Liz Cheney Calls Out Dem Women for Applauding Themselves but Not Trump’s Mention of US Values at SOTU

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Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) slammed Democratic women who gave a standing ovation for themselves but stayed silent during other important moments.

Cheney took to Twitter to point out that while the lawmakers cheered loudly for the largest number of women in Congress, they stayed silent during mentions of low unemployment and law enforcement.

“Things my Democrat women colleagues wouldn’t clap for at #StateOfTheUnion2019 tonight: America, freedom, free enterprise, law enforcement heroes, record low unemployment for women & minorities, the right of babies to live. Things they did clap for: themselves,” Cheney tweeted.

During President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address, he pointed out employment rates for women and the increased diversity of Congress.

“No one has benefited more from our thriving economy than women, who have filled 58 percent of the newly created jobs last year,” Trump said.

This got applause from the women in Congress, which erupted into cheers after Trump’s following statement.

“You weren’t supposed to do that,” Trump said. “Don’t sit yet, you’re going to like this. Exactly one century since after Congress passed the constitutional amendment giving women the right to vote, we also have more women serving in Congress than at any time before.”

However, others also pointed out the strange lack of applause for bipartisan issues such as minority unemployment and the economy.

During a time of disunity, it important for lawmakers to show they are willing to cheer for issues that are important for everyone, and the Democrats lost an important opportunity to do that during the address.

Please note: This is a commentary piece. The views and opinions expressed within it are those of the author only and do not necessarily reflect the editorial opinion of IJR.

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Lisa Whitley Umphlett

My daughter is 27 . Democrat. She just told me that she is not voting Democrat next election. She went on to tell me her friends are not either.

Cyndi Carpenter Quinn

Its all just petty immature “high school” games on the part of Dems. The statistics on improvement in America fall on deaf ears. They just want to “get Trump” even at the demise of the country.

Nira Ausman

It shows just how they have undermined our POTUS and our country! Praying we open our eyes to what’s going on and let our votes count and clean our government up!

Bob Johnson

They didn’t wear their pointy hat’s ?


How come nobody mentions that the last time that many Democrats wore white was at a Klan rally?

Apparently they are unaware that wearing white after Labor Day is a sartorial indiscretion.

Candy Reynolds

They all look like Flo from the insurance commercials. The behavior was reprehensible and juvenile. . A closed block of women who are out of touch. They would never make it in the real world. Disgusting, no integrity.


Y’all surprised?? Me neither. Left-wing-nuts.





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