Dick Cheney excoriates Trump in an ad for his daughter Liz Cheney.

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Politics|Dick Cheney excoriates Trump successful an advertisement for his girl Liz Cheney.


The one-minute advertisement landed with a bang connected societal media, but successful Wyoming, it is highly improbable to sway immoderate important fig of voters successful Ms. Cheney’s favor.

“I proudly voted for my daughter,” erstwhile  Vice President Dick Cheney said successful  a caller   advertisement  for Representative Liz Cheney’s re-election campaign. “I anticipation  you will, too.”
Credit...Liz Cheney for Wyoming

Maggie Astor

  • Aug. 5, 2022, 3:36 p.m. ET

A caller advertisement for Representative Liz Cheney’s re-election run features a person of a bygone epoch successful the Republican Party excoriating the person of the existent one.

“In our nation’s 246-year history, determination has ne'er been an idiosyncratic that was a greater menace to our republic than Donald Trump,” Ms. Cheney’s father, erstwhile Vice President Dick Cheney, said successful the ad, released little than 2 weeks earlier Wyoming’s superior elections connected Aug. 16.

He praised Ms. Cheney, who has go a pariah among Republicans for her disapproval of Mr. Trump and her enactment arsenic vice chairwoman of the House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, onslaught connected the Capitol, for “honoring her oath to the Constitution erstwhile truthful galore successful our enactment are excessively frightened to bash so.”

The one-minute advertisement landed with a bang Thursday connected societal media, wherever a azygous copy racked up 7 cardinal views. But successful Wyoming, wherever Mr. Trump won 69.9 percent of the ballot successful 2020 — much than successful immoderate different authorities — it is highly improbable to sway immoderate important fig of voters successful Ms. Cheney’s favor.

For decades earlier Mr. Trump transformed the party, Mr. Cheney was 1 of the astir influential Republicans successful the nation: He was the White House main of unit nether President Gerald Ford, caput of defence nether President George H.W. Bush and vice president nether President George W. Bush, a presumption successful which helium wielded uncommon powerfulness and was an designer of the U.S. penetration of Iraq. But the Republican Party of 2022 bears small resemblance to the enactment helium held powerfulness in.

At slightest six of the 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Mr. Trump volition beryllium leaving Congress successful January: Four of them are retiring and 2 were defeated successful primaries, with different 2 still awaiting superior results respective days aft voting ended successful Washington State. It would instrumentality an astonishing governmental turnaround for Ms. Cheney to debar joining them. In a Casper Star-Tribune poll past month, she trailed her opponent, Harriet Hageman, by 22 percent points.

In airy of those numbers, the ad, similar galore of Ms. Cheney’s nationalist statements arsenic a person of the Jan. 6 committee, seemed much of an entreaty to past than 1 to the electorate.

Mr. Trump “tried to bargain the past predetermination utilizing lies and unit to support himself successful powerfulness aft the voters had rejected him,” Mr. Cheney said successful the ad. “He’s a coward. A existent antheral wouldn’t prevarication to his supporters. He mislaid his predetermination and helium mislaid big. I cognize it, helium knows it, and, heavy down, I deliberation astir Republicans cognize it.”

Of his daughter, helium continued, “There is thing much important she volition ever bash than pb the effort to marque definite Donald Trump is ne'er again adjacent the Oval Office — and she volition succeed.”

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