Fox News star Greg Gutfeld has dropped the hammer on “embarrassing” Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) after the outgoing congresswoman compared herself to former President Abraham Lincoln.
As Slay News previously reported, after getting defeated by Trump-endorsed primary challenger Harriet Hageman, Cheney compared herself to the 16th POTUS in her concession speech.
“This primary election is over but now the real work begins,” Cheney said in her speech where she also vowed to continue her “battle” against Trump while suggesting she may run for president in 2024.
“The great and original champion of our party, Abraham Lincoln, was defeated in elections for the Senate and the House before he won the most important election of all.
“Lincoln ultimately prevailed, he saved our Union and he defined our obligation as Americans for all of history.
“Speaking at Gettysburg of the great task remaining before us, Lincoln said that, ‘We here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain, that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people, and for the people, shall not perish from this earth.’
“As we meet here tonight, that remains our greatest and most important task,” she said.
During Wednesday night’s edition of “The Five,” co-host Greg Gutfeld fired back at Cheney’s comments and urged her not to run again.
“You’re not going to get a national office, at best you are going to get Office Depot,” Gutfeld said.
“She compared this to the Civil War. She’s nuts, OK?” he said during the show.
“She’s overtaken with such obsession and such emotional bitterness that she has this grandiose view of herself, and it’s actually now getting embarrassing.
“It’s embarrassing for her. I wish she had a friend that could take her aside saying you’ve got to calm down.
“Don’t run for office, you’re not going to get a national office, at best you are going to get Office Depot.
“Republicans hate you, the Democrats don’t want you, this is all driven by emotional brokenness that happened from Trump.
“She goes all the way back to the Civil War and, of course, she didn’t mention the Iraq war or the Afghanistan war, because it cuts a little bit too close to home, or to Dad.
“And then she compares herself to Abraham Lincoln.
“People say that Trump has an ego, but when he says stuff like that it’s usually with a wink and everybody’s laughing, there’s nothing in her eye but spite.
“It’s such a personal vendetta from day one, and I get it. Trump had no use for the Cheneys, and the Cheneys had no use for Trump, I get it, but the party has moved on from this sort of thing.
“She hasn’t. We’ve heard about this.
“We’ve been told it’s the end of democracy, Trump supporters are evil.
“Adam Kinzinger said that two days ago, he said Trump supporters are evil, and she’s fighting evil.
“How is that not incitement?
“You can’t criticize the FBI.
“But you can smear millions of people because orange Hitler, right?
“I guess she does have something in common with Abe Lincoln, they both allowed theater to kill them and her theater was Jan. 6th.
“I don’t know what she’s going to do next, but I would consider taking a break,” he said.
“Do not listen to Democrats, do not listen to the media because they are just going to use you.”