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. Chad

    For the Cheneys, you have underreacted if you do anything short of invading a small country.

    January 6, 2010 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  2. Kyle, Virginia

    Why exactly does Liz Cheney think she has the proper knowledge to have a comment on everything within the federal government? She does not, nor has ever, hold elected office. Sorry Liz, it's time to stop.

    January 6, 2010 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  3. Bjoerlingfan

    This woman is a joke. Does anyone even care what she has to say? She's like a parrot, just repeating everything daddy says. She should just stand next to him and say "Ditto," after every one of his statements.

    January 6, 2010 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  4. J.T.

    Her opions matters because....................................

    January 6, 2010 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  5. Darrell

    Hey Liz,

    Quit whining and start doing. Talk is cheap.

    January 6, 2010 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  6. Joe

    Who cares what she thinks? Really why would anyone even care.

    January 6, 2010 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |
  7. Greg, San Francisco, CA

    And Liz Cheney is qualified to comment on National Security matter, why?

    January 6, 2010 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |
  8. Sorensen

    Obviously, the apple does not fall far from the tree.
    They are both corny, irrelevant and intellectually embarrassing.

    January 6, 2010 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  9. CR

    Mini-me Cheney is just as un-American and vile as Papa Doc Cheney.

    January 6, 2010 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  10. kyle from ohio

    Also when did Liz become such an expert national security, of anything for that matter of govermental function???

    In other words who dead and left her Queen!!!

    January 6, 2010 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  11. Edna

    Cheney did the same thing when he was in office with those who had to be tried in our courts. He and his daughter need to go back under their rocks. They have nothing to say that the American people want to hear.

    January 6, 2010 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  12. Xavier from AZ

    So? Why is this news and who cares what Liz Cheney has to say about anything?

    January 6, 2010 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  13. Gary in PA

    What do Cheney and his daughter have to gain by this? Notoriety – nothing else. The guy is going away for a long, long time or get the death penalty either way.

    January 6, 2010 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  14. duckunder

    So what! Who cares what any Cheney thinks about anything.

    January 6, 2010 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  15. Bertina

    Its sad when a father doesn't raise his kids to be independent minded.

    January 6, 2010 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  16. Realityland

    Who CARES what EITHER Cheney has to say?!?! They both have a lot of nerve speaking up on issues that they successful screwed up on for 8 years! Shut up both of you! You're the reason for the 60-member Democratic Senate and a Democratic president. No one wants to hear what you have to say anymore so go hide in your "undisclosed location" again and let a true leader lead this country.

    January 6, 2010 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  17. Julie

    Liz Cheney, clearly is a smart women, that being said she needs to stop skirting with her father and become her own women. Her peceptions of the current administration are marred by her fathers opinion; if she to be critical, perhaps she should look no further than her own family tree. Our nations issues were under her fathers watch.

    January 6, 2010 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  18. Speaking for Liberals

    Empty cavernous chambers normally produce and echo..what's really* going on?

    January 6, 2010 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  19. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Cherry picking in the closet Cheney family who never speak out on gay/lesbian issues in the media but want Americans to believe they care about all Americans. Gay/Lesbians are Americans also and the Cheney's are the worst cowards of all, 5 time draft dodger.

    January 6, 2010 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  20. Michael, Las vegas

    Who cares, she is not a credible person. CNN you can do better than this.

    January 6, 2010 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  21. D Goleman

    I so wish the wave that Liz and Dick are giving in that photo would be to say goodbye.

    January 6, 2010 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  22. Obama 2.0

    Parroting her father does nothing for those with inteligence.

    January 6, 2010 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  23. Kerwin

    WHY do we care what Liz Cheney thinks & says??

    January 6, 2010 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  24. Jeremy in Albuquerque

    You are even less relevent, if that's possible, than your father. Detachment from reality is genetic.

    January 6, 2010 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  25. ~~ JULY ~~

    How sad that the Cheneys don't realized that people actually HATE them more the Bush family ..... sad sad sad.

    January 6, 2010 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
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