The re-election campaign of Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) unveiled a new ad space featuring her father, former Vice President Dick Cheney, in which he described Donald Trump as a “coward” and a threat to democracy.
“In our nation’s 246-year history, there has never been a greater threat to our republic than Donald Trump,” Cheney said in the video.
Cheney faces an uphill battle to retain her seat, as challenger Harriet Hejman, endorsed by Trump, will be popular in the state. The state primary is August 16.
Liz Cheney has staked her political future on her role as deputy chairman of the January 6 committee, which focuses on the role Trump played in instigating the attack on the Capitol.
Dick Cheney said on the spot, “Lynn and I are very proud of Liz for standing up for the truth, doing the right thing, honoring the oath of the Constitution at a time when many in our party are too afraid to do so.”
Liz Cheney’s role on the committee has won the hearts of her fans even among Democrats. Jeffrey Katzenberg is among those who have donated to his re-election campaign, while yellowstone Star Kevin Costner has backed his re-election bid.
— Liz Cheney (@Liz_Cheney) 4 August 2022