role in last year’s Jan. 6 Capitol riots, and the former President endorsed her challenger in her reelection battle in November.

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