Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., expressed regret in a new interview over how she previously opposed same-sex marriage despite her sister being gay and married with children.
During an interview on CBS’ “60 Minutes,” host Lesley Stahl noted that Cheney came out against same-sex marriage in 2013, while her father, former Vice President Dick Cheney, had previously voiced support for it. “I was wrong. I was wrong,” Liz Cheney said in the interview that aired Sunday. “I love my sister very much. I love her family very much, and I was wrong. It’s a very personal issue and very personal for my family. I believe that my dad was right, and my sister and I have had that conversation.”
Mary Cheney married her wife Heather Poe in 2012, at the height of the debate over gay marriage in the US, and three years before the Supreme Court ruled it was legal. Cheney further infuriated her sister by publicly blasting gay marriage while running for the US Senate in 2013.
Mary’s spouse, Heather Poe, posted on Facebook that year that Cheney’s position was offensive and that “I always thought freedom meant freedom for EVERYONE.” Meanwhile, Cheney also told Stahl that she views her reelection campaign as the most important House race in the nation as forces aligned with the former president Donald Trump try to unseat her.
“I think it’s going to be the most important House race in the country in 2022. And – and it will be one where people do have the opportunity to say, ‘We want to stand for the Constitution,'” Cheney said. “A vote against me in this race, a vote for whomever Donald Trump has endorsed, is a vote for somebody who’s willing to perpetuate the big lie, somebody who’s willing to put allegiance to Trump above allegiance to the Constitution, absolutely.”
Cheney stated in the same interview that she did not have a lot of fondness for President Joe Biden. “But the alternative cannot be a man who doesn’t believe in the rule of law, and who violated his oath of office,” Cheney said.
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