The fearless and relentless Representative Liz Cheney (R-WY) called out Donald Trump for his “death wish” comment against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). Then, the Wyoming representative added that the former president’s recent comments about his own Secretary of Transportation and McConnell’s wife Elaine Chao added up to an “absolutely despicable, racist attack.”
Cheney serves as the vice chair of the House January 6 Select Committee. And as such, she is one of the most knowledgeable representatives about Trump’s wrong-headed ways. The Wyoming representative issued a warning that Trump’s incendiary comments could easily incite violence.
When Cheney appeared at Syracuse University, she said:
“When you see former President Trump just in the last 24 hours suggesting in a pretty thinly veiled way, using words that that could well cause violence against the Republican leader of the Senate, saying he has a “death wish.”‘
Then Cheney suggested members of the Republican Party call Trump on his “despicable, racist attack on Secretary Chao:
‘and then, you know, launching an absolutely despicable, racist attack against Secretary Chao, Leader McConnell’s wife, and then you watch the fact that nobody in my party will say that’s unacceptable. And everybody ought to be asked whether or not that’s acceptable, and everybody ought to be able to say no, that is not acceptable. They ought to be required to say that.’
Secretary Chao resigned the day after Trump’s failed coup. And the former White House resident has long targeted her husband, Senator McConnell. On Friday, the ex-president wrote on his social media platform, Truth Social:
‘Is McConnell approving all of these Trillions of Dollars worth of Democrat sponsored (sic) Bills, without even the slightest bit of negotiation, because he hates Donald J. Trump. and he knows I am strongly opposed to them.’
Trump ranted on, pointing his human armed missiles at the Senate minority leader:
‘or is he doing it because he believes in the Fake and Highly Destructive Green New Deal, and is willing to take the Country down with him? In any event, either reason is unacceptable. He has a DEATH WISH. Must immediately seek help and advise from his China loving (sic) wife, Coco Chow!’
Cheney has been a leader in Congress, taking Donald Trump head-on after he refused to step down following the 2020 presidential election. Rather than admit he was a loser, the previous president whined, lying that the election had been stolen.
The January 6 Committee has been an ideal vehicle for Cheney to express her condemnation of the ex-president. She has had the ethical courage to sacrifice her job in order to save America’s democracy. Indeed, she lost her 2022 primary to a Trump-back challenger. Her term ends in January.
This time, the Wyoming representative called the ex-president out for being “inflammatory and racist.” Indeed, she said that Trump’s words could easily set off violent action by his lemmings against McConnell, Cheney, and Chao.
Chair of the January 6 Select Committee and Homeland Security Representative Bennie Thompson (D-MS), released a written statement that read:
‘Former President Trump’s inflammatory and racist attacks directed at Senator McConnell aren’t helpful to the nation or our democracy. Worse yet, they could incite political violence, and the former President knows full well that extremists often view his words as marching orders.’
The Wall Street Journal’s editorial board said that the ex-president’s campaign to hit McConnell “reckless.” It continued:
‘We live in a polarized political age when rabid partisans don’t need provocation to resort to violence. This makes Donald Trump’s latest verbal assault against Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell all the more reckless. The “death wish” rhetoric is ugly even by Mr. Trump’s standards and deserves to be condemned.’
Chair of the National Republican Senatorial Committee Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) was asked about Trump’s racist and volatile comments. He appeared on CNN’s State of the Union and gave co-host Dana Bash this sodden response:
‘I don’t condone violence, and I hope no one else condones violence.’
Taiwan-born Chao also worked as the Secretary of Labor for President George W. Bush.
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