Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) appeared on the ABC weekly news show “This Week” Sunday and did little more than spout White House talking points on the issues of North Korea and Iran, leading to Cheney getting a major slap down online from former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara.
Asked about recent news that North Korea is again testing missiles and the Trump administration is sending a carrier battle group and 1,500 additional U.S. military personnel to the Middle East, Cheney tried desperately to blame the developments on former President Barack Obama, telling host Martha Raddatz:
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“My view, Martha, is that we are doing the right thing in terms of the policy towards North Korea, and when you look at the situation President Trump inherited, whether you’re talking about North Korea, whether you’re talking about Iran, whether you’re talking about the tremendous hole that the Obama Administration dug with respect to our armed forces around the world, the president is doing the right thing.”
Cheney added that she fully supported the saber rattling Trump has been aiming in the direction of the Iranians:
“There’s no question but that this threat. It’s very important for the Iranians to understand that we’ll do what’s necessary to deter them from attacking us through our interests and we’ll do what’s necessary to make sure that they understand we aren’t simply going to sit back and allow them to take action that will put our people in harm’s way. I think the president is doing exactly the right thing and I support the actions.”
Cheney’s blind obedience to the president earned her widespread ridicule on Twitter, including from Bharaha. Take a look:
Watching an interview with Liz Cheney of all people, this lady is defending the president in all of his actions. Her father halliburton made millions and millions if not billions of dollars during the Iraq war, then shot somebody. She’s as crazy as her father !!!!!?
— Anne Sheridan Resistance. (@asher41600) May 26, 2019
After watching @Liz_Cheney on This Week.
On every question she bowed down to Trump. She used old GOP talking points. Not one independent thought.
She couldn’t even bring herself to say, it would be wrong to pardon war criminals.
Disgusting display of a sycophant congress member.
— True Patriot 1776 (@T12606033) May 26, 2019
Liz Cheney is a disgrace to women of integrity these Republicans sold their souls to the devil for trump and are a permanent stain on justice
— silky (@tantacherrypie) May 26, 2019
I never realized Liz Cheney was such a partisan hack who spouts nothing but Trump talking points. I’m disappointed. #thisweek
— Darth Earl (@EarlLipphardtJr) May 26, 2019
Elected officials keep making casual, ignorant, idiotic accusations of “treason.” Trump does it. Just saw Liz Cheney do it. Read the Constitution and knock it the hell off.
— Preet Bharara (@PreetBharara) May 26, 2019
How can #LizCheney favor what TRUMP is doing in “pushing” for a conflict with Iran? How can #LizCheney favor what #Barr is doing? How can #LizCheney favor TRUMP pardoning war criminals? If WOMEN want to be seen as “equals” then see a shrink about your #DaddyIssues!! @ThisWeekABC
— 🔥Carmen Luna🔥 (@growApair777) May 26, 2019
Watching bloodless Liz Cheney interviewed on @ThisWeekABC it’s easy to see how she turned on her own sister. Ambition over principles, over truth. One of the most ruthless of the GOP.
— Sue Yellin (@sueyellin) May 26, 2019
Here’s the “This Week” interview with Cheney, which begins at the 9:51 mark: