Liz Cheney Apologizes to Milley Over ‘Despicable’ Attacks from Colleagues: They Tried ‘To Question Your Loyalty to Our Nation’

Congresswoman Liz Cheney (R- WY) took a moment during Wednesday’s Afghanistan hearing to apologize to General Mark Milley for “despicable” comments from her colleagues.

The House Armed Services Committee held a hearing Wednesday to press top military leaders on the chaotic U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan. The hearings yesterday and today have also been notable for questions to Milley about his calls to China, first reported by Bob Woodward and Robert Costa in Peril.

Matt Gaetz in particular went on a tear against Milley Wednesday, excoriating him on Afghanistan and bringing up the book to accuse him of “undermining the chain of command.”

Cheney started her time by bringing up the January 6 rioting at the Capitol, saying, “In the
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