Fiery Liz Cheney Defends Her Father: 'Nancy Pelosi's Spine Doesn't Reach Her Brain'
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said over the weekend that former VP Dick Cheney is "proud" that the CIA misled Congress about harsh interrogation tactics used on suspected terrorists during the Bush administration.
"I do believe that during the Bush-Cheney administration, Vice President Cheney set a tone and an attitude for the CIA," she said Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union."
"Many people in the CIA are so patriotic. They protect our country in a way to avoid conflict and violence. But the attitude that was there was very, um, I think it came from Dick Cheney. That's what I believe," Pelosi said.
A classified Senate Intelligence Committee report concluded that the CIA misled Congress for years about the interrogation methods, the Washington Post reported. Portions of the 6,300-page report could be made public.
Dick Cheney has long defended the interrogation techniques, arguing they were vital to protect Americans from attacks. Critics, however, argued that the techniques - like waterboarding -amounted to torture.
Cheney's daughter, Liz, reacted this morning on Fox and Friends, calling out Nancy Pelosi and defending the actions of the Bush administration. Cheney, a Fox News contributor, pointed out that Pelosi was briefed on the interrogations and then later claimed she had forgotten about it.
"When I heard those comments yesterday, I was reminded of something that Margaret Thatcher once said about one of her political opponents. You know, Mrs. Pelosi's problem is that her spine doesn't seem to reach her brain," said Cheney, adding that many politicians fully supported "doing everything necessary to defend the nation after 9/11," but now want to assign blame and make false statements.
Sen. Angus King (I-ME), who caucuses with Democrats, also criticized Cheney over the weekend, arguing that waterboarding was "torture by anybody's definition."
Watch Liz Cheney's response to that remark in the video above.