Cheney Calls Trump Remarks on Colin Powell “Pathetic Garbage”; Hageman, Bouchard Mum

Liz Cheney said Trump's disparaging remarks on Gen. Colin Powell following his death "pathetic garbage" while her opponents offered no comment.

Jimmy Orr

October 19, 20212 min read

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(Cowboy State Daily Staff)

Wyoming’s Congresswoman Liz Cheney on Tuesday was short and to the point when sharing her opinion on former President Donald Trump’s disparaging comments about retired Gen. Colin Powell following his death on Monday.

“Pathetic garbage,” she told Cowboy State Daily.

Trump issued a predictably different tribute to Powell following his death on Monday than those offered by people who worked with the former secretary of state.

“Wonderful to see Colin Powell, who made big mistakes on Iraq and famously, so-called weapons of mass destruction, be treated in death so beautifully by the fake news media,” Trump wrote. 

“He was a classic RINO, if even that, always being the first to attack other Republicans. He made plenty of mistakes, but anyway, may he rest in peace!” he said.

While Cheney criticized Trump for his comments, her main primary opponents offered no response to the former president.

Bouchard offered no comment while Hageman spokesperson Tim Murtaugh declined to comment on the former president’s remarks.

Murtaugh did provide a a statement from Hageman on Powell’s passing

“I respect Colin Powell’s lifelong service to this country.  I am praying for his family and loved ones, and may he rest in peace,” Hageman said.

Trump’s former vice president, Mike Pence, had a different opinion than Trump, stating that Powell was a “true American patriot who served our Nation with distinction in uniform.”

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Jimmy Orr

Executive Editor

A third-generation Wyomingite, Jimmy Orr is the executive editor and co-founder of Cowboy State Daily.