Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) was castigated online on Sunday after she appeared to repeat Trump administration talking points on North Korea and Iran.
During an interview on ABC's This Week, Cheney praised the foreign policy and military stance of the Trump administration and she accused former President Barack Obama of making the country weaker.
"My view, Martha, is that we are doing the right thing in terms of the policy towards North Korea, and when you look at the situation President Trump inherited, whether you’re talking about North Korea, whether you’re talking about Iran, whether you’re talking about the tremendous hole that the Obama Administration dug with respect to our armed forces around the world, the president is doing the right thing," Cheney said.
She also insisted that Trump is making the "right move" by deploying troops near Iran.
"There’s no question but that this threat," Cheney said of Iran. "It’s very important for the Iranians to understand that we’ll do what’s necessary to deter them from attacking us through our interests and we’ll do what’s necessary to make sure that they understand we aren’t simply going to sit back and allow them to take action that will put our people in harm’s way. I think the president is doing exactly the right thing and I support the actions."
Following Cheney's interview, Twitter users lashed out at the lawmaker for acting like a Trump sycophant. In one tweet, former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara urged Cheney to "read the Constitution" because she had misused the word "treason."
Read some of the tweets below.
Watching an interview with Liz Cheney of all people, this lady is defending the president in all of his actions. He… https://t.co/7U0bNW4J4K— Anne Sheridan Resistance. No DM's please (@Anne Sheridan Resistance. No DM's please)1558879415.0
Liz Cheney is complicit in undermining our democracy.— Bobby Garcia (@Bobby Garcia)1558880645.0
After watching @Liz_Cheney on This Week. On every question she bowed down to Trump. She used old GOP talking points… https://t.co/hryVGbMxjM— True Patriot 1776 (@True Patriot 1776)1558880653.0
I rarely watch Sunday political shows and Liz Cheney is reminding me why I don't watch them. This lady is worse than her father.— Justin Allen (@Justin Allen)1558880678.0
I used to respect Liz Cheney. No more @ThisWeekABC.— jenndreibel, MPA (@jenndreibel, MPA)1558880680.0
I never realized Liz Cheney was such a partisan hack who spouts nothing but Trump talking points. I'm disappointed. #thisweek— Darth Earl- protective facemasks won't kill you (@Darth Earl- protective facemasks won't kill you)1558880705.0
Elected officials keep making casual, ignorant, idiotic accusations of “treason.” Trump does it. Just saw Liz Chene… https://t.co/XWsJcJnbBM— Preet Bharara (@Preet Bharara)1558880774.0
Watching bloodless Liz Cheney interviewed on @ThisWeekABC it's easy to see how she turned on her own sister. Ambiti… https://t.co/7Ahf12TTM2— Sue Yellin (@Sue Yellin)1558880899.0
Watch Cheney's appearance on ABC below.