Rep. Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn CheneyThe Memo: Never Trumpers sink into gloom as Gonzalez bows out Kinzinger says Trump 'winning' because many Republicans 'have remained silent' 'Justice for J6' rally puts GOP in awkward spot MORE (R-Wyo.) on Wednesday said her father, former Vice President Dick Cheney (R), is “deeply troubled” about the state of the Republican Party.
“My dad is deeply troubled about where our party is, deeply troubled about where the country is,” Cheney said during an event hosted by the Aspen Institute.
She said her father, who served under former President George W. Bush, has been a “tremendous source of advice and guidance and wisdom for me.”
Liz Cheney has been among the most vocal GOP critics of former President TrumpDonald TrumpCapitol fencing starts coming down after 'Justice for J6' rally Netanyahu suggests Biden fell asleep in meeting with Israeli PM Aides try to keep Biden away from unscripted events or long interviews, book claims MORE's failed campaign to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election and the Republican Party's support of his efforts.
She repeatedly rejected his claims that the vote was influenced by fraud and that the election was stolen, which ultimately led the House GOP caucus to oust her from her post as conference chairwoman.
Cheney was one of ten House GOP members to vote to impeach Trump on a charge of inciting an insurrection following the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. She has frequently blamed the former president for the events that led to the riot.
The congresswoman is now one of two Republicans, along with Rep. Adam KinzingerAdam Daniel KinzingerThe Memo: Never Trumpers sink into gloom as Gonzalez bows out Kinzinger says Trump 'winning' because many Republicans 'have remained silent' 'Justice for J6' rally puts GOP in awkward spot MORE (R-Ill.), serving on the select committee probing the attack. Both were nominated by Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiBiden pushes back at Democrats on taxes Yarmuth and Clyburn suggest .5T package may be slimmed Of partisan fights and follies, or why Democrats should follow Manchin, not Sanders MORE (D-Calif.).
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthyWhite House debates vaccines for air travel McCarthy on Dems' spending bill: 'The amount of money we spent to win World War II' Democrats lean into vaccine mandates ahead of midterms MORE (R-Calif.) has been critical of their decision to accept the nominations, calling the two GOP members "Pelosi Republicans."
Cheney’s comments about her father’s outlook on the current state of the Republican Party may come as a surprise to some, considering his reputation as being one of the most powerful vice presidents in history.
He was a key player in decisions made by the Bush administration, especially the move to send troops into Iraq following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Dick Cheney also represented Wyoming in the House before serving as secretary of Defense under the George H.W. Bush administration.
The former vice president, however, was critical of Trump at some points during his administration. He penned an op-ed, along with the nine living former Pentagon chiefs, calling on Trump’s Defense Department to refrain from obstructing the transfer of power for then-President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenCapitol fencing starts coming down after 'Justice for J6' rally Senate parliamentarian nixes Democrats' immigration plan Biden pushes back at Democrats on taxes MORE’s administration.
William Perry, who served as secretary of Defense under the Clinton administration, later revealed that Cheney came up with the idea to write the piece.