Liz Cheney Does Not Want to See GOP Majority in Congress

Republican Congresswoman Liz Cheney, who is unable to run for reelection, due to her defeat in Wyoming primaries, praised the leadership of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

The outgoing conservative congresswoman also warned voters against electing a Republican majority in the House of Representatives in next week’s midterm elections.

Cheney Sides With Dems in Midterm Elections

Cheney lost her primary elections against Trump-backed candidate Harriet Hageman in Wyoming; so she has now started campaigning against Republican nominees for midterm elections.

During an interview on Tuesday, Cheney noted she praises Pelosi for her leadership even though she differs from her point of view on most political issues.

Furthermore, Cheney asserted Pelosi is a liberal politician, while she is a conservative herself, so it is normal for both of them to have different opinions on most issues.

However, Cheney continued, Pelosi is an exceptional leader who has historically performed well in the House leadership positions.

Likewise, Cheney appreciated the role of Pelosi in the investigations of the January 6 Congress riots. She stated Pelosi created an investigation committee to find out the reasons for January 6 attacks, which shows her commitment to finding the truth.

Similarly, Cheney noted the existing polarization in politics is the primary reason why politicians try to criticize each other.

According to the outgoing congresswoman, most Republican politicians demonize Speaker Nancy Pelosi, while many Democrats chide Republicans, including her own father, Dick Cheney, who is the former vice president.

Cheney Blames Republicans For Existing Political Violence

In addition to that, Cheney said American politics is marred with violence, which is evident in the recent attack against the husband of Nancy Pelosi, Paul Pelosi.

Apart from that, Cheney lashed out at people who joked about the attack on Paul Pelosi, noting these types of behaviors do not depict the reality of America.

Later in the interview, Cheney established Republican politicians should condemn violence by not supporting the idea that the 2020 presidential election was stolen.

She argued every individual should speak against political violence, as it is not possible to trust politicians only who make excuses to defend violence.

Judy Woodruff, who was interviewing Cheney, asked her if Trump’s narrative would be successful if Republicans capture both the House and the Senate in the midterm elections. Responding to this, the congresswoman noted that a Republican majority in Congress would not be a good thing for America.

As per Cheney, Rep. Kevin McCarthy will lead the House of Representatives in case of a Republican victory, so he will transfer his powers to the radical elements of the GOP.

“Kevin McCarthy” by Gage Skidmore

November elections, Cheney continued, are a fight for America; so, Republicans should not win the House majority.

Cheney will leave Congress in early January. She is spending her last days in the legislature making endorsements in the midterm elections and completing the congressional investigations against former President Trump. 

This article appeared in TheDailyBeat and has been published here with permission.