Rep. Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn CheneyHouse passes sweeping defense policy bill Trump rips Bush for backing Cheney Bush to hold fundraiser for Cheney 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 TrumpTexas announces election audit in four counties after Trump demand Schumer sets Monday showdown on debt ceiling-government funding bill Pennsylvania AG sues to block GOP subpoenas in election probe 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 KinzingerFifth House Republican comes out in support of bipartisan infrastructure bill Democratic leaders racing toward Monday infrastructure vote House GOP to whip against bipartisan infrastructure bill MORE (R-Ill.), serving on the select committee probing the attack. Both were nominated by Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiOvernight Energy & Environment — Presented by the League of Conservation Voters — EPA finalizing rule cutting HFCs Democrats steamroll toward showdown on House floor Panic begins to creep into Democratic talks on Biden agenda MORE (D-Calif.).
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthyFifth House Republican comes out in support of bipartisan infrastructure bill Watch live: McCarthy holds briefing with reporters The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Alibaba - Biden jumps into frenzied Dem spending talks 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 BidenTexas announces election audit in four counties after Trump demand Pennsylvania AG sues to block GOP subpoenas in election probe House passes sweeping defense policy bill 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.