Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) received some criticism for greeting President Joe Biden warmly before his address to Congress on Wednesday, and she fired off a response from her Twitter account.
Among those criticizing Cheney was Donald Trump Jr. who repeated the “warmonger” epithet his father used against Cheney on Tuesday.
“Republican” warmonger Liz Cheney gives Sleepy Joe a fist bump after he delivered a radical socialist vision for th… https://t.co/N0exn53GtV
— Donald Trump Jr. (@Donald Trump Jr.)1619725796.0
“‘Republican’ warmonger Liz Cheney gives Sleepy Joe a fist bump after he delivered a radical socialist vision for the future of America. So glad she’s in the GOP leadership, I guess they wanted to be more inclusive and put Democrats in there too?!?” Trump Jr. tweeted.
Cheney appeared to respond to the missive in her own tweet hours later.
“I disagree strongly w/@JoeBiden policies, but when the President reaches out to greet me in the chamber of the US House of Representatives, I will always respond in a civil, respectful & dignified way,” Cheney tweeted.
I disagree strongly w/@JoeBiden policies, but when the President reaches out to greet me in the chamber of the US H… https://t.co/hQvQ8NBehN
— Liz Cheney (@Liz Cheney)1619741241.0
“We’re different political parties,” she added. “We’re not sworn enemies. We’re Americans.”
Cheney laid out her disagreement with Biden’s policies in a separate tweet.
“Biden, Pelosi and Democrats are set on abusing their power and infringing on our freedoms as they try to pass their radical agenda into law,” she tweeted.
Biden, Pelosi and Democrats are set on abusing their power and infringing on our freedoms as they try to pass their radical agenda into law.
— Rep. Liz Cheney (@Rep. Liz Cheney)1619723760.0
The spat is just the latest in a feud among Republicans for control of the party. Cheney is in the leadership but voted to impeach former President Donald Trump in the second impeachment trial for incitement of insurrection. Allies of the former president aim to replace the leadership with Republicans that will continue Trump’s legacy and defend him publicly.
Trump assailed Cheney in a statement Tuesday after she told the New York Post that she would not rule out a presidential campaign in her future. She also said that she would not support any presidential candidate who had supported the effort to overturn the 2020 election.
“She’ll either be yet another lobbyist or maybe embarrass her family by running for President, in order to save face,” wrote Trump.
“This warmongering fool wants to stay in the Middle East and Afghanistan for another 19 years, but doesn’t consider the big picture — Russia and China!” he concluded.
Here’s more about the feud between Trump and Cheney:
Trump slams Liz Cheney, acusing her of being a ‘warmongering fool’