Fox News contributor and civil rights attorney Leo Terrell didn’t hold back in response to former U.S. House Rep Liz Cheney after she tried to offer advice on who is qualified to be president.
Terrell reminded Cheney of the disastrous defeat in the 2022 primary when she lost to the woman who replaced her in Congress, U.S. House Rep Harriet Hageman (R-WY).
Cheney claimed in a tweet yesterday, “Any candidate who says they will pardon Jan. 6 defendants is not qualified to be President.”
In a quote tweet response, Terrell told her, “You are not qualified to serve in Congress! That is why you lost by 60 percentage points!”
You are not qualified to serve in Congress! That is why you lost by 60 percentage points! https://t.co/K5iC1Rdfb6
— TheLeoTerrell (@TheLeoTerrell) May 25, 2023
According to the Hill, Cheney’s comments were an apparent response to Florida Republican Gov. and 2024 presidential candidate Ron DeSantis for saying he’ll consider pardoning Jan. 6 defendants if elected to the White House.
DeSantis appeared on “The Clay Travis & Buck Sexton Show” and told the hosts that he would consider “on day one” pardoning defendants connected to Jan. 6.
When asked, DeSantis insisted, “On day one, I will have folks that will get together and look at all these cases, who people are victims of weaponization or political targeting, and we will be aggressive in issuing pardons.”
Of those arrested over Jan. 6, Trump said earlier this month during the CNN Town Hall, “I am inclined to pardon many of them.”
“I can’t say for every single one, because a couple of them, probably … got out of control,” and added that “most likely” he would pardon “a large portion of them … and it’ll be very early on.”