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Former President Donald Trump called out GOP Rep. Liz Cheney, Wyo., for “loving endless, senseless, bloody wars” during his rally in Wyoming on Saturday night.
Trump has called Cheney and his father, former Vice President Dick Cheney, “warmongers” who have driven the United States into international bloodbaths.
“The Cheneys are die-hard globalists and warmongers who have been dragging us into new conflicts for decades, spilling American blood and spending American treasuries all over the world,” Trump said in his remarks.
“That’s why Liz Cheney voted no to bring our troops back from Syria, where they didn’t even want to have us,” he continued.
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Trump’s comment on Cheney’s vote on Syria referred to the congresswoman’s opposition to the former president’s decision to withdraw US troops from Syria in 2019 ahead of a planned invasion of Turkey. Cheney called the decision “a catastrophic mistake” at the time.
“Cheney is leading the parade and trying to get us into a war with Russia or anyone else who wants to bite,” Trump said.
The Wyoming lawmaker has backed U.S. involvement in foreign conflicts, including efforts to aid Ukraine in its war with Russia. She co-wrote an op-ed for The Washington Post earlier this month with Rep. Jake Auchincloss, D-Mass., arguing that the United States should continue providing military aid to the Eastern European nation. East.
But Trump has lambasted members of Congress in recent weeks for their endorsement of the $40 billion military aid package for Ukraine.
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“Democrats are sending another $40 billion to Ukraine, but American parents are struggling to feed their kids,” Trump said in a statement via his Save America PAC earlier this month, in reference to the shortage. national infant formula.
The former president’s criticism of Cheney came shortly after a speech by Harriet Hageman, a Trump-endorsed candidate for Cheney’s seat in Congress. Cheney announced Thursday that she would seek re-election.
Cheney was met with Trump’s ire after he began criticizing his baseless claims that the 2020 election was stolen from him and after the representative voted to remove the former commander-in-chief following the Capitol riot. from January 6, 2021. She was removed from the GOP leadership last year after repeated criticism from the 45th president.
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She is one of two Republicans, along with Illinois Rep. Adam Kinzinger, to serve on the January 6 committee investigating the attack on the Capitol.
Trump lambasted Cheney at the rally for her stance on foreign policy, border security and election integrity, telling the crowd she was “America last.”
“She is the face of the Washington swamp and the same failed foreign policy of the Clintons, the Bushes, the Obamas, the Bidens and the whole sick political establishment,” Trump said.
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