Liz Cheney: 'No Question' Obama Lied About 'You Can Keep It,' Expected Media to Cover for Him
"I think there is no way he could not have known the truth. There was very clearly a situation in which they were thinking, you know what? The media never holds us accountable. They're not going to hold us accountable here."
So said Wyoming Republican senatorial candidate Liz Cheney on Fox News Sunday about the President's "You Can Keep It" pledge (video follows with transcript and commentary):
CHRIS WALLACE, HOST: Interest is growing in the 2014 election. And one of the hottest races is the battle inside the Republican Party for the Senate seat in Wyoming. Three-term incumbent Mike Enzi faces challenger Liz Cheney, daughter of the former vice president.
Joining me now for her first Sunday show interview as a Senate candidate is Liz Cheney.
And welcome back to "Fox News Sunday."
LIZ CHENEY: It's great to be back. I feel like I should be on the panel, though.
WALLACE: Well, no, you're a guest, a full-fledged guest.
Do you believe that President Obama knowingly lied when he went around the country and promised, if you like your insurance plan, you can keep your plan?
CHENEY: I do. I think there is no way he could not have known the truth. There was very clearly a situation in which they were thinking, you know what? The media never holds us accountable. They're not going to hold us accountable here. He believes and, ultimately, he wants to move to a single-payer program. I think he probably figured that he had to say this in order to get it passed.
So, there is no question that he lied, and that we're all paying the price for it now. And you see real turmoil, frankly, inside the Democratic Party, because now, even Democrats are having to admit what the president said was fundamentally untrue and that this has been a train wreck.
Of course Obama expected the media wouldn't hold him accountable. Why would he think otherwise?
Consider that even with all the evidence concerning this lie, the folks at MSNBC and the New York Times are still covering for him and will likely continue to no matter what.
Must be nice!