Former President George W. Bush praised Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) on Friday for standing up to her political party and voting to impeach Donald Trump for inciting insurrection.
Recently, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) held a rally in Wyoming attacking Cheney and calling for her to be removed from office.
“The truth is that the establishment in both political parties have teamed up to screw our fellow Americans for generations,” Gaetz said. “The private insider club of Joe Biden, Mitch McConnell, Mitt Romney, Nancy Pelosi and Liz Cheney, they want to return our government to its default setting: enriching them.”
“The neocons say we got to fight them abroad so we don’t have to fight them at home,” Gaetz said. “I was going to say that maybe we ought to fight the neocons at home so we don’t have to fight them in Washington, D.C. But that’s problem, isn’t it, because the neocons are home at Washington, D.C.”
Bush’s spokesperson put out a statement on behalf of the former president on Friday saying he would be calling former Vice President Dick Cheney to wish him a happy birthday and to thank him for Liz Cheney’s service.
George W. Bush spokesman Freddy Ford tells me that “we aren’t thinking about the next election cycle yet. But I do know that President Bush is planning to call VP Cheney tomorrow for two reasons: to wish him a happy 80th birthday, and to thank him for his daughter’s service.”
— Alex Isenstadt (@politicoalex) January 29, 2021