Liz Cheney Criticizes Trump’s Attack Against Ambassador Yovanovitch
A top House Republican said on Friday that President Donald Trump “was wrong” to criticize former Ukraine Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch on Twitter as she testified before the House Intelligence Committee, according to The Associated Press.
Yovanovitch “clearly is somebody who’s been a public servant to the United States for decades and I don’t think the president should have done that,” Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) said of the former ambassador.
The AP noted that Cheney served in the State Department during her father Dick Cheney’s vice presidency and “has been more supportive of the career diplomats that have so far testified than some other Republicans.”
Trump has come under fire for issuing the tweet, in which he said, “Everywhere Marie Yovanovitch went turned bad.” Some have suggested the president has gifted Democrats another article of impeachment, characterizing the tweet as witness intimidation.