Dick Cheney excoriates Trump in an advert for his daughter Liz Cheney.

Dick Cheney excoriates Trump in an ad for his daughter Liz Cheney.

2022-08-06 01:06:00

A brand new commercial for Consultant Liz Cheney’s re-election marketing campaign encompasses a chief of a bygone period within the Republican Occasion excoriating the chief of the present one.

“In our nation’s 246-year historical past, there has by no means been a person that was a higher risk to our republic than Donald Trump,” Ms. Cheney’s father, former Vice President Dick Cheney, mentioned within the advert, launched lower than two weeks earlier than Wyoming’s main elections on Aug. 16.

He praised Ms. Cheney, who has grow to be a pariah amongst Republicans for her criticism of Mr. Trump and her work as vice chairwoman of the Home committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, assault on the Capitol, for “honoring her oath to the Structure when so many in our celebration are too scared to take action.”

The one-minute advert landed with a bang Thursday on social media, the place a single copy racked up seven million views. However in Wyoming, the place Mr. Trump received 69.9 p.c of the vote in 2020 — greater than in some other state — it’s extremely unlikely to sway any vital variety of voters in Ms. Cheney’s favor.

For many years earlier than Mr. Trump remodeled the celebration, Mr. Cheney was one of the vital influential Republicans within the nation: He was the White Home chief of workers underneath President Gerald Ford, secretary of protection underneath President George H.W. Bush and vp underneath President George W. Bush, a place through which he wielded unusual energy and was an architect of the U.S. invasion of Iraq. However the Republican Occasion of 2022 bears little resemblance to the celebration he held energy in.

No less than six of the ten Home Republicans who voted to question Mr. Trump might be leaving Congress in January: 4 of them are retiring and two have been defeated in primaries, with one other two nonetheless awaiting main outcomes a number of days after voting led to Washington State. It might take an astonishing political turnaround for Ms. Cheney to keep away from becoming a member of them. In a Casper Star-Tribune ballot final month, she trailed her opponent, Harriet Hageman, by 22 proportion factors.

In mild of these numbers, the advert, like a lot of Ms. Cheney’s public statements as a pacesetter of the Jan. 6 committee, appeared extra of an enchantment to historical past than one to the citizens.

Mr. Trump “tried to steal the final election utilizing lies and violence to maintain himself in energy after the voters had rejected him,” Mr. Cheney mentioned within the advert. “He’s a coward. An actual man wouldn’t mislead his supporters. He misplaced his election and he misplaced huge. I do know it, he is aware of it, and, deep down, I feel most Republicans understand it.”

Of his daughter, he continued, “There may be nothing extra essential she’s going to ever do than lead the trouble to verify Donald Trump isn’t once more close to the Oval Workplace — and she’s going to succeed.”

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