Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) clapped back at Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) on Monday after the RINO congresswoman claimed that Cruz and other conservative lawmakers are “unfit for future office.”
In an interview which aired on Sunday on ABC News’ “This Week,” Cheney stated that she could not support GOP lawmakers such as Cruz or Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO), arguing that they have made themselves “unfit” for public service.
“When you look at somebody like Josh Hawley or somebody like Ted Cruz, both of whom know better — both of whom know exactly what the role of Congress is in terms of our constitutional obligations with respect to presidential elections — and yet, both of whom took steps that fundamentally threatened the constitutional order and structure in the aftermath of the last election,” the Wyoming congresswoman told left-wing reporter Jonathan Karl.
“In my view, they both have made themselves unfit for future office,” Cheney claimed.
GOP Sens. Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz have “made themselves unfit for future office,” Rep. Liz Cheney tells @jonkarl.
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) August 21, 2022
In a statement to TheBlaze, a spokesperson for Cruz clapped back at Cheney for her attack, saying that the Texas senator wishes her well on her 2024 presidential campaign as a Democrat.
“Sen. Cruz doesn’t need or want soon-to-be-former Rep. Liz Cheney’s endorsement, and he wishes her the best of luck in the 2024 Democrat presidential primary,” the statement read.
The Texas senator wasn’t the only Republican that Cheney decided to attack recently, as she recovers from her devastating primary loss by nearly 40 percentage points and begins her tour of interviews from sympathetic left-wing media outlets. The soon-to-be former congresswoman also took aim at House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), responding to his prediction that he will be voted Speaker of the House following the November midterm elections.
“My views about Kevin McCarthy are very clear. The speaker of the House is the second in line for the presidency. It requires somebody who understands and recognizes their duty, their oath, their obligation,” Cheney stated. “And he’s been completely unfaithful to the Constitution and demonstrated a total lack of understanding of the significance and the importance of the role of speaker.”
“So I don’t believe he should be speaker of the House,” she added.
McCarthy’s office did not reply to multiple requests for a response from TheBlaze, but one of his aides did make a comment about her attack last week.
The McCarthy aide used a quote from Cheney’s father, former Vice President Dick Cheney, to diminish the RINO congresswoman’s criticism.
According to reporting from Fox News, the aide cited an “ironic quote from her dad” made in 1976 while he was campaign manager for then-President Gerald Ford’s presidential campaign.
“Principle is OK up to a certain point, but principle doesn’t do any good if you lose,” Dick Cheney said at the time.
asked for a response from the GOP Leader, a McCarthy pointed to this "this ironic quote from her [Liz Cheney's] dad"
Dick Cheney campaigning in 1976: "Principle is OK up to a certain point, but principle doesn't do any good if you lose." https://t.co/vo7TR1DgdE
— Kelly Phares (@kellyfphares) August 17, 2022