Liz Cheney Sounds off on House Dems for ‘Sham’ Resolution That Avoids ‘Condemning One of Their Own’

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Representative Liz Cheney is firing back at the resolution passed by House on Thursday to condemn hate speech.

The lawmaker was one of 23 Republicans who voted against the resolution, saying that they agreed with the message but that it did not directly address the situation that motivated the resolution.

“Today’s resolution vote was a sham put forward by Democrats to avoid condemning one of their own and denouncing vile anti-Semitism,” Cheney said in a statement to The Daily Wire. “While I stand wholeheartedly against discrimination outlined in this resolution, the language before the House today did not address the issue that is front and center.”

The senator also called the resolution a “sham” in a tweet responding to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-N.Y.) criticism of the 23 Republicans who voted against the measure:

Cheney claims that Omar’s repeat offenses of insensitive remarks deserved to be called out directly instead of passing a broad resolution.

“Rep. Omar’s comments were wrong and she has proven multiple times that she embodies a vile, hate-filled, anti-Semitic, anti-Israel bigotry,” Cheney said. “She deserves to be rebuked, by name, and removed from the House Foreign Affairs Committee so that there is no mistake about the values and priorities that the House stands for.”

Watch Omar avoid questions about the incident:

Although Omar has apologized for her comments, she continues to criticize Israel in an insensitive way. Cheney says that Democrats’ reaction to this is a sign that the party has become extremely left-leaning.

“For Democratic leadership to kowtow to their radical members and refuse to offer legislative language that criticizes Rep. Omar’s statements in the strongest possible manner confirms what we already knew: that their party is controlled by far-left extremists who can’t even muster the courage to stand up to blatant anti-Semitism.”

Omar released a statement saying that she appreciated the broad language in the resolution that condemned all hatred toward minorities, but as for Cheney, she says that was not the point of the resolution.

“This is a sad day for the House and Democrats’ lack of action is fully responsible for bringing us to this unfortunate moment,” Cheney said.

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KhyberRifle
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Liz Cheney spoke the obvious; minced no words. What’s wrong with the picture when the Omar trash apologizes (in a manner of speaking) and AOC, yes, she who is mastering campaign finance on the fly, diddles the USA with anti-bigotry banalities? Dumbest thing she’s constantly done, just like her legislative colleagues who think bigotry can be KY jellied and thus usable politically, and can’t stop doing, is disrespecting people’s intelligence. Cheney’s got her Daddy’s shotgun and she’s no nonsense

Screwtape
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Reality. Who needs it? Certainly not a certain party on the Left.

Screwtape
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Cheney is correct in calling out the Dimocratic denial and cowardice, but she’s an idiot if she thinks they’ll act on it.

They are, after all the party of unreality.

fun thought: If I believe I’m a victimized, intersexionalized, POC (this part is true) do I qualify to be a Dim? What freebies can they promise me that others will pay for? There may be a way to game their system.

What if I identify as a Dim female but my female penis caucuses with the Republitards?

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