Cheney Says GOP Opposition to Their ‘Socialist Colleagues’ Is Not Race-Based: ‘Their Policies Are Dangerous’

House Republican Conference Chairwoman Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) declared that the Republican Party’s opposition to the progressive, “socialist” Democrats was based on their “dangerous” policies, not their race.

During a press conference on Tuesday, Cheney — alongside House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), and House Education Committee ranking member Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) — iterated that the Republicans’ opposition to their “socialist colleagues” in the Democratic Party was based on the “content of their policies” and had “absolutely nothing to do with their gender, with their religion, or with their race.”

The House Republican Conference chairwoman’s comments came as many lawmakers from both sides of the aisle rebuked President Donald Trump’s recent tweets alluded to members of the Democratic freshman “squad” — Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), and Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) — telling them to “go back” to their home countries.

“I want to make absolutely clear that our opposition to our socialist colleagues has absolutely nothing to do with their gender, with their religion, or with their race,” Cheney declared. “It has to do with the content of their policies.”

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Cheney continued on to say that her “socialist colleagues on the other side of the aisle” were “wrong” in their support of policies such as “partial-birth [and] late-term abortions,” a “federal $15 dollar minimum wage,” and those that “would eliminate all private health insurance” policies in the U.S.

“So, no, our opposition to our colleagues and their beliefs has absolutely nothing to do with race, or gender, or religion,” added Cheney. “We oppose them and their policies because their policies are dangerous and wrong, and would destroy America.”

As IJR Red previously reported, Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) called out both sides of the aisle on the issue, saying in a press release on Monday that “aiming for the lowest common denominator will only divide our nation further.”

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Phoenix
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Disagreeing with the politics is not racist. Telling a group of minority congress reps that they need to go back to their own country when only one was even born outside of the US is pretty racist. Not to mention pretty unfair to legal immigrants in general. Like… i get the racist card is overused, but this is actually a time where he purposefully and negatively brought race in on a point that didn’t need race involved at all. In any case – doing or saying something racist doesn’t automatically make you an all out bigoted racist. Most people can… Read more »

David
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Exactly. The Squad spreads vitriolic lies about our border patrol, the state of detention facilities, and Israel. They espouse openly socialist parties including Medicare for All (of the world..), open borders, and “popular control of resources and production”. Then, when anyone challenges them on these idiotic policies they cloak themselves in a robe of race, gender, and religion. A cheap and disgusting tactic.

Screwtape
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Their policies are also impractical, financially unsustainable, and short-sighted.

Notice how not a one has a workable scheme to make their ideology into reality?

That they have no idea how to finance their schemes except to take from others?

That their infanticidal practices hurt minorities most? (and their future voting base) No wonder they are looking for illegals as a new voting base.

We’re looking at a party that has impeachment at the top of its wish list and can’t even pull that off. (though I wish they’d try)

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