DICK Cheney served as the US vice president under President George W Bush from 2001 through 2009 and has been an avid supporter of his daughter, House Rep Liz Cheney.
The former vice president spoke out in an ad campaign on August 4, 2022, to criticize former President Donald Trump and voice his support for his daughter’s attempt at reelection.
Who is Dick Cheney?
He is considered the most powerful vice president in history during his eight-year term alongside former president George W. Bush.
Raised in Sumner, Nebraska, and Casper, Wyoming, Cheney went to Yale University and then the University of Wyoming, where he received his Bachelor’s degree before moving on to obtain his Master’s degree in political science at the University of Wisconsin.
He began his political career in the White House under former President Richard Nixon and former President Gerald Ford and served as the Chief of Staff from 1975-1977.
Operation Just Cause was an invasion of Panama to remove General Manuel Noreiga from power. He was then extradited to the US for drug trafficking and money laundering charges.
Operation Desert Storm was carried out during the Gulf War to expel Iraqi forces from Kuwait after they invaded and annexed the country months earlier.
Dick Cheney was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his leadership in the Gulf War by President George HW Bush on July 3, 1991.
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He is also thought to have played a significant role in the Bush administration’s response to the 9/11 attacks and the global war on terrorism that followed and during his visit to Afghanistan, there was a failed assassination attempt against him on February 27, 2007, when a suicide bomber killed 23 people.
Who is Dick Cheney’s daughter, Liz Cheney?
She is running for reelection but has been ostracized from the Republican party for leading the committee and has been strongly criticized by Trump loyalists and has been called a RINO (Republican In Name Only).
She was first elected to the House of Representatives in 2016 and later was elevated to the third-ranking Republican in the House but was removed from her position as chair of the House Republican Conference on May 12, 2021.
The decision came only 20 minutes after Liz Cheney told the House: “We cannot let the former president drag us backward and make us complicit in his efforts to unravel our democracy.”
Following her removal from her position, she told reporters: “I will do everything I can to ensure that the former president never again gets anywhere near the Oval Office.”
What did he say in Liz Cheney’s ad campaign?
Dick Cheney is featured in a new advertisement for Liz Cheney’s campaign to be reelected to her House seat in November 2022.
The ad, titled He Knows It, is an attack on former President Donald Trump and his influence on American democracy.
“In our nation’s 246-year history, there has never been an individual who has posed a greater threat to our republic than Donald Trump,” Dick Cheney said in the ad.
“He tried to steal the last election using lies and violence to keep himself in power after the voters had rejected him.”
He continued: “He is a coward. A real man wouldn’t lie to his supporters.
“He lost his election and he lost big. I know it, he knows it, and deep down, I think most Republicans know it.
“Lynne and I are so proud of Liz for standing up for the truth, doing what’s right, honoring her oath to the Constitution when so many in our party are too scared to do so.”
Dick Cheney addressed his daughter’s tenacity in the ad, saying: “Liz is fearless. She never backs down from a fight.
“There is nothing more important she will ever do than lead the effort to make sure Donald Trump is never again near the Oval Office. And she will succeed.
“I’m Dick Cheney. I proudly voted for my daughter. I hope you will too,” he said.