“My dad is deeply troubled about where our party is, deeply troubled about where the country is,” Cheney said during an event hosted by the Aspen Institute.
She said her father, who served under former President George W. Bush, has been a “tremendous source of advice and guidance and wisdom for me.”
Liz Cheney has been among the most vocal GOP critics of former President Trump‘s failed campaign to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election and the Republican Party’s support of his efforts.
She repeatedly rejected his claims that the vote was influenced by fraud and that the election was stolen, which ultimately led the House GOP caucus to oust her from her post as conference chairwoman.
Cheney was one of ten House GOP members to vote to impeach Trump on a charge of inciting an insurrection following the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. She has frequently blamed the former president for the events that led to the riot.
Cheney’s comments about her father’s outlook on the current state of the Republican Party may come as a surprise to some, considering his reputation as being one of the most powerful vice presidents in history.
He was a key player in decisions made by the Bush administration, especially the move to send troops into Iraq following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Dick Cheney also represented Wyoming in the House before serving as secretary of Defense under the George H.W. Bush administration.
The former vice president, however, was critical of Trump at some points during his administration. He penned an op-ed, along with the nine living former Pentagon chiefs, calling on Trump’s Defense Department to refrain from obstructing the transfer of power for then-President-elect Joe Biden’s administration.
William Perry, who served as secretary of Defense under the Clinton administration, later revealed that Cheney came up with the idea to write the piece.
Via The Hill