Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) became angry and spewed lies while appearing with Fox News’ Bret Baier on Thursday evening.
She lost her cool after Baier pressed Cheney over her support of the Russian bounties lie that was used to sabotage former president Donald Trump’s peace talks in Afghanistan.
Journalist Glenn Greenwald pointed out Cheney’s hypocrisy in claiming she did not push the Russian bounties lie last year:
“The issue is not merely that Cheney lied: that would hardly be news. It is that the entire media narrative about Cheney’s removal from her House leadership role is a fraud,” Greenwald noted.
“Cheney played the key role in forming an alliance with pro-war Democrats on the House Armed Services Committee to repeatedly defeat the bipartisan anti-war minority [led by Ro Khanna (D-CA), Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) and Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL)] to prevent any meaningful changes promised by Trump during the 2016 campaign to put an end to the U.S. posture of Endless War,” he explained.
“Cheney is motivated by power, not ethics. In 2016, Trump ran — and won — by explicitly inveighing against the Bush/Cheney foreign policy of endless war, militarism and imperialism that Liz Cheney, above all else, still vehemently supports. What she is attempting to do is reclaim the Republican Party and deliver it back to the neocons and warmongers who dominated it under her father’s reign. She is waging an ideological battle, not an ethical one, for control of the Republican Party,” Greenwald added.
Liberty Conservative News has reported about the ideological battle that is occurring within the GOP, as nascent America First lawmakers take on the neoconservative old guard to determine the future of the party:
“Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) has penned an op/ed chiding his colleagues who are lobbying President Donald Trump to keep troops in Afghanistan as the “forever war caucus.”
Roy’s op/ed appeared in the Washington Examiner and was co-written by Jason Pye, who works as vice president of legislative affairs for FreedomWorks. They argued that the Afghan war effort is costly, counter-productive, and a human rights disaster. They credit President Trump for pushing for the removal of troops.
“Although the drawdown in Afghanistan doesn’t completely remove our military presence from the country, it continues the process of ending our involvement there almost 20 years after our brave men and women in uniform toppled the Taliban,” Roy and Pye wrote.
The authors hit lawmakers in both major political parties, many of whom receive significant campaign contributions from defense contractors, for wanting American troops to keep dying in the Middle East for a globalist empire.
“The criticisms of this drawdown in Afghanistan are disingenuous. The question critics of the decision don’t want to answer is, if we don’t wind down our involvement in Afghanistan and Iraq, when will we do it? The Taliban have met our conditions. Afghanistan held democratic elections. We’ve had a military presence in these two countries for nearly two decades. Some of our soldiers who are serving in Afghanistan and Iraq either weren’t yet born when Congress passed these authorizations or not old enough to remember the beginning of these wars,” Roy and Pye argued.”
Cheney is a favorite of the Democrat Party and the fake news media because she echoes their talking points. After she is inevitably booted from office, her family’s legacy will be permanently tarnished and deservedly so.