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. Chris "Not afriad of you conservative haters" Haynes

    Your father did a great job of preventing 9/11 and catching bin Laden.

    January 6, 2010 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  2. Richard

    Ummmmm, Who cares what the daughter of an ex-vice president has to say? Is this news? Maybe if she was to tell us that her father passed away in his sleep it would be news, but until she does who cares what she has to say about anything?

    January 6, 2010 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  3. KO

    All the Cheney's are parasites, not one of them has had a job that they actually had to apply for – who care what they think, and stop reporting what they say!

    January 6, 2010 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  4. GJ

    Wow. Shocker.

    January 6, 2010 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  5. carol rugless

    the former vp get into every thing now that he is out of office he was alway sick when he was in office why dont you just stay sick and be quiet so that the president and voice president can do their job and stop wishing bad thing for the country

    January 6, 2010 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  6. Jack - MI

    Cheney's old man should have stepped on his head when it was still soft. We wouldn't have to be listening to either of them if this would have happened.

    January 6, 2010 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  7. HypocriCNN/FOX Nuisense Channel Of Fools

    Father And Daughter Cheney Remind Me Of The Late Billy Preston's Classic Hit Nothing From Nothing (Leaves Nothing).

    January 6, 2010 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  8. CL

    Liz Cheney and Ralph Nader will make a great team for 2012.

    January 6, 2010 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  9. TomInRochNY

    Took his eye off the ball, Liz? What do you call Iraq?

    January 6, 2010 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  10. Mr. Moderate

    Why was it OK for the previous administration to try terrorists like the Shoe Bomber in a civilian court?

    The greatest punishment we can give these people is justice in the very system they are trying to destroy.

    January 6, 2010 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  11. mike garden

    All the news that is fit to omit You are a fool.

    January 6, 2010 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  12. George

    No one cares what Liz Chenny says. She is just a spoiled brat that was pampered by daddy. A talking tea BAG!!!!!!!!!!

    January 6, 2010 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  13. Mike

    Dick Cheney is writing his autobiography. The title is "Dictators Always Lie".

    January 6, 2010 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  14. Barry

    Clearly there is a genetic flaw in the Cheney family – or, perhaps the gene pool was empty the day they were conceived.

    January 6, 2010 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  15. fair

    I am not a Cheney's fan, but this time I agree with him. Obama does not think Christmas Day bomber an enemy. His first care is his own re-elected, and then those terrorists' human right.

    January 6, 2010 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  16. carlos

    Good comment. Obama is sending weak signals to terrorist.It has been like this since the beginning of hi administration. I am 35 years old cuban and I live in Miami.

    January 6, 2010 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  17. johnrj08

    The apple has not fallen far from the tree...

    January 6, 2010 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  18. ken sanders

    These people are sore losers. They should BUTT OUT. No one cares. This lady is a child of privilege and not qualified to speak.

    January 6, 2010 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  19. Jason from PA

    Predictable. I don't understand why this in "news". There is nothing new here. Liz parrots her dad, like a chorus in a repetitive song. It's a combination of fear mongering, contempt for our justice system and political sour grapes. I'm sure there are still more Cheneys looking for media copy to say the same thing.

    January 6, 2010 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  20. Rick

    why would anyone care what she thinks?

    January 6, 2010 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  21. Jay

    Who is Dick Cheney anyway? Does he really think he matters anymore. What a waste of words. Like he did any type of good performance to improve the safety of America except lie and deceive!

    January 6, 2010 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  22. evidence pleez

    i cannot believe this. for eight years, we wanted respectful communication from this sick family, and we got nothing. now they can't shut up. just spiteful, empty words from spiteful, empty people.

    January 6, 2010 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  23. Jamie

    I could care less what any Cheney has to say. They had their day and it is OVER!!!

    January 6, 2010 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  24. btannerski

    And the Cheney's are supposed to be Christians! I know my version of the Bible doesn't encourage lying, nor screwing your neighbor (ie: Republicans not working to secure healthcare reform for all Americans). My only conclusion is that this family, as well as many Republicans, are in fact the devil.

    January 6, 2010 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  25. Scott L.

    What next? Are you going to report on what Cheney's trash collector's 2nd cousin has to say about Obama? Liz Cheney is not a national figure and does not hold office, so who cares what she has to say?

    January 6, 2010 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
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