Fox News is set to air a viral campaign ad for Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) that features her father, former Vice President Dick Cheney, slamming former President Trump as a “coward” and a “threat to our republic,” The Hill reported Tuesday citing Cheney campaign spokesperson Jeremy Alder.
Alder told the news outlet that “the ad will air twice daily this week on Fox News’ flagship morning program ‘Fox & Friends,’ and once daily on network personality Sean Hannity’s prime-time program ‘Hannity.'”
“It’s important not only for Fox News viewers, but for the network’s hosts and top executives, to hear former Vice President Cheney’s warning about the ongoing danger Donald Trump and his lies post to our constitutional republic.,” Alder told The Hill in a statement.
Cheney’s latest ad featuring her father has gone viral since it was released last week. In it, the former vice president offers a scathing take on Trump, saying:
“In our nation’s 246-year history, there has never been an individual who is a greater threat to our republic than Donald Trump. He tried to steal the last election using lies and violence to keep himself in power after the voters had rejected him. 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.”
“There is nothing more important she will ever do than lead the effort to make sure Donald Trump is never near the Oval Office again. And she will succeed,” Cheney concluds. “I am Dick Cheney. I proudly voted for my daughter. And I hope you will too.”
Rep. Liz Cheney, who is currently the vice chairwoman of the House select committee investigating the Jan 6., 2021, attack at the Capitol, is facing an uphill battle to retain her congressional seat as she squares off against Trump-backed challenger Harriett Hageman (R) in her state’s primary election next week.
The congresswoman is currently trailing Hageman by a 22-point margin, 52 percent to 30 percent, according to a recent poll conducted by the Casper Star-Tribune.
Watch the ad below:
“In our nation’s 246 year history there has never been an individual who is a greater threat to our Republic than Donald Trump.” Dick Cheney pic.twitter.com/erBPBNy8ah
— Liz Cheney (@Liz_Cheney) August 4, 2022