Cheney: Bale Could’ve ‘Finally’ Played ‘A Real Superhero’ But He ‘Screwed It Up’

The daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), used her interview on Fox News to take another swing at actor Christian Bale, who played her father in a new biopic film on his vice presidency.

“Well, look, I would just say that Christian Bale finally had the chance to play a real superhero, and he clearly screwed it up,” she said, a double entendre insult given Bale’s most famous role as Batman in the Batman films. “I’m, obviously, incredibly proud of my dad, very proud and honored to be his daughter, and I haven’t seen the movie.”

Bale, who won a Golden Globe for his performance in “Vice,” thanked “Satan” during his acceptance speech for inspiring him in his portrayal of Dick Cheney, a comment the congresswoman took quick offense to. Earlier this week, she tweeted a link to Bale’s arrest in 2008 for alleged assault. He was never actually charged with the crime because of a lack of evidence.

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