Washington – This morning, Wyoming Congresswoman and House GOP Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-WY) joined Fox News radio to discuss House Democrats’ efforts to undermine President Trump and our national security with their proposed War Powers Resolution which will be voted on in the House of Representatives today. Listen to the full interview here, and see an excerpt of the transcript below:
BRIAN KILMEADE: We’re talking to Congresswoman Liz Cheney, part of leadership and House Armed Services Committee Member. We know Soleimani—just the fact that they were spray painting his name on our embassies saying basically he’s in charge, knowing what he’s done in the past would have been good enough. Did the President and his team make a mistake saying, “we had to avoid an imminent attack” when just his presence should have made him a welcome target?
REP. LIZ CHENEY: Look, I think that we clearly were absolutely justified in taking him out, given what he had done in the past, given the American blood on his hands. It is also true, and I won’t talk about classified briefings, but you have seen publicly and saw yesterday and before what the President’s national security team, including the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, General Milley, have said publicly about the threats and the difference in the level of threats, and the difference in what they were seeing from Soleimani that led them to take this action.
The fact that, for partisan reasons, you’ve got the Democrats in the House of Representatives and Democrats in the Senate trying to come up with reasons why they oppose this action that the President took, and then today in the House putting a resolution on the floor. This resolution cannot become law, it’s a concurrent resolution. It will not ever become law, it is strictly a messaging activity by Representative Slotkin, Speaker Pelosi, and the House Democrats, and all it does is weaken the President. All it does is send a message to the Iranians that we’re not united as a nation, give them the opportunity to claim that President Trump’s hand is weakened. The Democrats have become so obsessed with that that they seem to be overlooking their obligation to the Constitution.