Cheney, Omar reignite Twitter feud

Reps. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarTlaib says Trump 'scared' of 'Squad' Trump to return to North Carolina to stump for special election candidate Former GOP Rep. Jason Lewis says he'll challenge Tina Smith in Minnesota MORE (D-Minn.) and Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn CheneySteve King defends remarks on rape, incest The Hill's Morning Report - Trump hews to NRA on guns and eyes lower taxes Dick Cheney to attend fundraiser supporting Trump reelection: report MORE (R-Wyo.) feuded over Twitter Friday, renewing a fight between two of the House’s most prominent female members. 

The row began late Thursday evening after Omar slammed Cheney for saying that House Democrats’ investigations into Moscow’s election interference helped Russian President Vladimir PutinVladimir Vladimirovich PutinUS and Russia arms race would be detrimental to strategic stability Five things to watch as Trump heads to G-7 summit Biden blasts Trump's 'embarrassing' actions heading into G-7 summit MORE because they undermined "our democracy."

“Liz Cheney is accusing a committee investigating Russian election interference of...helping Vladimir Putin,” she tweeted. “This is an impressive lie even for the Cheney family.”


Liz Cheney, the No. 3 House Republican, is the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, and on Friday morning she fired back.

“No surprise @IlhanMN, an anti-Semitic Socialist who slanders US troops and carries water for Hamas and Maduro, doesn’t recognize the truth when she hears it,” Cheney wrote.

Omar, a freshman Democrat, recently drew bipartisan criticism over comments that some viewed as being anti-Semitic.

She’s also urged the U.S. not to intervene in the ongoing leadership dispute in Venezuela between Nicolás Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaidó, who the U.S. and other countries recognize as Venezuela’s rightful interim president. 

The Wyoming Republican said previously that Omar should be stripped of her membership of the House Foreign Affairs Committee over her comments about Israel.

Cheney also hit Omar earlier this week after she tweeted about protesters who were killed in the Gaza Strip.

“Real question is how many times will @IlhanMN rush to the defense of terrorists?” Cheney tweeted.