Cheney takes on Trump

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01 July 2020, 01:38 PM
Cheney takes on Trump
Rep. Liz Cheney has suddenly become one of the most outspoken GOP critics of Donald Trump.

Even more surprising: The Wyoming Republican hasn’t faced any serious blowback from the president.

Criticizing Trump is not new for Cheney, the No. 3 House Republican. But she has increasingly called out Trump over his foreign policy decisions and leadership during the coronavirus crisis — a risky move in today’s GOP, where any break with Trump can fuel a primary challenge or nasty Twitter tirade from the president.

But Cheney’s found a balancing act that few Republicans have been able to achieve. And as the prospect of a post-Trump GOP begins to come into view, her relative independence from the president could position her for another rapid rise in party leadership.

“She’s got values, she’s got guts, and she says what’s on her mind. That resonates with a lot of people,” said Rep. John Shimkus (R-Ill.).


Outrage is warranted. But outrage unaccompanied by analysis is a danger in itself.


01 July 2020, 02:36 PM
Does not warm my heart, but glad she is doing that.
Her name probably offers her some protection from dedicated Trumpers.

After seeing how some people wear their masks I can understand how contraception fails.