Former Vice President Dick Cheney seems on as his daughter Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., takes the oath of workplace on the Home flooring 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 risk to the USA in a brand new marketing campaign advert for his daughter, Rep. Liz Cheney, days earlier than her Republican main election in Wyoming.
“In our nation’s 246-year historical past, there has by no means been a person who has posed a higher risk 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 final election utilizing lies and violence to maintain himself in energy after the voters had rejected him,” mentioned Cheney, 81, who served for eight years as vice chairman within the George W. Bush administration.
“He’s a coward. An actual man would not deceive his supporters,” Cheney mentioned. “He misplaced his election and he misplaced huge. I do know it, he is aware of it, and deep down, I feel most Republicans comprehend it.”
The 60-second spot, titled “He Is aware of It,” will run throughout Wyoming and on-line beginning Friday, the Cheney marketing campaign mentioned. The advert comes lower than two weeks earlier than the Wyoming Republican main, the place the incumbent Cheney seems to be in hassle.
Cheney is Trump’s greatest Republican critic in Congress and a number one member of the Home choose committee investigating him over the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot. For her refusal to again down from her criticisms of the previous president, she has been largely ostracized by her celebration and condemned by Trump’s loyal base of Republican voters.
Polls of the Aug. 16 Wyoming main present Cheney trailing her high Republican opponent, Trump-backed Harriet Hageman, by wide margins. Hageman has echoed Trump’s false claims that his loss to President Joe Biden within the 2020 election was “rigged” by widespread fraud.
But Cheney, not like another Home Republicans who voted to question Trump for inciting the Jan. 6 riot, has stored up her vocal assaults on Trump over the “Huge Lie.”
Her persistence could have broken her standing amongst some Republican voters, nevertheless it has not hampered her fundraising efforts: She has far outraised her competitors whereas assuring key donors and supporters that she’s going to continue to hold Trump accountable. Dick Cheney has been concerned in these talks as nicely, CNBC previously reported.
“Lynne and I are so pleased with Liz for standing up for the reality, doing what’s proper, honoring her oath to the Structure when so many in our celebration are too scared to take action,” Dick Cheney mentioned within the advert.
“Liz is fearless. She by no means backs down from a struggle. There’s nothing extra vital she’s going to ever do than lead the hassle to verify Donald Trump isn’t once more close to the Oval Workplace. And she’s going to succeed,” he mentioned within the advert.
“I am Dick Cheney. I proudly voted for my daughter. I hope you’ll too,” he mentioned.