Republican Rep. Liz Cheney Gushes with Praise for Pelosi – Watch
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) is quickly fading into irrelevance, but before she disappears she took time to praise Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. She called her a “tremendous leader” on Tuesday.
Cheney was speaking with PBS when she commented and also said that as a leader she had “historic consequence.”
“I want to say a word about Speaker Pelosi. I did not really know her before I began work on the Jan. 6 committee,” Cheney began. “I’m not sure if I had ever spoken to her, actually. But since I have been on the committee — and I say this: Everyone knows she is a liberal from San Francisco, I am a conservative from Wyoming, there are many issues, maybe most issues, on which we disagree,” she continued.
“But I think she is a tremendous leader. I have watched her up close. She is a leader of historic consequence,” Cheney declared. “She has put this committee together and demonstrated her commitment to the truth.”
This high praise came after PBS host Judy Woodruff asked Cheney to respond to the attack on Paul Pelosi. Woodruff said the incident was “the latest example of political violence fueled by far-right conspiracies.”
Of course, law enforcement has not released evidence showing that Paul Pelosi’s attacker was motivated by “far-right conspiracies.”
Cheney wasn’t done after that interview, on the same day she endorsed Democrat Tim Ryan over Republican J.D. Vance for Ohio’s U.S. Senate seat.
“I would not vote for J.D. Vance,” Cheney said in her interview with PBS.
When asked if that means she would, instead, vote for Ryan, Cheney responded, “I would.”
And just the day before that, Cheney announced her first-ever endorsement of a Democrat when she campaigned for Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-Mich.).
“If we want to ensure the safety of our republic, we have to walk away from politics as usual,” Cheney said. “We are going to look beyond partisan politics. If the people in our party are not doing the job they need to do, than we’re going to vote for the people in the other party, because we are Americans above all else.”