Cheney Blames Republican Leadership for Massacre in Buffalo

U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY)

( – The investigation is not complete, and the bodies of the deceased have not been mourned and buried. Still, Liz Cheney, the Wyoming Republican congresswoman who is seen as a turncoat by many in her party, blames her fellow Republicans for the massacre at a Buffalo grocery store this weekend that left ten people dead and three others injured.

As Fox News recounts in “Liz Cheney blames GOP leaders for enabling White racism days after Buffalo shooter’s attack“:

“Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., is blaming leaders in her own party for enabling hate in the U.S., after a mass shooting in Buffalo, N.Y., where the suspect is believed to be a white nationalist.

“Two days after Payton Gendron allegedly went on a shooting spree at a grocery store, killing 10 people and injuring three – most of whom were Black – Cheney took to Twitter to point a finger at her fellow Republicans.

The House GOP leadership has enabled white nationalism, white supremacy, and anti-semitism. History has taught us that what begins with words ends in far worse,” Cheney posted. “@GOP leaders must renounce and reject these views and those who hold them.” [emphasis added]

For Cheney, this isn’t the only instance where she has attacked her political party. She willingly joined the Select Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives created by Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to investigate the protest that took place at the United States Capitol Complex on January 6, 2021.

Shortly after Cheney joined Pelosi’s committee, she was removed from the U.S. House Republican leadership and was replaced by Congresswoman Elise Stefanik from New York. Cheney is also facing a tough primary challenge in Wyoming, which could see her booted from the U.S.House of Representatives after November’s elections.

Please share your thoughts about Cheney saying, “the House GOP leadership has enabled white nationalism, white supremacy, and anti-semitism” and, in so doing, blaming the GOP for the Buffalo grocery store massacre by emailing [email protected]. Do you agree or disagree with Cheney? Why or why not?