Liz Cheney says she favors serving with Democratic women with national security backgrounds over GOP lawmakers like Marjorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert

Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming.

Cheney says she favors serving with national security-minded female Democrats over MTG and Boebert.
The GOP lawmaker told the NYT she was well aware of the ideological differences the women tackle.
“They are people that are trying to do the right thing for the country,” she told the newspaper.

Rep. Liz Cheney quickly rose through the ranks of GOP politics upon arriving on Capitol Hill in 2017, eventually becoming the No. 3 House Republican just two years into her congressional tenure.

After she was removed from her position in May 2021 for continually rejecting former President Donald Trump’s claims regarding the 2020 election, Cheney became the face of a wing of the GOP that is still decidedly conservative but untethered to the former president.

Cheney’s work on the House committee investigating the Capitol riot has reflected her willingness to cooperate with Democratic lawmakers in spite of ideological differences. In a recent interview with The New York Times, the Wyoming lawmaker expressed a preference for working with prominent female Democratic lawmakers with national security backgrounds versus controversial Republican congresswomen serving in the lower chamber.

“I would much rather serve with Mikie Sherrill and Chrissy Houlahan and Elissa Slotkin than Marjorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert, even though on substance certainly I have big disagreements with the Democratic women I just mentioned,” she told the newspaper.

“But they love this country, they do their homework and they are people that are trying to do the right thing for the country,” she added.

Sherrill, a former Navy helicopter pilot and ex-federal prosecutor, was first elected to the House from a suburban New Jersey district in 2018. Houlahan, a former Air Force officer representing a congressional district in the Philadelphia suburbs, was also elected in 2018, while Slotkin, a former analyst for the Central Intelligence Agency, was elected to a district outside Detroit that year.

Meanwhile, Greene and Boebert, Republican women who represent districts in Georgia and Colorado, respectively, are some of the most high-profile GOP freshmen in their caucus. Both women have become nationally known figures for railing against Democratic policies and aligning themselves with MAGA-aligned groups that are deeply supportive of former President Donald Trump.

Cheney, who was opposed to US withdrawal from Afghanistan last year, has a deep foreign policy background.

The congresswoman was a deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs while her father, former Vice President Dick Cheney, …read more

Source:: Business Insider


Kyle Busch Has Strong Words About Stunning Cold Streak

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The Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway came to a very early end for Kyle Busch on August 7 after a wreck collected him and several other drivers. He responded by saying that he can’t “buy a break” at this point in the regular season.

“I was trying to bide my time. Knew we weren’t necessarily gonna need to be in a hurry there to get points for the end of that stage,” Busch told NBC Sports after exiting the infield care center. “It was going to be a 40-lap run, and it was going to be plenty of time to get up there with our car.


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“Just got squeezed between the 10 spinning and myself in the fence,” Busch continued. “I don’t get it, man. Can’t buy a break right now. When asked about his level of frustration, he responded by saying, “one out of 10? Infinity.”

Busch was one of nine cars listed on NASCAR’s caution report. Some were able to continue, such as Michael McDowell and Todd Gilliland, but Busch was not among this group. He ended the day 36th overall while Austin Cindric was 37th. JJ Yeley (35th), Aric Almirola (34th), Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (33rd), and Harrison Burton (32nd) were the rest of the drivers that visited the infield care center.

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Busch’s Streak of Issues Continued

GettyKyle Busch watches practice at Kansas Speedway.

This wreck marked the eighth straight race where Busch has finished outside of the top 10. This streak started at Sonoma Raceway where Busch finished 30th overall.

It continued with a 21st-place finish at Nashville Superspeedway, 29th at Road America, 20th at Atlanta Motor Speedway, 12th at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, 36th at Pocono Raceway, and 11th at Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s road course.

The trip to Pocono Raceway was a unique outlier. The No. 18 actually finished the race second overall behind Denny Hamlin’s No. 11. However, NASCAR officials disqualified both entries after post-race inspection due to a piece of tape on the lower front fascia.

This run …read more