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Wyoming Senate Hopeful to Trump, Cheney: Settle Differences 'Privately'

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Former Rep. Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyo. (CQ Roll Call via AP Images)

By Friday, 24 July 2020 07:33 AM Current | Bio | Archive

Just as President Donald Trump was firing critical tweets at Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., the front-running Republican for U.S. Senator from that state weighed in and told Newmax that "Republicans should work out their differences — privately."

Former Rep. Cynthia Lummis, a stalwart conservative and the favorite among nine candidates in the Aug. 18 Republican Senate primary, said "Republican members of Congress who are complaining about the president, as well as individual Republican House members who disagree with one another, must do it behind closed doors."

Lummis' comments to Newsmax came a day after a half dozen Republicans criticized Cheney — who, as conference chair, is the third-ranked official in the House GOP hierarchy — for her defense of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci from Trump's attacks and her criticism of the Trump doctrine in the Middle East.

On Tuesday, Trump himself joined in the pile-on when he tweeted, "Liz Cheney is only upset because I have been actively getting our great and beautiful Country out of the ridiculous and costly Endless Wars. I am also making our so-called allies pay tens of billions of dollars in delinquent military costs. They must, at least, treat us fairly!!"

Cheney responded by insisting she would continue to speak her mind in spite of Trump and critical colleagues.

"As a member of the House Armed Services Committee, I have no more important duty than providing for the defense of the nation, and I will continue to speak out on these issues," she told CNN.

Lummis, one of the founders of the House Republican Freedom Caucus and a strong supporter of both Trump and Cheney, would have none of it.

"To be attacking one another in public works to the benefit of Joe Biden and the Democrats," Lummis told us.

In a state that last elected a Democrat for the Senate in 1970, Lummis is a strong favorite to become its first ever female senator.

John Gizzi is chief political columnist and White House correspondent for Newsmax. For more of his reports, Go Here Now.

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Just as President Donald Trump was firing critical tweets at Rep. Liz Cheney, the front-running Republican for U.S. Senator from that state weighed in and told Newmax that "Republicans should work out their differences - privately."
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