Former Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) said Sunday that President Biden is providing “better leadership” than former President Trump at the international level.
When CNN’s Jake Tapper asked Cheney on “State of the Union” whether Biden or Trump was “providing better leadership on the international stage right now,” the Wyoming Republican said “certainly” Biden is. She also took aim at Trump’s criticism of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu earlier this month, who he accused of “letting us down” in 2020 just before the U.S. killed a top Iranian general.
“They were appalling comments,” she said. “And, you know, you’re absolutely right, that there should have been a response. I think that you know, every Republican member of Congress ought to be asked about those comments. Every Republican candidate for the presidency ought to be asked about those comments.”
She also noted that Trump was reportedly accused of sharing Israeli intelligence with Russia early in his term as president and that according to an indictment brought by Special Counsel Jack Smith, he also shared classified information related to potential military action against Iran.
“So if you think about, not only is he out there advocating for, complimenting America’s adversaries, and in fact, terrorist organizations that slaughter innocents, he also seems to have shared very highly classified intelligence information, both ours and the Israelis, in fact, with adversaries,” she said. “So I think it’s it’s simply the latest example of why Donald Trump is not fit to be president of the United States.”
Trump was charged with 40 felony counts over alleged mishandling of classified records and attempting to obstruct the government’s retrieval of those records. He pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Source: The Hill