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

Rep. Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn CheneyLiz Cheney says world is more stable, 'safer' under Trump Sunday shows preview: Democratic candidates make the rounds after debate Overnight Defense: Afghanistan tops foreign policy issues at Dem debate | Erdogan says he'll discuss missile sale with Trump | US again challenges Beijing's claim to South China Sea 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 McConnellHillary Clinton: Voter suppression has led to 'crisis in democracy' in the US New York Times authors blame Kavanaugh correction on editing error: 'There was zero intent to mislead' The Hill's Morning Report - What is Trump's next move on Iran? 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.