Former Vice President Dick Cheney slammed former President Donald Trump, calling him a “coward” in a new TV ad that empowered his daughter, Wyoming GOP Rep. Liz Cheney, outside her elementary school on Aug. 16.
Liz Cheney is in a hotly contested race against Trump-backed attorney Harriet Hageman. While some of Cheney’s previous ads have included references to fighting for conservative principles and standing up to lies about the 2020 election, the new ad is Cheney’s first AdImpact-haunted to mention Trump by name.
“In our nation’s 246-year history, there has never been a person who poses a greater threat to our republic than Donald Trump,” Dick Cheney said directly into the camera in the 60-second ad.
“He tried to steal the last election with lies and violence to stay in power after voters rejected him,” Cheney says. He’s a coward. A real man would not lie to his followers.”
lic Cheney has been a vocal Trump critic, pushing back his false claims that the 2020 election was stolen. Her criticism of Trump cost Cheney her spot on the GOP leadership and made her one of Trump’s most important prime targets. She is now the top Republican on the congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.
Cheney currently represents Wyoming in Congress (there is only one congressional district) and she outstripped Hageman in the primary. But she still faces an uphill primary battle in a state that Trump carried by 43 percentage points in 2020.
Ben Kamisar contributed.
https://www.nbcnews.com/meet-the-press/meetthepressblog/dick-cheney-slams-trump-new-tv-ad-daughter-liz-cheney-rcna41606 Dick Cheney criticizes Trump in new commercial for daughter Liz Cheney