Cheney, Omar reignite Twitter feud

Reps. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarBiden leads 2020 pack in congressional endorsements Sanders wants one-on-one fight with Biden Jayapal: 'We will end up with another Donald Trump' if the US doesn't elect a progressive MORE (D-Minn.) and Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn CheneyThe Hill's Morning Report - Trump trial begins with clashes, concessions Cheney's decision not to run for Senate sparks Speaker chatter Hillicon Valley — Presented by Philip Morris International — Apple reportedly dropped plans to let iPhone users encrypt backups | Justices decline facial recognition case | Critics fear Facebook losing misinformation fight | Truce on French tech tax 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 PutinSchiff shows clip of McCain in Trump impeachment trial The need for clear thinking about Russia German president expresses 'sorrow' for Holocaust, warns 'spirits of evil' are rising 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.