Rep. Elizabeth Cheney slammed her “socialist colleagues” and other Democrats attacking President Trump for being “wrong” on a myriad of issues, including calling the president of the United States a racist.
The Wyoming congresswoman joined with Republican leaders in the House to address the war of words between Trump and four minority Democrats who have accused the president of making racist comments over the weekend.
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“Our opposition to our colleagues’ beliefs has nothing to do with race or gender or religion,” Cheney, who was joined by Reps. Steve Scalise and Kevin McCarthy at a press conference Tuesday, said.
“We oppose them and their policies because their policies are dangerous and wrong and would destroy America. The issue here is the content of their policies and we will continue to stand up and fight against what we know is wrong for this nation,” she said.
“This is the greatest nation that has ever existed, the exceptional nation. And they are wrong when they fail to recognize that no people have ever lived in greater freedom,” the No. 3 House Republican said, with the focus on Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts.
“They go on and fail to provide the resources our men and women in uniform need to defend that freedom,” Cheney added.
The progressive lawmakers have been in an escalating battle with the president since he tweeted that the progressive freshmen House members should ” go back and help fix the totally broken and crime-infested places from which they came.”
Omar, a Somali-born refugee who came to the U.S. as a child, appeared to knock Trump supporters across the country with a re-tweet as she shot back at Trump calling him “the worst, most corrupt and inept president we have ever seen.”
While Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi stepped in Monday to introduce a House resolution to condemn the president’s attack on the women, the president passionately doubled down in a press conference of his own Monday, condemning the lawmakers who “hate our country” while the “squad” slammed Trump and played victim.
Dem ‘squad’ puts on attention-seeking 5 pm victimhood presser; refuse to call Trump president https://t.co/GpsCpYCefF
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Cheney blasted the socialist Democrats on Tuesday, rolling out a laundry list of anti-American policies and positions they espouse.
“Our colleagues, our socialist colleagues on the other side of the aisle are wrong when they advocate abortion up until the moment of birth, including partial-birth abortion, late-term abortion, and when they refuse to mandate care for babies who are born alive,” she began.
“Our colleagues are wrong where they say that we should open America’s borders, abolish ICE and abolish DHS. They’re wrong when they advocate policies that would eliminate all private health insurance in this country, destroy Medicare, and force the American people to pay for free healthcare for illegal immigrants,” Cheney continued, slamming Democrats’ call for a $15 minimum wage as a “callousness that’s born of ignorance.”
She called out socialist programs that will lead to massive government dependency and also condemned as “wrong” the Democrats’ support of abolishing the Electoral College and advocating packing the Supreme Court.
“And our colleagues are wrong when they tell Americans, when Congresswoman Pressley did just last weekend, that any individual seat at the table is only valuable, only legitimate if that person espouses some pre-approved set of beliefs deemed appropriate based on their religion or their gender or their race. When they say that, that is racist,” Cheney said, referring to Pressley’s latest identity politics antics.
“We don’t need any more brown faces that don’t want to be a brown voice,” the Democrat said at a conference over the weekend, suggesting that lawmakers should represent issues and policies based on their race.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy also spoke at the press conference Tuesday, defending Trump and reiterating that he did not see the president’s remarks to be racist.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) July 16, 2019
“I believe this is about ideology,” McCarthy stated. “This is about socialism versus freedom. And it’s very clear with the debate that’s happening.”
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