Donald trumpDonald Trump Federal judge rejects Trump’s effort to block the release of the documents on January 6 Sununu underscores the uncertain path of the Republican Party to obtain a majority in the Senate Trump endorses Idaho lt. gov. against the incumbent Republican leader MORE responded to Rep. Liz cheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn Cheney In New Hampshire, Cheney Says Trump ‘At War’ With Constitution Kinzinger Says He Considered Firing A Gun On January 6 Kinzinger: Using ‘Fear And Darkness’ Will Win Midterm Elections In 2022, Will Cost The Long-term Republican Party MORE on Wednesday after the Wyoming Republican used a speech in New Hampshire to denounce the former president as an “insider threat” who wants to “undo the foundations of our constitutional republic.”
Typically, the former president released a statement mocking Cheney for his allegedly low approval rating before calling it a “threat to free and fair elections” because he rejected Trump’s unfounded claim that the 2020 election had been stolen from him.
“With a 19% approval rating in Wyoming, people know Liz Cheney. She is a threat to free and fair elections, which are the cornerstone of our country, because she easily gave in to the crime of the century, “said Trump, repeating a phrase he often uses to describe his electoral accusations.
It’s unclear which poll Trump is referring to by his claim that Cheney’s approval rating is 19 percent. A spokesman for the former president did not respond to a query about the number.
Trump also hit Cheney for his position on the Democratic-led House Select Committee charged with investigating the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol by a mob of supporters of the former president, accusing her of spreading “more than his lies “.
“Cheney is far more unpopular than his father, who just lost his job as the least popular vice president in American history for Kamala harrisKamala HarrisMcConnell: The 2022 Midterm Election Will Be ‘Very Good Pick For Republicans’ The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented By Facebook – Did Democrats Misunderstand Voters’ Call For 2020 Change? Christie on the 2020 election: ‘No matter where you are, it’s over’ MORE“He said.” Democrats would never tolerate a Liz Cheney in their ranks. If we had free and fair media, rather than corrupt media, those election results would never have been allowed to occur. Proof of wrongdoing and! fraud is huge! “
The former president’s comments came a day after Cheney delivered a scathing rebuke to the former president during a free speech event in New Hampshire. In his comments, he criticized Trump as a danger to both the Republican Party and the United States, and scolded Republican leaders who have acceded to the former president.
“Political leaders who remain silent in the face of these false and dangerous claims are helping a former president who is at war with the rule of law and the Constitution,” he said.
The back and forth between Trump and Cheney is not new. He has dogged her repeatedly since she voted earlier this year to impeach him for his role in the January 6 riot, and has vowed to campaign against him in his 2022 re-election bid.
Trump has already endorsed one of Cheney’s top challengers, Wyoming attorney Harriett Hageman.
Cheney, meanwhile, has not stopped criticizing Trump, despite facing fierce backlash from the right. He has repeatedly described him as a threat to the country and has urged Republicans to abandon him as a standard-bearer.