Former Vice President Dick Cheney (R-WY) is "deeply troubled" by what he's watching his Republican Party become, his daughter revealed during a speech to the Aspen Institute.
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) was shoved out of her leadership position in the House after she refused to support President Donald Trump after the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Since then, she has become a pariah in the GOP along with anyone willing to speak out against the former president.
Presumably, that's what led her father to speak out, telling her that he wasn't just "troubled," but "deeply troubled."
It earned mockery from those online because Cheney was among those who built the contemporary GOP and pushed it to radical right-wing extremism.
As one person commented, it's like Frankenstein complaining about the creature he created.
See the comments from folks below:
@dragool6 @thehill We almost went a day without an internet winner and, well, then there was this. Outstanding job!— J. Christopher - historian, philosopher, goofus (@J. Christopher - historian, philosopher, goofus) 1628129694.0
@woodlock_james @thehill In many ways Dick was always part of the problem!— Joan Evatt (@Joan Evatt) 1628127815.0
Whatever bright lines there are, they start at Dick Cheney and everything to the right of him is basically Nazi. https://t.co/264QwgYt3j— Andrew Plewe #ANTIFA (@Andrew Plewe #ANTIFA) 1628134059.0
@DevinCow @MaryLTrump @RealTerryKinney Leaders like Dick Cheney ushered in the Trump movement. He helped create an… https://t.co/m5JXk2gBca— Patti Hernandez (@Patti Hernandez) 1628134145.0
@mayawiley @MaryLTrump @RealTerryKinney It’s the pearl-clutching semifinals.— Jeff "Nazis Suck" Krasner (@Jeff "Nazis Suck" Krasner) 1628134082.0
@MaryLTrump @RealTerryKinney I don't either but I'm pretty sure it involves a joke about shooting somebody in the face.— Sounds Good (@Sounds Good) 1628132876.0
Funny, I was always - and continue to be - deeply troubled by Dick Cheney. https://t.co/0B9xXTjJz0— Daryl Mattson (@Daryl Mattson) 1628133805.0
@MJMcKean Dick Cheney be like https://t.co/4EvghERMrn— Gary Rucker 🎙️ (@Gary Rucker 🎙️) 1628133364.0
@MaryLTrump @RealTerryKinney He’s troubled that they are saying the quiet part out loud.— Sparky MD/PhD (@Sparky MD/PhD) 1628134751.0
@MaryLTrump @RealTerryKinney Maybe he’ll take Kevin McCarthy bird hunting?— Kenny (@Kenny) 1628133415.0
@MaryLTrump @RealTerryKinney Susan Collins is very concerned, I’m sure.— Pleasant Pheasant #EndTheFilibuster! (@Pleasant Pheasant #EndTheFilibuster!) 1628133264.0
@thehill He should offer to take some of the current members of the party on a pheasant hunt…— Merrick Garland’s SCOTUS nomination 🌊 (@Merrick Garland’s SCOTUS nomination 🌊) 1628128965.0
@mattgaetz Imagine how bad things are when you agree with Dick Cheney.— Devils (@Devils) 1628134004.0
@MaryLTrump @jentaub @RealTerryKinney It’s like Susan Collins’ raised eyebrow kind of concerned.— Kappa Strategies (@Kappa Strategies) 1628133301.0
This picture really captures the cosmic, inhuman, cold blooded evil of Dick Cheney. It’s like staring down a carniv… https://t.co/CQxOFNKfRq— Afro-Revolutionist: The Negro Subversive (@Afro-Revolutionist: The Negro Subversive) 1628134210.0
Dick Cheney helped leave the Republican Party in even worse shape in 2009 than now https://t.co/zPaCRxSxsm— Kevin Boyd 🇺🇸 (@Kevin Boyd 🇺🇸) 1628134485.0
@RealTerryKinney @TimOBrien Dick Cheney and GWB lit the match in 2001 that started this fire.— Mr Mojo Risin🦎 (@Mr Mojo Risin🦎) 1628134530.0
@MaryLTrump @RealTerryKinney Darth Vader is unhappy with the direction that the Empire is heading.— Curwin (qurwIn) 🐙🍺☕ (@Curwin (qurwIn) 🐙🍺☕) 1628133148.0
TIL Dick Cheney is still alive and, yet, still irrelevant to the GQP miasma. Plus, if you're not going to show him… https://t.co/kVMQVuNVuP— We can no longer live as rats. We know too much. (@We can no longer live as rats. We know too much.) 1628133680.0
lmao, what do republicans think when even war criminal piece of shit Dick Cheney hates you. https://t.co/1BCmW7z9M2— NorCal Napoleon 🇫🇷🌹 (@NorCal Napoleon 🇫🇷🌹) 1628135417.0
@AshaRangappa_ after exploding a neutron bomb 💣 Dick Cheney is concerned. https://t.co/0OAM2iSDMe— PJaminator 🌊💦🌊 (@PJaminator 🌊💦🌊) 1628135530.0
@AshaRangappa_ @dreamcatchermja When the world has me agreeing with Dick Cheney we have definitely entered the twilight zone.— Dan in the Midwest is VACCINATED! (@Dan in the Midwest is VACCINATED!) 1628135428.0