Liz Cheney on Christian Bale: He had chance to play 'a real superhero’ and ‘screwed it up’

Rep. Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn CheneyPhotos of the Week: Olympic sabre semi-finals, COVID-19 vigil and a loris Jordan acknowledges talking to Trump on Jan. 6 Stefanik calls Cheney 'Pelosi pawn' over Jan. 6 criticism MORE (R-Wyo.) said Wednesday that Christian Bale had the opportunity to play "a real superhero" in his portrayal of former Vice President Dick Cheney and "screwed it up."

The congresswoman was asked on "Fox & Friends" about Bale's Golden Globes acceptance speech, in which he thanked Satan for providing inspiration to play the lawmaker's father in the film "Vice."

"Christian Bale finally had the chance to play a real superhero and he clearly screwed it up," Liz Cheney said.

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She added that she's proud of her father and "very proud and honored to be his daughter." Cheney said she has not seen the movie, then transitioned into discussing the partial government shutdown.

Bale, who previously played the role of Batman for three movies, won the “Best Actor in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy” category on Sunday. In an acceptance speech that received laughter and applause from the audience, Bale also called Cheney and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellBiden's bipartisan deal faces Senate gauntlet The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Biden sets new vaccine mandate as COVID-19 cases surge Democrats warn shrinking Biden's spending plan could backfire MORE (R-Ky.) “charisma-free assholes."

Liz Cheney initially responded by suggesting Satan "probably inspired" assault allegations against Bale in 2008. Police did not press charges in the case.