US Representative Liz Cheney said that the US President Donald Trump’s comments about four freshmen congresswomen were not about the race, reported CBS News Sunday.
In an interview with Margaret Brennan on “Face the Nation” of CBS News, the highest-ranking Republican Representative stated “the news media really wants to make this about the race.”
“This isn’t about the race. It’s not about gender. It’s not about religion.”
Cheney explained that the main reason of the recent dispute between President Trump and the “Squad,” Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib, was the policy that the four Democrats are proposing, which Republicans believe would “destroy this nation.”
“When you have members of Congress who are as anti-Semitic as Ilhan Omar has been, when you have members of Congress who are advocating the, you know, complete elimination of the use of all fossil fuels, all air travel, the elimination of private insurance, the imposition of socialism on this country, we’re not going to stand for that. We’re not going to stand for policies that take freedom away from the American people. That’s what this fight is about.”
During the interview the host of the show kept interrupting Rep. Cheney and trying to press on her. “You’re making my point for me right now,” said Cheney at one point of the interview. “Listen, you just continue to sort of put these little points out there and then move on. And every time you do it you are making the point I’m making.”
Cheney noted that the media is trying to get President Trump on his comments and not focusing on real issues. “I would like to see the media as focused on the substance of what this wing of the Democratic Party is advocating because that is really dangerous for our country,” she said.
When asked about foreign leaders’ comments on Trump’s statement, Cheney said: “Look I don’t think the American people are going to look to foreign leaders to tell us who should lead the nation. They’re not going to look to foreign leaders to tell us whether or not we should be a socialist country. Thank goodness we won’t do that. We depend upon those people who are elected.”
“And I think that when you see the- the Democratic members of Congress standing up and saying that they want to, you know, that- that we have concentration camps on our borders, that they want to provide free healthcare for illegal immigrants, that they want to end private health insurance, that they want to impose socialism on this country, they need to defend those policy positions and we are going to take every opportunity to make sure the American people, who are the ones that are going to make this choice come November 2020, recognize the fundamental choice that we’re all facing.”
Natalia Veselnitskaya – official website