Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) is taking again her earlier condemnation of homosexual marriage.
On Sunday, the Wyoming Republican expressed public help for LGBTQ rights for the primary time, saying her earlier stance was “mistaken.” Cheney’s previous feedback on her perception “within the conventional definition of marriage” in 2013 prompted a rift along with her sister Mary, who’s married to a lady. (Her father, former Vice President Dick Cheney, got here out in help of same-sex marriage in 2009.)
“How do you defend what you probably did?” 60 Minutes’ Lesley Stahl requested Cheney in an interview that aired Sunday night.
“I used to be mistaken. I used to be mistaken. I like my sister very a lot,” Cheney responded.
The consultant went on to say her father “was proper” and that she and her sister “have had that dialog” and that the 2 have reconciled.
Stahl appeared surprised, saying: “Wow. I used to be not anticipating that.”
Cheney had extra to say, emphasizing the necessity to “work in opposition to discrimination of all types.” She recalled a current occasion at which a younger transgender girl got here as much as her and advised her about feeling unsafe. “No person ought to really feel unsafe,” Cheney stated. “Freedom means freedom for everyone.”
The interview aired simply hours after the Wyoming Republican fired a shot across the bow at former President Donald Trump on Twitter, saying she preferred “Republican presidents who win re-election.”