"The View" Sparks Debate as Liz Cheney Criticizes American Voting Choices
Former Rep. Liz Cheney says America is "electing idiots" in speech.
During a recent episode of "The View," host Whoopi Goldberg sparked a conversation about former Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., and her candid remarks about the type of individuals American voters have been supporting. Cheney, in a discussion with David Rubenstein at The 92nd Street Y in New York, made it clear that she believes America is electing "idiots," a statement that has generated significant attention.
In a clip shown on "The View," Cheney expressed her perspective on the matter, stating, "I don't look at it through the lens of like, you know, is this what I should do or what I shouldn't do. I look at it through the lens of how do we elect serious people."
The clip ended with Goldberg emphasizing the non-partisan nature of Cheney's remark about electing serious individuals. Former White House Director of Strategic Communications Alyssa Farah Griffin joined the conversation, expressing her support for Cheney's statement. Griffin stated, "Well, louder for the folks in the back of the room, Liz."
Goldberg further praised Cheney, expressing her desire for Cheney to run for office. She highlighted the issue of partisan gerrymandering as a factor that incentivizes the election of "idiots." Goldberg explained that the practice of carving out Congressional districts to favor extreme candidates, as long as they align with a particular party, creates a situation where these candidates can maintain their positions for life.
To illustrate this point, Goldberg referenced Marjorie Taylor Greene and the trend of "performative fights" that are used as fundraising tactics. Cheney's discussion at The 92nd Street Y shed light on the impact of these dynamics within the political system.
Cheney also made a direct reference to former President Donald Trump, emphasizing her belief that he should never be allowed near the Oval Office again. She stated, "I really believe, and I've never believed something as strongly as I know this, that the single most important thing for the country is that Donald Trump can't be anywhere near the Oval Office again."
Cheney's remarks have sparked a broader conversation about the state of American politics and the importance of electing individuals who prioritize the country's well-being over partisan interests. The discussion on "The View" highlighted the need for serious and thoughtful leaders in positions of power.