Former VP Dick Cheney, left, sits with his daughter, newly-elected Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., right, as the 115th Congress convenes on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) has established herself as a no-nonsense Republican since she began her first term in Congress in January 2017.
Cheney, who is the GOP Conference Chairwoman, has proven she’s unafraid to take on powerful House Democratic leaders like Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Intel Chairman Adam Schiff, as well as narcissistic freshmen “Squad” members like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
It is perhaps those characteristics (and more) that journalists and critics (but I repeat myself) have in mind when they ask her if she’s anything like her father, former Vice President Dick Cheney.
Anyone who paid attention at all during the Bush/Cheney years knows that VP Cheney was arguably even more hated by Democrats than President George W. Bush. Cheney was viewed by media elites and liberal political analysts as the “brains” behind the Bush/Cheney team because – of the two – he was the most unapologetic about the decisions the administration made and policies implemented when it came to fighting the war on terror after 9/11.
But though Congresswoman Cheney has established herself as her own woman while in Washington, D.C., the comparisons to her father still persist, as exemplified by a Twitter user who responded to a tweet of hers by asking her if she was “as demonic as her miserable father”:
Are you as demonic as your miserable father?
— Frankie Sabath (@frankiesabath) February 13, 2020
Cheney didn’t miss a beat, and informed the person that she was “worse, actually”:
Worse, actually. https://t.co/4VfGuixHQo
— Liz Cheney (@Liz_Cheney) February 13, 2020
Rep. Cheney, who is the highest-ranking Republican woman in the House, is currently serving her 2nd Congressional term and is running for reelection. She decided last month against running for Senate, stating she felt she could make “the biggest impact for the people of Wyoming” by staying in her leadership position in the House and continuing to fight Pelosi.