WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — Liz Cheney slammed Nancy Pelosi over the House minority leader’s comments about former Vice President Dick Cheney.
On Sunday, Pelosi told CNN that Cheney was to blame for the CIA’s “enhanced interrogation” techniques.
“I do believe that during the Bush-Cheney administration, that Vice President Cheney set a tone and an attitude for the CIA,” Pelosi explained to CNN. “Many people in the CIA are so patriotic, they protect our country in a way to avoid conflict and violence.”
Pelosi continued: “But the attitude that was there … I think it came from Dick Cheney. I think he’s proud of it.”
Liz Cheney, the former vice president’s daughter, shot back at Pelosi on Fox News Tuesday, saying that the California Democrat knew about the agency’s interrogation tactics on suspected terrorists.
“Frankly, Mrs. Pelosi is somebody who was briefed on the program. She forgot she was briefed on the program, later had to admit it,” Cheney told Fox News. “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. You know, Mrs. Pelosi’s problem is that her spine doesn’t reach her brain.”
Cheney stated all Pelosi is looking to do is lay blame on others.
“We’ve got too many in Washington who were all in favor of doing everything necessary to defend the nation after 9/11, who 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 said.
Cheney dropped out of Wyoming’s Republican Senate primary in January, citing “serious health issues” with her family.