Former Wyoming Republican Rep. Liz Cheney lashed out at the U.S. political system again in recent days which was picked up and lauded by hosts at CNN. Morning show Anchor Phil Mattingly, who was speaking with Margaret Hoover and John Avlon, introduced a clip of Cheney speaking Monday evening at an event at New York City’s Center for Culture and Arts.

I want you to take a listen to something she said,” Mattingly noted, adding sarcastically that Cheney is “always so subtle.”

“What we’ve done in our politics is create a situation where we’re electing idiots,” Cheney said to loud laughter.

“And so I don’t look at it through the lens of like, you know, is this what I should do or what I shouldn’t do? I look at it through the lens of how do we elect serious people? And I think electing serious people can’t be partisan,” the former No. 3 House Republican — who was extremely partisan during her time in the chamber — added.

“Amen,” Avlon replied.

“Yeah, she’s right. And probably what she would have gotten to in the next breath is why are we electing idiots?” Hoover noted further, adding:

And part of the problem is we have this closed partisan primary process, particularly on the Republican side. It’s on the left too. And I know my husband gets so happy when I say that because he’s been saying it for 15 years. But if you look at the Republicans who survived in the last election, who voted to convict Donald Trump, who did not vote for Bret Kavanaugh, Lisa Murkowski, for example, or the two House Republicans who survived, they voted to convict or they voted to impeach.

All of them came from states that have passed some kind of voting reform, some kind of electoral reform that allows for the primary process to play to a broader group of Americans, not a closed ideological extreme base of a party.

Last month, Cheney drew the ire of conservatives when she claimed, again, that Donald Trump is not qualified to become president again.

Cheney took to Twitter to complain after the former president said during a town hall he was “inclined” to “pardon” many of the Americans convicted of various criminal activities during the January 6 Capitol riot in 2021.

“Any candidate who says they will pardon Jan. 6 defendants is not qualified to be President,” Cheney, who took a sharp turn against Trump in the months leading up to his 2020 defeat, tweeted.

Civil Rights attorney Leo Terrell responded to Cheney: “You are not qualified to serve in Congress! That is why you lost by 60 percentage points!”

During the CNN-hosted town hall, after being asked about pardoning the Jan. 6 offenders, Trump noted:

I am inclined to pardon many of them. I can’t say for every single one because a couple of them probably got out of control. But you know when you look at it, when you look at Antifa what they’ve done to Portland.

When you look at Antifa and what they’ve done to Minneapolis and so man other places. Look what they did to Seattle and BLM, many people were killed. I’m not trying to justify anything. But you have two standards of justice in this country …

And then what they’ve done to these people, they’ve persecuted these people. And yeah, my answer is, if I get in … it will be a large portion of… And what they’ve done to so many people is nothing. Nothing! And then what they’ve done to these people is they’ve persecuted these people. And yeah, my answer is, I will most likely if I get in, I will say most likely it will be a large portion of them.

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