Former Vice President Dick Cheney appears to be like on as his daughter Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., takes the oath of workplace on the House ground on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017.
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Former Vice President Dick Cheney assailed ex-President Donald Trump as a “coward” and a primary menace to the United States in a brand new marketing campaign advert for his daughter, Rep. Liz Cheney, days earlier than her Republican major election in Wyoming.
“In our nation’s 246-year history, there has never been an individual who has posed a greater threat to our republic than Donald Trump,” the elder Cheney mentioned in a straight-to-camera advert, which was shared on-line Thursday afternoon.
“He tried to steal the last election using lies and violence to keep himself in power after the voters had rejected him,” mentioned Cheney, 81, who served for eight years as vp within the George W. Bush administration.
“He is a coward. A real man wouldn’t lie to his supporters,” Cheney mentioned. “He lost his election and he lost big. I know it, he knows it, and deep down, I think most Republicans know it.”
The 60-second spot, titled “He Knows It,” will run throughout Wyoming and on-line beginning Friday, the Cheney marketing campaign mentioned. The advert got here lower than two weeks earlier than the Wyoming Republican major, the place the incumbent Cheney seems to be in hassle.
Cheney is Trump’s largest Republican critic in Congress and a number one member of the House choose committee investigating him over the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. For her refusal to let up on the previous president, she has been largely ostracized by her occasion and condemned by Trump’s loyal base of Republican voters.
Polls of the Aug. 16 Wyoming major present Cheney trailing her high Republican opponent, Trump-backed Harriet Hageman, by vast margins. Hageman has echoed Trump’s false claims that his loss to President Joe Biden within the 2020 election was “rigged” by widespread fraud.
Yet Cheney, in contrast to another House Republicans who voted to question Trump for inciting the Jan. 6 riot, has stored up her vocal assaults on Trump over the “Big Lie.”
Her persistence could have broken her standing amongst some Republican voters, however it has not hampered her fundraising efforts: She has far outraised her rivals whereas assuring key donors and supporters that she’s going to proceed to carry Trump accountable. Dick Cheney has been concerned in these talks as effectively, CNBC beforehand reported.
“Lynne and I are so proud of Liz for standing up for the truth, doing what’s right, honoring her oath to the Constitution when so many in our party are too scared to do so,” Dick Cheney mentioned within the advert.
“Liz is fearless. She never backs down from a fight. There is nothing more important she will ever do than lead the effort to make sure Donald Trump is never again near the Oval Office. And she will succeed,” he mentioned.
“I’m Dick Cheney. I proudly voted for my daughter. I hope you will too.”