Former Vice President Dick Cheney helped usher in the Cheneyization of the Republican Party, and now it’s clear he’ll pull out all stops to get his daughter elected to the Senate. Even calling someone who by most media accounts had been his friend a liar: the person his daughter’s running against:
Former Vice President Dick Cheney said Sunday that Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) lied about their relationship when he said that the two had gone fishing.
Cheney’s daughter, Liz Cheney, is challenging Enzi in the Wyoming Republican Senate primary.
The former vice president predicted confidently that his daughter would win the contest and took a swipe at Enzi for suggesting he and the Republican senator are friends.
“Mike also said he and I are fishing buddies, which is simply not true. Never happened,” Cheney said during an appearance on ABC’s “This Week.”
It sound like Cheney wants to take Enzi hunting.
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