Liz Cheney blasted Nancy Pelosi after her outrageous remarks about the CIA’s decision to use enhanced interrogation techniques.
Pelosi was briefed on the interrogation program after 9-11 but now wants to cast blame on the Bush administration and CIA after she approved of the techniques years ago.
Talking Points Memo reported, via Politomix:
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.
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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.