GOP To Cheney: Leave Us Alone
Republican lawmakers want Dick Cheney to go back to his undisclosed location and stop doing media appearances which are hurting the party’s attempts to reinvent itself.
Rep. John Duncan Jr. (R-Tenn.) said, “He became so unpopular while he was in the White House that it would probably be better for us politically if he wouldn’t be so public…But he has the right to speak out since he’s a private citizen.”
Another House Republican lawmaker who requested anonymity said he wasn’t surprised that Cheney has strongly criticized Obama early in his term, but argued that it’s not helping the GOP cause.
Congressman Mark Kirk of Illinois says Cheney should write his book, but otherwise refrain from criticizing what’s now going on in the tradition of our founding fathers. Personally, I wish Cheney would keep speaking, so we can see the difference between what we had and what we have.Click here for reuse options!
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