January 6th, 2010
03:36 PM ET
4 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. MD from New York

    Here with a loud mouth nobody who regurgitates the treasonous musings of her war criminal father. She's dumb and she's pathetic.

    January 6, 2010 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  2. deb (long island)

    Now there is a shocker. Where you find Dick you will find Liz who unfortunately can only echo her father with no thoughts of her own. If she had any thoughts she would realize what a rotten man her father really is.

    January 6, 2010 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  3. Lou

    She is really NOTHING! Just a mouth. Her father is the ventriloquist and she demonstrates over and over that she is the dummy.
    Why on earth does this twit have a voice in American policies. She should join the Marines and really learn how to fight except with her mouth.

    January 6, 2010 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  4. ted

    Does Liz understand that the current system is one her father set up?

    January 6, 2010 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  5. Pat in IL

    Who cares what these uninformed people think? They are not privy to the current daily briefings by experts, etc., yet they think that their opinions as private citizens are newsworthy. What idiots they are, and what suckers the media is.

    January 6, 2010 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  6. emach

    Agreed. Let's keep our country free and clear of possible future terrorist attacks or attempted prison escapes, plotting, etc. Additionally, Homeland Security needs to develop a safe system allowing each department access to current information on potential individuals wanting to cause harm in our country and others.

    January 6, 2010 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  7. JWelborn

    The apple doesn't fall far from the tree. What branch of the military or national security team did she serve on. Like her father it was deferred, his by chosse, hers by gender. Another talking head with not practical experience or experience at all. When will the American people learn that politicians or politician want to be's have no knowledge other than that provided to them by experts

    January 6, 2010 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  8. jerry

    Who could possibly care what the Ex Vice Presidents daughter has to say about anything. Actually who cares what her or her criminal dad have to say

    January 6, 2010 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  9. TBA

    If Liz like to play this game then what about 9/11 ? it was under her father's and Bush's watch. Intel gave them data, yet they are too lazy to look into it. Liz is causing all this noise just like FALES NEWS channel run by NEWS CORP. No matter what Obama does they will attack him its plan and simple. RNC is now the party of no and party of Anti Obama. They are against anything that a Non-Republic public office holder does. They Think the RNC and GOP are the choosen ones.

    January 6, 2010 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  10. Sal Garcia

    When Ms. Cheney and her Draft Dodging Traitor of a Father are running the country, she can have her say in what we will do. Until then she can critize but then get behind OUR President the way her Draft Dodging Traitor of a father demanded us to do for his administration. She needs to join the Military and prove she is willing to sacrifice more than her Draft Dodging Traitor of a father did during Vietnam.

    January 6, 2010 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  11. Loretta Black

    What happen to supporting the president or was that only for the Bush administration. I remember when you couln't say anything against the Bush administration because you would be called unpatriotic. What happened Mr. Cheney to being loyal to your president. It is ok to disagree with the president but it seems like you are trying to re-write history before history is written. What are you afraid of?

    January 6, 2010 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  12. bob

    It's called carefully considering the evidence and then acting. I'm glad we're not subject to the knee-jerk reactions of paranoid conservatives anymore. Think, then act. Not the other way around.

    January 6, 2010 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  13. John J, IN

    Zero credibility from the entire Cheney family. They stood by and let Osama Bin Laden get away from Tora Bora, started an immoral war in Iraq for oil, illegally tortured people, and make this country less safe that we were before.

    Total, utter, and complete imbeciles.

    January 6, 2010 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  14. carrieanne

    Liz Cheney, Lynn Cheney and Dick Cheney MAKE MY HAIR HURT !!

    Somebody please tell the Cheneys that the Republicans lost the 2008 election.

    Democratic party won, and the Republicans lost. Amen.

    January 6, 2010 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  15. why is this news?

    ...... and what did Sasha have to say about Eric Cantor??

    C'mon, CNN -– stop acting as scribes for the Cheney family and their obscene (and irrelevent!) anti-Obama rants. Simply repeating everything a Cheney says and then passing it off as news is not journalism.

    January 6, 2010 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  16. dude

    And Bushy did better? Not

    January 6, 2010 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  17. Lisa in CA

    I'll start considering what Liz Cheney has to opine once her Keep America Safe blasts her dad for keeping America in harm's way with his decision to invade Iraq, taking the focus off OBL. Until she's willing to do that, she's a meaningless as her dad is.

    January 6, 2010 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  18. so

    In reading these comments... Prez Obama should probably have and education reform bill passed... who spells stupid with and "e" at the end? Stupide? Go back to school!

    January 6, 2010 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  19. Nan

    What don't the Cheney's just shut up!! I'm tired of hearing them.

    January 6, 2010 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  20. GI Joe

    The American Taliban, headed by the Cheney's, Limbaugh, Palin, etc., are traitors.

    January 6, 2010 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  21. John

    I doubt that Cheney is getting as much information from government agencies as he got when he was vice-president, and now his ignorant daughter , (who gets even less information) chimes in. Why does CNN show this tripe.

    January 6, 2010 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  22. Leon Foonman

    And Liz Cheney's qualifications/credentials are ...(cue drum roll)...

    January 6, 2010 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  23. harold

    Cheney...Bush.. et al...These were the same people who let 9/11 happen.. They ignored all the warnings even the warnings from their own acting director of the FBI....at that time.. They have NO credibility at all....And they are out of power...thank goodness...

    January 6, 2010 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  24. chase

    what has liz cheney done to gain such attention? she has done as much for the republicans as paris hilton has for her hotels

    January 6, 2010 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  25. George

    Who cares what either Cheney says – let's stop reporting on the comments of irrelevant people. Or – would you also like to report on my comments ?

    January 6, 2010 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
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