Liz Cheney Excoriated On X For Trump Remarks

Former congresswoman Liz Cheney (R-WY) — the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney — told ABC News on Sunday that Republicans have to focus on “defeating Donald Trump,” bringing on a backlash from the former president’s supporters on X.

“It looks like it’s most likely to be Donald Trump and Joe Biden, but we don’t know that for sure,” Cheney said. “I think it’s going to require making an assessment about sort of how we can most effectively mobilize people in both parties and mobilize independents, frankly, to stand against Donald Trump.” She is serious about defeating Trump in this election.

“There’s a lot that has to be done to begin to rebuild the Republican Party, potentially to build a new conservative party, but in my view that has to wait until after the 2024 election because our focus has got to be on defeating Donald Trump,” the neoconservative former congresswoman added. The remarks drew a backlash from Trump’s supporters on X.

One commentator on the social media platform wrote that Ms. Cheney is a “traitor” and part of a “corruption party” that took over Republicans during the Bush/Cheney era, “We no longer care what traitor Liz has to say! We want nothing to do with the Bush/Cheney corruption party, we are not going back to that.”

Another X user, whose profile says, “Trump 2024! MAGA, We the people support President Trump!,” wrote, “Liz Cheney is the biggest loser.” Cheney did lose her House seat in 2021 after a Trump-backed challenger defeated her in the Republican primary by nearly 30 points, and her criticism of Trump has been unrelenting ever since.

“This is a wonderful result for America, and a complete rebuke of the Unselect Committee of political Hacks and Thugs,” Trump wrote at the time of Cheney’s loss, referring to the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 protests.

“Liz Cheney should be ashamed of herself, the way she acted, and her spiteful, sanctimonious words and actions towards others. Now she can finally disappear into the depths of political oblivion where, I am sure, she will be much happier than she is right now,” Trump added.