House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made headlines on Tuesday when she heaped praise on House Republican Conference Chairwoman Liz Cheney (R-WY) calling her “Lynne Cheney.”
The house speaker uncharacteristically praised the high-ranking Republican for her “courage” and “patriotism” as the Wyoming representative is facing pushback over her opinion on election integrity.
Cheney has criticized former President Donald Trump and said that she believes the 2020 presidential election was fair, and there is no case for election fraud, seemingly indicating her faith in the facts available to lawmakers today, according to Breitbart News.
“I do commend Lynne Cheney for her courage, for her patriotism,” Pelosi said, mistakenly referring to Liz Cheney as Lynne, who is the congresswoman’s mother and wife of former Vice President Dick Cheney.
“I wish her well,” the speaker added. “Perhaps this challenge will make her stronger. I don’t know, that’s up to her caucus. I don’t welcome their participation in our caucus and I’m sure they don’t welcome my participation in theirs.”
Pelosi and her party have been at odds with many Republicans who believe that the results of the most recent presidential election could have been tainted, and have called for investigations to determine its legitimacy.
Additionally, Pelosi is holding onto her majority in the House of Representatives by the smallest of margins, and many believe that the next election may turn that tide.
Good-will with one potentially malleable member of the other side could spell success on some future project that converted some Democrats to the left.
A majority in either house of Congress would be a huge win for Republicans at this point who have been religated to putting the breaks on as many issues as possible, without much luck in most cases.