Cheney is showing her true colors and its disgusting.
Former Representative Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) strongly criticized Republican National Committee (RNC) Chair Ronna McDaniel for evading questions on Sunday about former President Trump’s controversial “vermin” remarks, which Cheney likened to “Nazi propaganda.”
According to The Hill, in a message posted on X (formerly Twitter), Cheney expressed her concern: “When @GOPChairwoman refuses to denounce the GOP’s leading candidate for employing the same type of Nazi propaganda that fueled 1930s-40s Germany’s dark era, it’s reasonable to suspect collusion. History will assess Ronna McDaniel and every Republican who is accommodating this perilous figure.”
Donald Trump has faced backlash for his use of inflammatory language on social media and during a speech commemorating Veterans Day, where he vowed to “eradicate” the “vermin” within the country.
“On this Veterans Day, we pledge to our great veterans that we will eliminate the Communists, Marxists, Fascists, and Radical Left Thugs who reside in our country like pests, engage in deceit, theft, and election manipulation, and are willing to do anything, whether legal or illegal, to undermine America and the American Dream,” Trump stated in a post.
When questioned about these remarks on several Sunday talk shows, Ronna McDaniel sidestepped reporters’ queries and refrained from commenting on candidates and their messaging. She stated on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” “I can say this much, I know that President Trump supports our veterans, our entire party supports our veterans. And I believe we are facing a very critical moment in our nation.”
Historian Ruth Ben-Ghiat from New York University noted in The Washington Post that “labeling people as ‘vermin’ was effectively used by [Adolf] Hitler and [Benito] Mussolini to dehumanize individuals and incite their followers to commit acts of violence.”
Presidential historian Jon Meacham, during an MSNBC appearance on Monday, drew parallels between Trump’s comments and the fascist leaders of the 1930s, stating that “to refer to your opponents as ‘vermin,’ dehumanizing them, is not just opening the door but walking through it toward the most horrific forms of crimes.”
In an earlier statement shared with The Hill, the Trump campaign vehemently criticized the allegations. It said, “Those who attempt to make such an absurd claim are clearly overly sensitive individuals grasping for any opportunity, suffering from Trump Derangement Syndrome. Their miserable existence will crumble when President Trump returns to the White House.”
Cheney, once a prominent Republican legislator, has become one of the most vocal GOP critics of the former president since the January 6, 2021, Capitol insurrection. Following her departure from Congress last year, after losing her seat to Trump-backed Representative Harriet Hageman, Cheney has continued to criticize both the former president and his allies within the party.