Reps. (D-Minn.) and (R-Wyo.) feuded over Twitter Friday, renewing a fight between two of the House’s most prominent female members.
The row began late Thursday evening after Omar slammed Cheney for saying that House Democrats’ investigations into Moscow’s election interference helped Russian President because they undermined “our democracy.”
“Liz Cheney is accusing a committee investigating Russian election interference of…helping Vladimir Putin,” she tweeted. “This is an impressive lie even for the Cheney family.”
♀️ Liz Cheney is accusing a committee investigating Russian election interference of…helping Vladimir Putin.
This is an impressive lie even for the Cheney family. https://t.co/c9yekH6x5o
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) May 10, 2019
Liz Cheney, the No. 3 House Republican, is the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, and on Friday morning she fired back.
“No surprise @IlhanMN, an anti-Semitic Socialist who slanders US troops and carries water for Hamas and Maduro, doesn’t recognize the truth when she hears it,” Cheney wrote.
— Liz Cheney (@Liz_Cheney) May 10, 2019
Omar, a freshman Democrat, recently drew bipartisan criticism over comments that some viewed as being anti-Semitic.
She’s also urged the U.S. not to intervene in the ongoing leadership dispute in Venezuela between Nicolás Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaidó, who the U.S. and other countries recognize as Venezuela’s rightful interim president.
The Wyoming Republican said previously that Omar should be stripped of her membership of the House Foreign Affairs Committee over her comments about Israel.
Cheney also hit Omar earlier this week after she tweeted about protesters who were killed in the Gaza Strip.
“Real question is how many times will @IlhanMN rush to the defense of terrorists?” Cheney tweeted.
1. Hamas controls Gaza.
2. Hamas is firing rockets at civilians in Israel. 3. @IlhanMN is defending Hamas. Real question is how many times will @IlhanMN rush to the defense of terrorists? https://t.co/mrKQBz1TDa
— Liz Cheney (@Liz_Cheney) May 5, 2019
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