Tags: Cheney | Bashes | Top | Democra

Cheney Bashes Top Democrats

Thursday, 06 Dec 2007 01:23 PM

Vice President Cheney warns in an interview with Politico that a premature withdrawal from Iraq would invite “further attacks” against the U.S., noting he has been surprised by the weakness of the Democratic Congress.

Cheney especially targeted Democratic Reps. John Dingell (Mich.) and John P. Murtha (Pa.), both old friends of his when he served in the House.

In the interview, he taunted the notion of the pair, who spent years accruing power, showing so much deference to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) in the vital spending and energy showdowns.

Murtha “and the other senior leaders … march to the tune of Nancy Pelosi to an extent I had not seen, frankly, with any previous speaker,” Cheney said. “I’m trying to think how to say all of this in a gentlemanly fashion, but [in] the Congress I served in, that wouldn’t have happened.”

When asked by Politico if these men had lost their spines, he responded, “They are not carrying the big sticks I would have expected.”

According to the report, Cheney was dismissive of virtually everything Democrats are trying to do in Congress — “that probably wouldn’t surprise anybody” — on the war, spending and anti-terrorism policies.

“They’ve produced absolutely nothing that I can see that’s of benefit or consistent with the promises that they made when they went out and ran for election,” Cheney said.

In a statement responding to the vice president’s remarks, Pelosi called on the White House to expend its time and energy in finding compromise.

© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Mali's Islamists Withdraw Cease-Fire Pledge

Friday, 04 Jan 2013 13:06 PM

Tens of thousands of Fatah supporters rallied in the Hamas stronghold of Gaza on Friday for the first time since they we . . .

Fmr. CIA Director Hayden: Iran Nuclear Crisis Gets 'Scarier'

Tuesday, 17 Jul 2012 18:11 PM

 . . .

Join Fmr. CIA Director for Special Iran Briefing, Assess the Danger

Friday, 13 Jul 2012 12:27 PM

 . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved