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Liz Cheney sparks family feud

The Senate candidate's remarks caused her own sister to rebuke her
/ Source: MSNBC TV

The Senate candidate's remarks caused her own sister to rebuke her

It’s a good thing Mary Cheney can’t vote in Wyoming.

After an appearance on Fox News Sunday in which Wyoming Senate candidate Liz Cheney said she and her married gay sister “just disagree” on the subject of marriage equality, Mary Cheney posted a sharp rebuke to her Facebook page.  “Liz – this isn’t just an issue on which we disagree, you’re just wrong – and on the wrong side of history,” she wrote.

Mary Cheney’s wife, Heather Poe, also took to Facebook to sound off. “Liz has been a guest in our home, has spent time and shared holidays with our children, and when Mary and I got married in 2012 – she didn’t hesitate to tell us how happy she was for us. To have her say she doesn’t support our right to marry is offensive to say the least.”

Their comments came after Liz Cheney, who is struggling in the polls against Rebublican incumbent Senator Mike Enzi, tried to explain to host Chris Wallace that her support of a State Department policy that grants benefits to same sex couples is not inconsistent with her broader opposition to allowing those couples to get married.

A group that supports Enzi has gone after Cheney as being soft on gay marriage in an attack ad.

This is not the first time Mary Cheney has publicly criticized her sister for her position on marriage equality. 

In August, she posted that she loved her sister but “she is dead wrong on the issue of marriage.”

Their father, former Vice President Dick Cheney announced his support for gay marriage in 2009. He is scheduled to appear at a fundraiser in Denver for his daughter on Wednesday.