Senator Ted Cruz criticized Rep. Liz Cheney over the prospect of running as a Republican candidate for president in 2024.
Cheney is well-known for siding with Democrats and turning on President Donald Trump.
She voted to impeach Trump over the events of January 6 at the Capitol.
She claims Republicans are “shameful” for denying Trump’s alleged responsibility for the riot.
CNN’s The Lead posed the question, “Is there a lane for Liz Cheney in New Hampshire in 2024?”
Cruz quickly responded, “Yes. It’s called the Democratic primary.”
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Yes. It’s called the Democratic primary. https://t.co/q31fFvQZOp
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) November 13, 2021
Cheney responded by suggesting Cruz is looking for the “secessionist vote.”
“I know you’re posturing for the secessionist vote, Ted,” Cheney said.
“But my party, the Republican party, saved the Union. You swore an oath to the Constitution. Act like it,” Cheney said.
I know you’re posturing for the secessionist vote, Ted. But my party, the Republican party, saved the Union. You swore an oath to the Constitution. Act like it. https://t.co/YyQ1XHRhCY
— Liz Cheney (@Liz_Cheney) November 13, 2021
Cheney, who is the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, has doubled down on her criticism of President Donald Trump.
As previously reported, Cheney said there is no doubt that Trump and Sec. Mike Pompeo are also responsible for what’s happening in Afghanistan.
Cheney said this “didn’t happen in a vacuum” when it comes to the withdrawal from Afghanistan.
“Look, I think absolutely President Biden bears responsibility for making this decision. But there is no question that President Trump, his administration, Secretary Pompeo, they also bear very significant responsibility for this,” she said.
She continued, “They [Trump and Pompeo] walked down this path of legitimizing the Taliban, of perpetuating this fantasy, telling the American people that the Taliban were a partner for peace. President Trump told us that the Taliban was going to fight terror. Secretary Pompeo told us that the Taliban was going to renounce al Qaeda. None of that has happened. None of it has happened.”
Speaking on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Cheney “voluntarily diverted the topic of the discussion to Trump after host Chuck Todd asked her whether ‘the Taliban is a direct threat to the United States,'” Biz Pac Review noted.
“Absolutely,” Cheney responded. “The facts make me say that. We know the Taliban has never renounced al-Qaeda. This is one of the things that was such an indefensible step by the Trump Administration…”
“When President Trump and Secretary of State [Mike] Pompeo decided that they were going to sign a surrender agreement with the Taliban,” Cheney said, immediately making it about Trump.
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