The Wyoming representative gave a speech at Syracuse University in which she argued that Trump’s statements against McConnell and his wife are “an absolutely despicable racist attack.”
Liz Cheney sought the opportunity to express her discomfort regarding the comments made by former President Donald Trump against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, after writing on his social network that “he had a death wish”, in addition to assaulting his wife Elaine Chao. What the Wyoming representative called an “absolutely despicable racist attack.”
Liz Cheney, who is the vice chair of the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on Capitol Hill, warned during a presentation she gave at Syracuse University that Donald Trump’s comments could incite more violence.
“When you see former President Trump in the last 24 hours suggesting in a very thinly veiled way, using words that could very well cause violence against the Republican leader of the Senate, saying that he has a death wish,” Cheney argued when she gave the speech she.
And upset by the comments, she also added: “Launching an absolutely despicable racist attack on Secretary Chao, the wife of Leader McConnell, and then you see the fact that no one in my party will say that’s unacceptable. Everyone should be asked if that’s acceptable or not, and everyone should be able to say no, that’s not acceptable! They should be required to say that,” she added.
Last week, the former president took to his social network to fuel attacks against Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, suggesting that the Republican leader had “a death wish” since he had voted to pass legislation that was introduced by the Democrats.
The most unpleasant thing about the matter, and which has added criticism from other legislators, is that Trump referred to McConnell’s wife, the former secretary of the Department of Transportation as “his Chinese wife Coco Chow.”
Everything indicates that Donald Trump burst into anger, after Congress approved a resolution to finance the government until December 16 and avoid a closure. The bill passed with bipartisan support in the House and Senate, including Mitch McConnell’s vote.
Liz Cheney is one of the fiercest critics of Donald Trump, so she would not allow these expressions to be ignored, which annoyed her and, as she mentioned, they make her “despicable”.
At the end of last month, the Wyoming representative stated again that she will do everything possible so that Trump does not reach the White House during The Texas Tribune Festival.
“I will make sure that Donald Trump… I will do everything I can to make sure that he is not the candidate. And if he is the candidate, I will not be a Republican.”
The daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney lost her state’s primary election against Harriet Hageman, a Trump-backed candidate. And during a post-results interview, she said that she would think about running for president in 2024. She then hinted that she might run the independent candidacy herself.
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