Washington – Representative Liz Cheney Told CBS 60 Minutes She Was “Wrong” Her objection to opposing same-sex marriage caused a public split with her family, including her sister, Mary, and her father, former Vice President Dick Cheney.
When asked about the issue by reporter Leslie Stahl during an interview aired on Sunday, the Wyoming Republican said his views on the subject had changed.
“I was wrong. I was wrong. I love my sister very much. I love her family very much,” she told Stahl. “It’s a very personal issue, and very personal for my family. I believe my dad was right. And my sister and I have had that conversation.”
Liz Cheney Famously broke up with her family in 2013 By opposing same-sex marriage ahead of a failed Senate bid. His objections caused a rift with his sister, Mary, a married lesbian. Mary’s wife, Heather Poe, posted on Facebook that year that Cheney’s position was offensive and that “I always thought freedom meant freedom for everyone.”
Cheney told 60 Minutes, “This is an issue that we have to recognize that you, as human beings, need to work against discrimination of all kinds in our country, in our state.” “We were at an event a few nights ago, and there was a young woman who said that sometimes she doesn’t feel safe because she’s transgender. And no one should feel insecure. Freedom means freedom for all.” “
Cheney Running for a fourth term in Wyoming in 2022. But his fierce opposition to former President Donald Trump, who still wields great influence in the cowboy state, has made his chances of re-election an uphill climb.
Cheney is the deputy chairman of a committee assembled by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California. who is investigating Trump’s role in the January 6 attacks by hundreds of his supporters against the Capitol while Congress was attesting to Joe Biden’s victory in the presidential election.
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In the interview, Cheney criticized Biden’s “truly disastrous policies” involving the economy and national security. “But the alternative cannot be someone who doesn’t believe in the rule of law, and who has violated his oath of office,” Cheney said.
He called House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy’s decision to court Trump after the rebellion was “unforgivable.” And that many Republicans on Capitol Hill have told him privately that they support standing for the former president.
“I mean, if they really think what you’re doing is right, and they praise it and encourage it, and they won’t, what is that?” Stahl asked him.
“The argument you often hear is that if you do something that is supposed to be against Trump, you will put yourself in political trouble,” she replied. “And it’s a self-fulfilling prophecy because if Republican leaders don’t stand up and condemn what happened then such dangerous voices in the party will only get louder and stronger.”
Trump vows to defeat Cheney in next year’s primary election Republican Harriet Hejman, an endorsement attorney. Cheney said that nothing less than the right of the Constitution is at stake.
“I think this will be the most important House race in the country in 2022. And it will be one where people will have an opportunity to say, ‘We want to stand up for the Constitution,'” she said. “A vote against me in this race, which is endorsed by Donald Trump, a vote for someone who is willing to perpetuate the big lie, someone who denies allegiance to Trump, allegiance to the Constitution. Willing to put it above, of course.”
Contribution: Associated Press.