January 6th, 2010
03:36 PM ET
5 years ago

Liz Cheney echoes father

Liz Cheney is echoing her father's recent criticism of President Obama's response to the attempted terrorist attack on Christmas Day.
Liz Cheney is echoing her father's recent criticism of President Obama's response to the attempted terrorist attack on Christmas Day.

(CNN) - Liz Cheney is echoing her father's recent criticism of President Obama's response to the attempted terrorist attack on Christmas Day, saying Wednesday the president has not taken sufficient national security steps in the wake of the botched plane bombing.

Cheney, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney and the founder of the nonprofit group Keep America Safe, released a statement calling on President Obama to reverse his decision to close the detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, and to overrule the Justice Department's decision to try 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed before a civilian court in New York City.

Cheney also called on President Obama to classify the attempted Christmas Day bomber, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, as an enemy combatant to be tried before a military tribunal.

"President Obama has weakened American security by treating terror as a law enforcement matter, refusing to use every tool at his disposal to prevent attacks, and taking his eye off the ball. America's homeland security and counterterrorism systems will continue to erode in the absence of strong, consistent, unwavering presidential stewardship," said Cheney. "It's time for the President to make defending this nation his top priority."


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  1. Tex

    Who gives a crap what Liz Cheney thinks? For that matter who cares what DICK thinks?

    January 6, 2010 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  2. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    These Cheney's should be ashamed of themselves. She sounds just as dumb as her daddy.

    January 6, 2010 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  3. George

    Liz Chenny is a wacko just like her disgusting father. They both can't stand that they have no say in America. Her father destroyed our country and now Liz would like to do the same thing. They both should be in a nut ward blowing bubbles!!!!!

    January 6, 2010 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  4. Agatha Tran

    What an idiot!!! Liz and her father are just attention-seeking people. I would like to know what steps she would have implemented

    January 6, 2010 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  5. Billy J..Texas..

    All that Haliburton money counts for something.

    January 6, 2010 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  6. John Boehner is like Cleopatra, only he bathes in Cheetos

    Liz echoes her father? I cannot believe it.

    Dick has done more damage to our country in the last nine years than any other has been politician. Even the intelligent republicans are beginning to realize that Dick is bordering on the edge of treason, and disagree with his remarks.

    January 6, 2010 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  7. Mike Morrin

    He should be tried as a civilian for conspiracy to commit air piracy and murder, and sentenced to death. He can not be an enemy combatant, we are not at war with Nigeria.

    January 6, 2010 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  8. Alan

    Oh my God! The whole world - even Ron Paul from his own party - tells Dick to shut up so then he pushes his daughter out there to spew his stupidity for him.

    Please someone remind me - what political experience or knowledge that ANYONE would care about does this woman have to offer?

    January 6, 2010 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  9. Randolph Carter, I'm no expert, but...

    And her opinion matters because.....????
    Funny how the shoe bomber (and several others) got a trial in civilian court during Dick's reign of terror but now it's not cool.
    Have a nice day!

    January 6, 2010 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  10. ThinkAgain

    Our nation's security IS President Obama's top priority.

    What is probably confusing you is President Obama respects our Constitution and the rule of law, unlike you, your father, GW Bush and the Republican leadership.

    January 6, 2010 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  11. JF

    Lovely. Insignificant prattle in STEREO now.....

    January 6, 2010 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  12. SouthPhillyBallz

    Who cares? Could she be more transparent in her attempt to climb the ladder? She's no one and she never will be.

    January 6, 2010 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  13. John Boehner is like Cleopatra, only he bathes in Cheetos

    The Lizard needs to brush up on the Bush/Cheney treatment of the shoe bomber and Jose Padilla, as well as the Constitution of the United States that her daddy trashed while in office.

    Obama has done more in 8 months to keep Americans safe than the previous occupants of the white house did in 8 years. Of course Liz no longer gets the classified information that her dad made available to her when he was number 2, so she is unaware.

    January 6, 2010 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  14. Sea.gem

    Uh-oh...Obama is caught trying to have it both ways again...and typically Obama is playing the blame game...is teflon Obama accountable for anything to the Left?...or is this partisan hack what they want?...he has chastized the Right before and during his time in office, yet when he is criticized he calls for an "end to partisan attacks"...what a thin-skinned ninny he has turned out to be!

    January 6, 2010 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  15. Sgt. USMC

    Oh well somebody better do something now that Liz has spoken...**sarcasm** Who gives a crap what she has to say?!?!

    January 6, 2010 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  16. John Boehner is like Cleopatra, only he bathes in Cheetos

    Don't worry Liz, President Obama will protect you too, and keep you safe. No need to hide in bunkers anymore.

    January 6, 2010 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  17. pat c.

    this woman is just as pathetic as her father. both are unamerican an should not be allowed TV time to spout such hatred for our president.
    cheney should be in jail not on TV. republicans are all goons and criminals in my opinion.

    January 6, 2010 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  18. Duck Fallas

    Why doesn't Liz enlist to fight the enemy herself?

    Ohhh... that's right. Lesbians is wrong sometimes.

    January 6, 2010 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  19. Silence Dogoode

    Anyone who is not an American citizen is not entitled to the same rights. They should be tried as enemy combatents. John Walker Lindh had a right as he was born here....personally i would have tried his for treason and asked for the death penalty...but his rich folks got him out of that one....

    January 6, 2010 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  20. Mike S

    Funny how only the Republican stories allow blog comments. All the Democratic scandals/news are permalinks....

    January 6, 2010 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  21. Anonymous

    Like father, like daughter.... Go hunting with your dad Liz and see how much you want to be like him after that.

    January 6, 2010 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  22. jules sand-perkins

    You go, Liz! You're one of my favorites.
    We're expecting great things from you.

    January 6, 2010 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  23. gino

    Back under the rock, please.

    January 6, 2010 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  24. PEACE ON EARTH

    Yet ANOTHER example of a disgusting excuse for a HUMAN BEING

    She can 'echo' Darth Vader all she wants, it still won't change the fact that Cheeney is becoming the MOST HATED MAN IN AMERICA

    Keep up the GOOD WORK!!!

    January 6, 2010 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  25. CHIPS

    I guess stupidity is hereditary.

    January 6, 2010 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
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