House Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) blasted Donald Trump’s “America First” foreign policy during a speech on Tuesday.
The controversial neo-conservative, who’s lost substantial support in her state over her attacks against Trump, claimed he is an “isolationist” who won’t push back against Russia and China.
“Isolationism was wrong and dangerous then and it is wrong and dangerous now,” she said during a virtual event at the Reagan Institute.
Her statements run contrary to analysts who highlighted Trump’s hard stance against China – likely the strongest by a president in decades – and others who said Trump was harder on Russia than they anticipated.
Earlier this month, Cheney held a unprecedented 13% approval rating among Wyoming voters after Cheney, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, voted to impeach Trump.
Cheney is a perfect example of the disconnect between Republican voters and establishment GOP insiders who are culturally more aligned with the Beltway than the flyover states they supposedly represent.
In other words, Cheney represents the Beltway rather than Wyoming, which is why she’s seems unaffected by the fact that 87% of her constituents want her gone.
Cheney, in particular, is aligned with the military-industrial complex that benefits from more wars overseas, but it was the American public’s weariness with endless wars and “regime changes” spearheaded by her father – which President Obama continued on after the Bush administration – that catapulted Trump to the White House.
If anything, she’s strengthening support for Trump through her constant attacks which have little sway on the average voter.