Liz Cheney Slams Trump’s Statement Regarding the Passing of Colin Powell

Representative Liz Cheney called former President Donald Trump’s statement that included jibes at Colin Powell a day after he passed away “pathetic garbage.”

Powell, a retired Chairman of the Joint Chiefs and former Secretary of State, died Monday of coronavirus complications at 84. On Tuesday, Trump wrote a statement criticizing Powell’s “big mistakes on Iraq” and favorable media coverage after news of his death broke. Cheney called Powell a “statesman and a leader who loved and served our nation” and shared a statement from her father and former Vice President Dick Cheney honoring Powell on Monday. In part, the former Vice President said, “Colin was a trailblazer and role model for so many: the son of immigrants who rose to become National Security Advisor, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, and Secretary of State.”