Liz Cheney and Trump's tweet




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On Tuesday, Representative Liz Cheney criticized the actions of House Democrats to formally condemn President Trump for several tweets he sent over the weekend. The president tweeted to tell four congresswomen-- Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley, and Rashida Tlaib-- to “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.”

Since the tweets, Trump has come under immense backfire and been accused of racism. The House passed a resolution condemning the tweets as racist by a vote of 240-187. Cheney, a Republican representative from Wyoming and daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, called the Democrats’ actions “really shameful” in an appearance on the Fox News show Hannity. She added, however, that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was overstepping her bounds and furthering a “socialist agenda that would be devastating for this nation.”

The right-leaning Fox News coverage of Cheney’s remarks quoted her comments extensively, referring to Trump’s tweets only once: “The House passed a resolution Tuesday evening condemning Trump's "racist" remarks this past weekend.” In contrast, the centrist NPR focused primarily on the content of the tweets and the following congressional action, but ended their article with a dramatic quote from Cheney: “"Our opposition to our colleague's beliefs has absolutely nothing to do with race or gender or religion," she told reporters. "We oppose them and their policies because their policies are dangerous and wrong and would destroy America." The left-leaning Chicago Sun-Times ran AP wire that focused on various representatives’ reactions to Trump’s tweets, mentioning Cheney’s warning about the dangers of socialism.