|Washington – Wyoming Congresswoman and House GOP Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-WY) joined The Hugh Hewitt Show this morning to discuss the Trump Administration’s recent changes to the Endangered Species Act and the reported peace talks between the U.S. and the Taliban. |
Click here to listen to a portion of the interview and see the transcript below:
|HUGH HEWITT: Now I want to close by asking you about the change that was announced yesterday in the Endangered Species Act regulations. I spent 30 years as a lawyer doing ESA, these are long overdue, but the New York Times headline is about grizzlies and bald eagles. You’re from a state adversely affected by this Liz Cheney, are these necessary reforms?|
REP. LIZ CHENEY: We absolutely have got to reform the Endangered Species Act. It’s crucial, there’s been tremendous overreach from beyond what the Act was originally intended to do and I’m pleased to see the Department of the Interior taking that on.
I do want to mention, Hugh though, before we leave. I think it’s very important to focus on another topic, which is Afghanistan and reports we have that Zalmay Khalilzad may be close to an agreement with the Taliban. I’m really concerned about that, I think we’ve got to remember why we’re there and we cannot go down the path that the Obama administration went down of withdrawing in the face of a deal that is a phony deal.
President Trump has been unwilling to do that before and I really think it’s important to urge the administration, you know, don’t think you can put American security in the hands of the Taliban. Do not accept a deal. Don’t forget that if we don’t fight them there we have to fight them here. And we’re talking about people who gave harbor to the enemy who killed 3,000 Americans on 9/11.
HEWITT: We will repeat that message and we will carry it forward because I agree with you Liz Cheney. Again, Congresswoman Liz Cheney, Conference Chair of the House Republicans. Follow her on Twitter @RepLizCheney.