House Republican Conference Chairwoman Liz Cheney declared that the Republican Party’s opposition to the progressive, “socialist” Democrats was based on their “dangerous” policies, and not their race.
On Tuesday, Liz Cheney appeared on a press conference alongside House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, House Minority Whip Steve Scalise and House Education Committee ranking member Virginia Foxx and explained that the Republicans’ opposition to their “socialist colleagues” in the Democratic Party was based on the “content of their policies” and had “absolutely nothing to do with their gender, with their religion, or with their race.”
The House Republican Conference chairwoman’s remarks came after many lawmakers from both sides rebuked President Trump’s recent tweets alluded to members of the Democratic freshman “squad” — Reps. Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley — telling them to “go back” to their home countries.
“I want to make absolutely clear that our opposition to our socialist colleagues has absolutely nothing to do with their gender, with their religion, or with their race,” Liz Cheney declared. “It has to do with the content of their policies.”
She continued to say that her “socialist colleagues on the other side of the aisle” were “wrong” in their support of policies such as “partial-birth [and] late-term abortions,” a “federal $15 dollar minimum wage,” and those that “would eliminate all private health insurance” policies in America.
“So, no, our opposition to our colleagues and their beliefs has absolutely nothing to do with race, or gender, or religion,” Liz Cheney added. “We oppose them and their policies because their policies are dangerous and wrong, and would destroy America.”
In a Monday press release, Sen. Tim Scott called out both sides on the issue, saying that “aiming for the lowest common denominator will only divide our nation further.”