Former Vice President Dick Cheney has slammed former President Donald Trump, calling him a “coward” and calling him a “threat” to the country in a new campaign ad for his daughter, US Rep. Liz Cheney.
“In the 246-year history of our nation, there has never been a person who has posed a greater threat to our democracy than Donald Trump,” Cheney said in the one-minute ad posted on his daughter’s message. Twitter on Thursday. “He tried to steal the last election by using lies and violence to stay in power after the voters rejected him.”
“He’s a coward. A real man wouldn’t lie to his supporters. He lost his election and he lost big. I know it, he knows it and deep down I think most Republicans know it,” the 46th vice president added.
Cheney, who served under President George W. Bush, continued to praise his daughter, who is runningin the upcoming Wyoming Republican primary.
Cheney said he and his wife Lynn are proud of their daughter, who he said “stands up for the truth, does what is right and honors her oath to the constitution when so many in our party are too afraid to they are doing it”.
“Liz is fearless,” he added. “He never backs down from a fight. There is nothing more important that he will ever do than to lead the effort to make sure that Donald Trump is never near the Oval Office again and he succeeds.”
The three-term congresswoman, who voted to impeach Trump, currently serves as his vice chairresearching it .
She has been one of Trump’s most outspoken critics. In aLast month, he said it was a “tragedy” that Trump and other Republicans are falsely claiming the 2020 election was stolen.
“If we embrace Donald Trump’s lies, if we tell the people of Wyoming something that is not true, we will soon find ourselves without the structure, the foundation and the framework of our constitutional democracy,” Cheney said in her closing statement.