“‘In our nation’s 246 year history there has never been an individual who is a greater threat to our Republic than Donald Trump’”
That was former Republican Vice President Dick Cheney talking about Donald Trump in a campaign ad for his daughter, Rep. Liz Cheney, who is up for re-election in Wyoming.
In the campaign spot entitled “He Knows It,” Dick Cheney goes on to say that former President Trump, “tried to steal the last election using lies and violence to keep himself in power after the voters had rejected him.”
The viral video also shows Dick Cheney praising his daughter’s role as the chairwoman of the Jan. 6 Committee hearings. The bipartisan House committee has been investigating the insurrection on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, and presenting evidence that Trump and his supporters knew that he lost the 2020 election, but helped incite the riot at the Capitol complex while Congress was meeting to certify Joe Biden’s electoral victory.
“He lost his election, and he lost big. I know it, he knows it and, deep down, I think most Republicans know it,” Dick Cheney says in the ad.
Watch it here:
Dick Cheney, a Republican who served as vice president for President George W. Bush’s from 2001 to 2009, toed the party line and supported Trump’s 2016 presidential bid once Trump officially became the GOP’s nominee. But the political ad being passed around on Twitter on Thursday shows he’s had a change of heart.
He even says that, “There is nothing more important [Liz Cheney] will ever do than lead the effort to make sure Donald Trump is never again near the Oval Office again.”
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Liz Cheney has been a Republican representative for Wyoming’s at-large House congressional district since 2017. But she’s facing a GOP primary challenge from the Trump-backed Harriet Hageman in November. Hageman had a 22-point lead over Cheney in a Casper Star-Tribune poll from July.
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In July, a group of prominent conservatives released a 72-page report debunking Trump’s claims of election fraud in the 2020 Presidential election. The group concluded Trump “failed to produce substantive evidence to make their case.“