Rep. Liz Cheney in a televised interview Sunday dodged questions on President Donald Trump’s feedback making mild of Native American tragedies, regardless of representing 1000’s of Native People in her dwelling state of Wyoming.
As a part of an assault on Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s previous claims of Native American heritage, Trump on Jan. 13 made mild of the Wounded Knee bloodbath.
And Saturday, following the announcement of the Massachusetts Democrat’s presidential marketing campaign, Trump tweeted, “See you on the marketing campaign TRAIL, Liz!”— seen as a reference to the Path of Tears. The president has additionally repeatedly known as Warren “Pocahontas.“
Requested about Trump’s feedback on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Cheney, the No. three Republican within the Home, acknowledged her Native American constituents however refused to answer Trump’s remarks and as an alternative attacked Warren for misrepresenting her heritage.
Host Jake Tapper tried repeatedly to get her to answer Trump’s language and “joking references to genocide in opposition to Native People.”
“Look, Elizabeth Warren has made herself a laughingstock,” Cheney mentioned. “And I do not assume anyone needs to be stunned that that is been the response to her and to her continued claims.”