U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney defended herself this week after going through criticism from conservatives following her fist bump with President Biden earlier than his tackle Wednesday to a joint session of Congress.
“I disagree strongly w/@JoeBiden policies, but when the President reaches out to greet me in the chamber of the US House of Representatives, I will always respond in a civil, respectful & dignified way,” Cheney, the third-highest rating Republican within the House, tweeted Thursday. “We’re different political parties. We’re not sworn enemies. We’re Americans.”
The Wyoming Republican had been criticized for the bipartisan gesture by distinguished members of the GOP, together with Donald Trump Jr., who referred to as her a “warmonger” for participating with a president who was delivering a “radical socialist vision” for the nation.
“So glad she’s in the GOP leadership, I guess they wanted to be more inclusive and put Democrats in there too?!?” he tweeted.
Even earlier than the fist bump, Cheney was below hearth by members of her celebration who had been annoyed that she voted in January to question then-President Trump.
Cheney survived a vote earlier this yr by House Republicans to take away her as their convention chair however she was censured by the Wyoming Republican Party and has confronted calls to resign.
Her impeachment vote and criticisms of Trump additionally impressed a number of Republicans to launch major challenges to her, together with Wyoming state Sen. Anthony Bouchard.
In the primary quarter of this yr, Cheney’s marketing campaign reported a report $1.54 million in fundraising, excess of Bouchard, who raised the second-most with $334,000.
Trump lately stated in a press release that he would quickly make an endorsement for a candidate working in opposition to Cheney.
Fox News’ Paul Steinhauser and the Associated Press contributed to this report.