ICYMI: Congresswoman Cheney Joins Fox & Friends to Discuss Border Security, Shutdown
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Liz Cheney joined “Fox & Friends” co-host Brian Kilmeade Wednesday morning to discuss President Trump’s Oval Office speech on border security and the Democrats playing politics with government funding.
BRIAN KILMEADE: Congresswoman Liz Cheney, part of the leadership in the House now, joins us now to react. Congresswoman, welcome, I’m just wondering if anything changed from last night’s address. What do you expect is going to be different today?
CONGRESSWOMAN LIZ CHENEY: Well, I think The President did a terrific job at laying out both what the nature of the crisis – it’s a humanitarian crisis and a national security crisis. The other thing that has not gotten enough attention is the fact that the White House has put on the table specific details about what the resources are needed for, and the Democrats continue to refuse to negotiate. You know, we’re in a situation, as the President said last night – I thought one of the most important points he made was – we can resolve in the in a 45-minute meeting. You know you saw Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi last night try to explain and try to spin what’s actually happening here. This could be resolved in a 45-minute meeting, and I think the American people want it resolved, so we stand ready to negotiate on it.
KILMEADE: Congresswoman, the word is that the time is not on your side, that Democrats gain the more people don’t get paychecks because President Trump said it’s my shutdown. What do you think?
REP. CHENEY: I just think that that’s political games. You know, we know that the most important thing we’ve got to do as elected officials is secure the border, keep the nation safe, and we’re not going to be partisan, you know, playing partisan games here. We’re going to make sure we do what’s necessary. We’re standing with The President. We had a great meeting last night with Vice President Pence, and we’re going to stand with The President on this one.
KILMEADE: You know, looking back, as we change gears, looking back at Bush 41, you had a sense of where America was and the respect we had towards politicians, and then you see this movie that no one saw, the Vice, on your dad and, basically, Christian Bale made it clear, he compared studying for, to play your dad as looking into studying to be Satan. What is your reaction to some people who are going to that’s real history?
REP. CHENEY: Well, look, I would just say that Christian Bale finally had the chance to play a real superhero, and he clearly screwed it up. So, I’m, obviously incredibly proud of my dad, very proud and honored to be his daughter, and I haven’t seen the movie. We’re in a situation where we’ve got really important work to do to get the border secure and to make sure that the Democrats stop playing games, come to the table. You know, I frankly don’t understand how it is – especially today on law enforcement appreciation day – that they’re taking the position that we ought to shut down ICE, that we ought to have open borders, and they won’t do their job, the job the American people elected them to do. So, we are in this fight to make sure we do the right thing. We’re going to continue to do that and stand with The President.
KILMEADE: I just hope, I think the American people want you guys to negotiate, and right now the Democrats are not negotiating.
REP. CHENEY: Exactly, that’s right.
KILMEADE: Liz Cheney, thanks so much.
REP. CHENEY: Thanks Brian, good to be with you.