Wyoming Republican Congresswoman Liz Cheney was on 60 Minutes Sunday night talking about her opposition to Donald Trump and his opposition to her reelection, but what drew the most attention was her admission she was wrong about gay marriage.
Cheney said she remains a staunchly 100% true conservation, but is now convinced she was wrong in 2013 to oppose legalization of same-sex marriage.
Cheney’s sister is gay, which helped lead their father, former vice-president Dick Cheney, to support gay marriage while the congresswoman’s opposition led to an alienation between the sisters.
Liz Cheney said she’s since decided same-sex marriage is a matter of freedom for all and she’s pleased to have repaired her relationship with her sister, who is married and has children.
The congresswoman drew the wrath of Trump and his supporters when she voted to impeach him over the Jan 6th Capitol riot and her continued denouncement of his claim that the election was stolen from him.
Trump and most GOP leaders have since blasted her because she agreed to be vice-chairman of the House committee investigating Jan 5th, saying Cheney isn’t a true Republican and backs President Biden and Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Cheney had said while #3 in the House GOP leadership that “the Democrats under Nancy Pelosi’s leadership have become the party of anti-semitism, infanticide, and socialism.”
She’s been stripped of that post, but told 60 Minutes she still feels the same about the Democrats, but that if Trump continues to rule the GOP the choice is between the “really disastrous policies of Joe Biden…and a man who doesn’t believe in the rule of law and who violated his oath of office.
Cheney said that “millions of people around the country have been betrayed, misled, and deceived by Donald Trump” with his claims the election was stolen.
Trump has endorsed attorney Harriet Hageman in the primary against Cheney, who calls Hageman “somebody who’s willing to perpetuate the big lie, somebody who’s willing to put allegiance to Trump above allegiance to the Constitution.”
Cheney calls her race the most important race in the country because it’s a choice between support for the Constitution or for Trump.