Liz Cheney on Tuesday defended her father from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s criticism that he cheered on the CIA’s use of harsh interrogation techniques blasted in a recent Senate report.
Cheney said Pelosi herself was briefed on the programs, and suggested her criticism of Vice President Dick Cheney was hypocritical.
“Frankly, Mrs. Pelosi is somebody who was briefed on the program,” Cheney said on Fox News’s “Fox and Friends.”“She forgot she was briefed on the program, later to admit it,” Cheney said. “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 problem is her spine doesn’t reach her brain.”“We’ve got too many in Washington who were all in favor to doing everything necessary to defend the nation after 9/11 and now seem to be 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,” Liz Cheney said Tuesday.