Liz Cheney on Bale Comparing Dad to Satan: He 'Screwed Up' Chance to Play Real Superhero
Dick Cheney's daughter pushed back Wednesday on actor Christian Bale comparing her father to Satan at Sunday's Golden Globes.
Bale won the Golden Globe for Best Actor, Musical or Comedy, for his portrayal of former Vice President Dick Cheney, joking in his acceptance speech that he drew his inspiration for the role from "Satan," prompting laughs from the crowd.
Turned on Golden Globes for 2 minutes & Christian Bale just thanked satan for inspiration in his role playing Dick Cheney. Really????? pic.twitter.com/X7wiKo6Yxx
— Kaya Jones (@KayaJones) January 7, 2019
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) said on "Fox & Friends" that the "Batman" star "finally had the chance to play a real superhero and he clearly screwed it up."
"I'm incredibly proud of my dad and honored to be his daughter," said Cheney, adding she has not seen the movie amid the ongoing battle with Democrats over border security funding.
Cheney initially responded to the insult Sunday night on Twitter, linking to a story about Bale's 2008 arrest over a verbal altercation with his mother and sister. Police in London did not press charges against the Wales native.
Satan probably inspired him to do this, too. Christian Bale arrested for 'assault on mother and sister'| The Independent. https://t.co/kesnNno9Zv
— Liz Cheney (@Liz_Cheney) January 7, 2019
Bale heaped praise on Vice President Cheney in a Fox News interview last month before the premiere of "Vice," calling him a "wonderful family man."
"He’s a great dad, he’s an avid reader, he has a brain like a vice and he constantly reads history. He was very laid-back. He would have been very happy to be a lineman in Wyoming if he hadn’t met Lynne, who said to him, ‘No, that doesn’t cut it. You need some ambition.’ What would have been if they hadn’t met?" said Bale.
Watch the "Fox & Friends" interview above.