Fox News star Greg Gutfeld torched Rep. Liz Cheney during a segment on “The Five” on Thursday over her arrogant, self-serving speech marking her massive loss to Trump-backed challenger Harriet Hageman.
To kick off the segment, co-host Jessica Tarlov asked Gutfeld to respond to Cheney’s loss and what impact the former president’s endorsement had for Hageman and others moving forward:
She compared this to the Civil War. She’s nuts, OK? She’s overtaken with such obsession and such emotional bitterness that she has this grandiose view of herself, and it’s actually now getting embarrassing. It’s embarrassing for her. I wish she had a friend that could take her aside saying you’ve got to calm down. Don’t run for office, you’re not going to get a national office, at best you are going to get Office Depot. Republicans hate you, the Democrats don’t want you, this is all driven by emotional brokenness that happened from Trump.
She goes all the way back to the Civil War and, of course, she didn’t mention the Iraq war or the Afghanistan war, because it cuts a little bit too close to home, or to Dad. And then she compares herself to Abraham Lincoln. People say that Trump has an ego, but when he says stuff like that it’s usually with a wink and everybody’s laughing, there’s nothing in her eye but spite. It’s such a personal vendetta from day one, and I get it. Trump had no use for the Cheneys, and the Cheneys had no use for Trump, I get it, but the party has moved on from this sort of thing. She hasn’t.
We’ve heard about this. We’ve been told it’s the end of democracy, Trump supporters are evil. Adam Kinzinger said that two days ago, he said Trump supporters are evil, and she’s fighting evil. How is that not incitement? You can’t criticize the FBI. But you can smear millions of people because orange Hitler, right? I guess she does have something in common with Abe Lincoln, they both allowed theater to kill them and her theater was Jan. 6th. I don’t know what she’s going to do next, but I would consider taking a break. Do not listen to Democrats, do not listen to the media because they are just going to use you.
During her concession speech, Cheney invoked the first Republican president who saved the Union from disintegration.
“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,” Cheney told a small crowd of supporters Tuesday evening in Jackson, Wyo. “Lincoln ultimately prevailed, he saved our union, and he defined our obligation as Americans for all of history.
“Speaking at Gettysburg of the great task remaining before us, Lincoln said that, ‘We here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain, that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people, and for the people, shall not perish from this earth.’ As we meet here tonight, that remains our greatest and most important task,” she added.