The daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney received harsh criticism online after attempting to defend her father's infamous push for the United States to invade and occupy Iraq.
For days, Rep. Liz Cheney as been defending the position taken by Montana Governor Steve Bullock that the United States should be open to preemptively launching nuclear attacks. Bullock was criticized for his position by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) during the second round of Democratic debates.
"Taking national security advice from a Cheney has already caused irreparable damage to our country. We don't need any more, thanks," Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) tweeted on Tuesday.
In 2002, Sen. Sanders voted against the Iraq War.
"No surprise commie Bernie Sanders, who honeymooned in Soviet Union, is ok with U.S. getting attacked first. (On a side note, he seems to have daddy issues...with my daddy)," Cheney tweeted in response.
No surprise commie @BernieSanders, who honeymooned in Soviet Union, is ok with U.S. getting attacked first. (On a s… https://t.co/ugowNU3i1K— Liz Cheney (@Liz Cheney)1564778578.0
The internet was less than impressed with her argument. Here is some of what people were saying:
Your "daddy" helped lie America into a war where over 4400 of our brothers and sisters died. He still has not even… https://t.co/xn6CVs9OVs— VoteVets (Text VOTEVETS to 88424) (@VoteVets (Text VOTEVETS to 88424))1564781129.0
@Liz_Cheney @BernieSanders if you think bernie has issues with your daddy wait till you hear about the international criminal court— just a hole i shout in (@just a hole i shout in)1564779701.0
@Liz_Cheney @BernieSanders A lot of people have daddy issues with your daddy. It's cause their daddies died fighti… https://t.co/cp92VcdC4S— Rich voted for Biden and against racism (@Rich voted for Biden and against racism)1564778783.0
@Liz_Cheney @BernieSanders Red-baiting: the last refuge of the Cheney.— Dave Zirin (@Dave Zirin)1564785432.0
@Liz_Cheney @BernieSanders Your daddy is a dick, figuratively and literally.— Tony Posnanski (@Tony Posnanski)1564785576.0
@Liz_Cheney @BernieSanders Those aren’t daddy issues, those are principals But you probably wouldn’t know much about that— Nichole (@Nichole)1564783632.0
@Liz_Cheney @BernieSanders Dear Liz Cheney- your father is a war criminal and a liar. And you are a disgrace, since… https://t.co/Oa5r2qE56G— Josh Fox GreenNewDeal (@Josh Fox GreenNewDeal)1564785443.0
@Liz_Cheney @BernieSanders No surprise the war criminal Cheney family wants to commit more war crimes. #TheHague— The Ginger 🌹 (@The Ginger 🌹)1564783455.0
@Liz_Cheney @BernieSanders Is Liz Cheney suggesting that folks who travel to Russia aren't Patriots? Then Liz must… https://t.co/0XE2ZDJ0Kn— Rise of the Alien Queen (@Rise of the Alien Queen)1564783068.0
@Liz_Cheney @BernieSanders If somebody doesn't have issues with your daddy, there's something very wrong with them.… https://t.co/1NwibGHBdM— Adam Best (@Adam Best)1564779672.0
@Liz_Cheney @BernieSanders You’re a fvcking idiot. Name the only country that used nuclear weapons. The neocons are… https://t.co/pEkemXTn2g— I’m ready for Spring 2021. F**k 2020. ❤️ (@I’m ready for Spring 2021. F**k 2020. ❤️)1564785471.0
@Liz_Cheney @BernieSanders Probably because your father is a war criminal. Just a thought.— Thor Benson (@Thor Benson)1564779994.0
@Liz_Cheney @BernieSanders ┏┓ ┃┃╱╲ In this ┃╱╱╲╲ house ╱╱╭╮╲╲ we ▔▏┗┛▕▔ kick out ╱▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔╲ War cri… https://t.co/kuoa2MFgZ6— People for Bernie (@People for Bernie)1564781945.0
@Liz_Cheney @BernieSanders Now ask your daddy and Harry Whittington’s face who shot first 😂 https://t.co/8uDx0rZVEj— Ned Pyle (@Ned Pyle)1564782662.0
pretty tortured response here, imo https://t.co/gQ36nwAVnC— Adam Smith (@Adam Smith)1564780544.0
You're calling #BernieSanders, who opposed a war based on lies, a "commie" ... while defending #DickCheney, who hel… https://t.co/XEZbRetWkJ— Peter Daou (@Peter Daou)1564787118.0
The issue with your daddy is that he’s a war criminal. https://t.co/Kbg3KslqhB— Daniel Denvir (@Daniel Denvir)1564783697.0
Satisfied with this incredible own, Liz turned her attention to drinking another of the goblets of puppy blood that… https://t.co/rPtIgnQ5ze— Gary Legum (@Gary Legum)1564781259.0
Liz BabyDick Cheney calls Sanders' reference to the "irreparable damage" PapaDick did to our country by starting a… https://t.co/U2l8yNp1Kn— Dr. emptywheel (@Dr. emptywheel)1564778695.0