Cheney to N.H.: Defeat GOP’s ‘Plague of Cowardice’

“Speak for us all. Tell the world who we are with your vote. Tell them that we are a good and a great nation. But make sure they know that we do not bend, we do not break and we do not yield in the defense of our freedom. Show the world that we will defeat the plague of cowardice sweeping through the Republican party.”

— “On a mission to keep former President Donald Trump from returning to the White House, former U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney implored New Hampshire voters Friday to use their upcoming presidential primary to send a message to the world,” the AP reports.

Cheney: McCarthy Is Leader of the ‘Pro-Putin’ Wing of GOP

“The idea that the party is now no longer going to support the Ukrainian people. For somebody who has the picture of Ronald Reagan on his wall in his office in the Capitol, the notion that now Kevin McCarthy is going to make himself the leader of the pro-Putin wing of my party is just a stunning thing. … It’s dangerous. He knows better. But the fact that he’s willing to go down the path of suggesting that America will no longer stand for freedom, I think tells you he’s willing to sacrifice everything for his own political gain.”

— Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) branded Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) leader of the “pro-Putin” wing of the GOP after he suggested cutting U.S. funding of Ukraine’s war effort, Politico reports.

Cheney Says Greene Is One of Moscow’s ‘Useful Idiots’

“Putin is targeting and slaughtering civilians in a brutal unprovoked war against Ukraine, a sovereign democratic nation. Only the Kremlin and their useful idiots would call that ‘a conflict in which peace agreements have been violated by both sides.’”

— Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) bashed Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) for her “useful idiot” views on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Cheney Challenger Toeing the Trump Line

“I wasn’t there on Jan. 6. I can’t tell you everything Pence did or didn’t do. What you need to understand is that, for most people out in the real world, none of us really care that much about what happened on Jan. 6.”

— Harriet Hageman (R), who is challenging Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) in a Republican primary, told the New York Times she didn’t know who the legitimate winner of the 2020 election was (“I don’t know the answer”) and couldn’t say if former Vice President Mike Pence had the authority to block congressional certification of President Biden’s election (“I’m not an elections attorney”).

Cheney Chides GOP Chumps

“The leaders of the Republican Party have made themselves willing hostages to a man who admits he tried to overturn a presidential election and suggests he would pardon Jan. 6 defendants, some of whom have been charged with seditious conspiracy. I’m a constitutional conservative and I do not recognize those in my party who have abandoned the Constitution to embrace Donald Trump. History will be their judge.”

— Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), in a statement after news she would be censured by the Republican National Committee.

Cheney to GOP: Reject White Supremacy

“You certainly saw anti-Semitism. You saw the symbols of Holocaust denial… you saw a Confederate flag being carried through the rotunda. We, as Republicans in particular, have a duty and an obligation to stand against that, to stand against insurrection.”

— Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), the third ranking House Republican, called on the Republican party to “make clear we aren’t the party of white supremacy,” CBS News reports.