Cheney, Omar reignite Twitter feud

Reps. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarPelosi, Democratic leaders seek to quell liberal revolt over border bill Sanders unveils student debt plan amid rivalry with Warren Sanders proposes canceling .6 trillion in US student debt MORE (D-Minn.) and Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn CheneyOcasio-Cortez on concentration camp remarks: Liz Cheney, GOP 'manipulating pain for political purposes' Ocasio-Cortez calls out Steve King, Liz Cheney amid controversy over concentration camp remarks Washington braces for Trump's next move on Iran 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 PutinTop Democrat accuses White House of obstructing review related to Trump-Putin communications Trump on addressing election interference with Putin: 'I may' Beware the Bolton path to US military strikes on Iran 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.