Liz Cheney has been fiercely defending her father, former Vice President Dick Cheney (R), over reports on the Senate’s investigation into CIA torture under the Bush-Cheney administration.
On Sunday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said that Dick Cheney “set a tone and an attitude for the CIA” and that he was “proud” of his involvement in CIA’s decision to use enhanced interrogation techniques.
On Tuesday morning, Liz Cheney hit back at Pelosi for her comments.
“Frankly, Mrs. Pelosi is somebody who was briefed on the program,” Cheney said on “Fox and Friends,” according to Mediaite. “She forgot she was briefed on the program, later had to admit it. And I have to say that when I heard those comments yesterday, I was reminded of something that Margaret Thatcher once said about one of her political opponents. Mrs. Pelosi’s problems is that her spine doesn’t seem to reach her brain.”
“We’ve got too many in Washington who were all in favor of doing everything necessary to defend the the nation after 9/11, and now seem to be really not interested in looking at the facts, but really just looking for a way, frankly, to cast blame and say things that aren’t true about those brave men and women,” Cheney continued.
According to Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, the investigation concluded that CIA’s used of enhanced interrogation techniques produced little significant intelligence.
On Sunday, Cheney clashed with Fox News political analyst Juan Williams over the Senate report on CIA interrogation.
“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, adding that Congress should be focusing oversight efforts on Benghazi.
Watch the Tuesday “Fox and Friends” clip via the Washington Free Beacon: