This morning, Republican Rep. Liz Cheney called Democratic Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren “a laughingstock” in an interview on CNN.
The Wyoming Rep. Cheney appeared on Sunday morning’s “State of the Union” with Jake Tapper and was responding to a question about a recent tweet from the President about Elizabeth Warren’s decision to enter the 2020 Presidential race.
CNN’s Jack Tapper didn’t miss the opportunity to attack President Trump about the tweet, but Rep. Liz Cheney quickly turned the tables and blasted Warren instead.
After the Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren officially announced her 2020 bid, President Donald Trump posted on Twitter saying:
“Today Elizabeth Warren, sometimes referred to by me as Pocahontas, joined the race for President. Will she run as our first Native American presidential candidate, or has she decided that after 32 years, this is not playing so well anymore? See you on the campaign TRAIL, Liz!”
Jack Tapper pointed out the fact that Rep. Liz Cheney represents a large Native American population, and asked how she thought her constituents would feel about President Trump’s comments.
Instead of attacking the President, Cheney turned the tables, and took aim at the newly-declared presidential candidate instead.
“You know, I have concerns about somebody like Elizabeth Warren pretending to be a Native American. You are absolutely right. I do represent thousands of Native Americans here in Wyoming. And the notion that anybody of any political party would pretend that they were a member of a tribe or pretend they were Native American and would do it as she seems to have done it in order to get benefits, that is, in my view, the disgrace.” said Liz Cheney.
“Look, Elizabeth Warren has made herself a laughingstock. I don’t think anybody should be surprised that that’s been the reaction to her,” Cheney concluded.
“I think the longer that she’s out there, the more that people are going to be talking about this. And it’s just clear that she is somebody who can’t be trusted.” she added.