House colleague slams Cheney comparison to Lincoln: 'Liz, you didn't free any slaves'

Liz Cheney's GOP colleague torches her for comparing herself to Abe Lincoln during her concession speech

Published: August 17, 2022 6:21pm

Updated: August 17, 2022 9:59pm

Rep. Troy Nehls (R-Tx) called out Rep. Liz Cheney for comparing herself to Abe Lincoln during her concession speech Tuesday night after she lost her primary election in Wyoming. 

"Liz, you didn't free any slaves," Nehls said on Just the News, Not Noise. "You didn't do that. And Abe was known as 'Honest Abe.' Liz, you're a liar." 

Rep. Cheney (R-Wy) lost her primary race against Harriet Hageman. During her concession speech she stated: 

"The great and original champion of our party, Abraham Lincoln, was defeated in elections for the Senate and the House before he won the most important election of all. Lincoln ultimately prevailed, he saved our Union and he defined our obligation as Americans for all of history."

During Cheney's speech, she also went on to criticize former President Donald Trump. 

"Donald Trump knows that voicing these conspiracies will provoke violence and threats of violence," Cheney stated during her speech. "This happened on January 6, and it's now happening again. It is entirely foreseeable that the violence will escalate further, yet he and others continue purposely to feed the danger. Today, our federal law enforcement is being threatened, a federal judge is being threatened. Fresh threats of violence arise everywhere. And despite knowing all of this, Donald Trump recently released the names of the FBI agents involved in the search."

Nehls questioned Cheney's hatred for Trump and her role on the "sham" January 6 committee.

"I think Liz realizes that her hatred for Donald Trump is misplaced," Nehls said. "I don't know what it is. But she doesn't like Donald Trump, it's very clear. She should have never accepted a position on that sham committee. But honestly, her hatred of Donald Trump is what's on her mind. She wakes up and has breakfast, and when she goes to bed at night, she despises the man. Well, quite honestly, her entire family does."

The conversation then shifted to the politicization of the FBI in regards to the Mar-a-Lago raid. 

"They've been after Trump for years," Nehls said referring to the FBI. "If you look at the Russia collusion we've all talked about how they have weaponized the FBI against individuals with dissenting points of view. And they've been after Donald Trump forever."

"What this says is that they don't mind violating someone's rights," Nehls concluded. "They will go to the depths of the ocean to destroy this president."

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