Liz Cheney Slams Sanders After He Attacks Her Father: ‘Your Dick Cheney History Is as Defective as Your Economic Policy’

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Rep. Liz Cheney (R., Wyo.) on Friday shot back at Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) after he attacked her father, former Vice President Dick Cheney, in response to her criticism of socialism.

Liz Cheney delivered a blistering speech against Democrats on Thursday, in which she praised House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R., Calif.) and said that he would stand in opposition to "the fraud of socialism," which she said Democrats will push this session of Congress.

Sanders used Cheney's "fraud of socialism" line to attack her father.

"Rep. Liz Cheney, daughter of Dick Cheney, yesterday attacked ‘the fraud of socialism.' Really?" Sanders tweeted. "I wasn't aware that it was ‘socialism' that lied about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, and got us into a horrific war that we should never have started."

Liz Cheney responded with a quote-tweet doubling down on her previous comments, saying, "Yes, @SenSanders, son of Eli Sanders, socialism is a fraud."

"It steals power from the people & gives it to the government, crushes human freedom & initiative & devastates economies (ask the Venezuelans)," Cheney continued. "BTW – Your Dick Cheney history is as defective as your economic policy."

Sanders, a former chair of the Senate Committee on Veteran Affairs, has been a long-time critic of the war in Iraq and Dick Cheney. Back in 2014, he tweeted out a quote from former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.), who said, "Being on the wrong side of Dick Cheney is being on the right side of history."

Cameron Cawthorne

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Cameron Cawthorne is a Media Analyst for the Washington Free Beacon. He graduated from the University of Virginia in 2013. Prior to joining Free Beacon, Cameron was a Legislative Assistant in the Virginia General Assembly and a War Room Analyst at America Rising.

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