Gone but not forgotten, former Congresswoman Liz Cheney (R-WY) took the brunt of recent criticisms by former President Donald Trump who described her as a “crazy” person suffering from “Trump Derangement Syndrome.”
Posting on Truth Social, the GOP frontrunner attacked one of his favorite intra-party nemeses in response to rumors spread by Cheney that he was depressed and not eating following the 2020 elections. The suggestions were made by the Wyoming Republican in the release of her new book.
“Crazy Liz Cheney, who suffers from Trump Derangement Syndrome at a level rarely seen before, writes in her boring new book that Kevin McCarthy said he came to Mar-a-Lago after the RIGGED election because, ‘the former president was depressed and not eating.’ That statement is not true. I was not depressed, I was ANGRY, and it was not that I was not eating, it was that I was eating too much,” wrote Trump.
“But that’s not why Kevin McCarthy was there,” he continued. “He was at Mar-a-Lago to get my support, and to bring the Republican Party together – Only good intentions. Liz Cheney, on the other hand, went on to lose her seat in Congress by the largest margin for a sitting Congressperson in the history of the U.S. She then worked with others on the J6 Committee to delete and destroy the evidence and findings of the committee.”
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— Citizen Free Press (@CitizenFreePres) December 4, 2023
Cheney has openly cheered for President Joe Biden to win reelection, claiming her party, by backing Trump, is “sleepwalking into dictatorship.” During her final term in Congress, she helped lead the bipartisan select committee that investigated the January 6th, 2021 riots at the Capitol and concluded that President Trump played a role in instigating violence that day. The former president and his allies have sharply criticized the committee for playing only select video footage from J6 and appointing only Republican critics of Trump to the committee.
Should he win a second term, President Trump will be buoyed by a bevy of new faces on Capitol Hill dedicated to giving him more support than he received while previously in the White House. Newly minted House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) has pledged his support to President Trump along with 83 GOP congressmen and 13 U.S. senators.