Liz Cheney says she prefers to serve with Democratic women with national security backgrounds over Republican lawmakers like Marjorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert

Liz Cheney

Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney.AP Photo/Manuel Barce Seneta

  • Cheney says she prefers to serve with national security-minded female Democrats over the MTG and Boebert.

  • A Republican lawmaker told the NYT that he is well aware of the ideological differences women are grappling with.

  • “They are people trying to do what is right for their country,” she told the newspaper.

Rep. Liz Cheney rose quickly through the ranks of Republican politics upon her arrival on the Capitol in 2017, eventually becoming the No. 3 Republican in the House after only two years in Congress.

After she was removed from office in May 2021 for categorically rejecting former President Donald Trump’s claims about the 2020 election, Cheney is clearly conservative but not tied to the former president. It became the face of a faction of the Republican Party.

Cheney’s work on the House committee investigating the Capitol riots reflects her willingness to work with Democratic lawmakers despite their ideological differences. In a recent New York Times interviewa Wyoming lawmaker said she would prefer working with a prominent female Democrat with a national security background to a controversial Republican serving in the House of Representatives.

“I’d rather serve with Mikey Sherrill, Chrissy Houlahan, and Elissa Slotkin than Marjorie Taylor Green or Lauren Boubert.

“But they are people who love this country and are doing their homework and trying to do the right thing for their country,” she added.

A former Navy helicopter pilot and former federal prosecutor, Cheryl was first elected to the House of Representatives in 2018 from a suburban New Jersey constituency. Houlahan, a former Air Force officer representing the congressional district outside Philadelphia, was also elected in 2018. Meanwhile, former Central Intelligence Agency analyst Slotkin was elected to the non-Detroit district that year.

Meanwhile, Republican women Green and Beaubert, representing Georgia and Colorado districts respectively, are among the most high-profile freshmen in the Republican caucuses. Both women have become nationally known figures by aligning with MAGA-affiliated groups that oppose Democratic policies and deeply support former President Donald Trump.

Cheney opposed The US withdrawal from Afghanistan last year has a deep foreign policy background.

The Congressman was Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs while her father, former Vice President Dick Cheney, worked for George W. Bush. She also served as assistant secretary of state for the Middle East during the second Bush administration.

She is also a staunch supporter of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, Deadly The number of Republicans who have allied with sympathizers of Russian President Vladimir Putin, calling them the “Putin faction of the Republican Party.”

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