Liz Cheney and Fox News political analyst Juan Williams on Sunday got into a heated debate over the Senate report on the CIA’s interrogation practices during the Bush administration, when Cheney’s father, Dick Cheney, was serving as Vice President.
Liz Cheney called the Senate report “political.”
“I think it’s very sad to see Sen. Feinstein do what she’s doing. From what we’ve seen in terms of the press reports about this report, it was written entirely by Democratic staffers,” she said on “Fox News Sunday.” “As Gen. Hayden said, no one talked to a single CIA official who was involved in the program.”
Williams responded by calling Cheney “the good daughter.”
“The fact is, Congress should win this fight,” he said. “Robust oversight of intelligence has been lacking since 9/11. I think Congress has run the other direction, and said, ‘If you’re critical you can be called unpatriotic, you can be said to be a crazy liberal.'”
Liz Cheney then doubled down on her claim that the report was political.
“I want to start by agreeing with Juan that we need more congressional oversight, of Benghazi for example,” she said. “We’ve now got a report that is written entirely by Democratic staffers.”
Williams shot back, arguing that Republicans refused to investigate the program.
“Liz, you don’t understand. The Republicans not only wouldn’t participate, they don’t want this released,” he said. “Because it’s so politicized, because it’s viewed as an attack on Bush-Cheney after 9/11, when they were legitimately trying to protect us as Americans — nobody is saying anything but that — but the fact is, Republicans wouldn’t participate.”
Watch the full exchange via Raw Story: