Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, isn't about to turn the other cheek when it comes to sticking by her father.
On Sunday, actor Christian Bale didn't hold back his feelings about Dick Cheney as he accepted the Golden Globe award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. Bale won for his portrayal of the divisive politician in the film Vice.
In his acceptance speech, the actor joked that he got the part because of his resemblance to Cheney, saying:
"He [director Adam McKay] said, 'I have to find somebody that can be absolutely charisma free and reviled by everybody, so we wanted Christian Bale.'"
Earlier, Bale shared a warning his wife gave him about speeches, saying "less is more".
He told the audience:
"She knows the dumb crap that can come out of my mouth at times. I can sink and ruin a perfectly good movie and so-so career in one speech. So thank you for that advice, my love."
Clearly, though, he didn't listen.
Bale roasted Dick Cheney and took down Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in one fell swoop.
"For all the competition, I will be cornering the market on charisma-free assholes. What do you think, Mitch McConnell next? That could be good, couldn't it? Thank you to Satan for giving me inspiration."
You can watch Bale's speech below.
Christian Bale thanking SATAN at Golden Globe 2019 speech award www.youtube.com
The audience seemed entertained, if slightly nervous, about where this was going. Liz Cheney, however, was not the least bit amused.
A short time after Bale's speech, she tweeted this:
Satan probably inspired him to do this, too. Christian Bale arrested for 'assault on mother and sister'| The Indep… https://t.co/rwwxUHIn7x— Liz Cheney (@Liz Cheney)1546831562.0
Twitter is sitting back like:
@thedailybeast https://t.co/sh1MhHLIQv— Batts 🧠 (@Batts 🧠)1546869900.0
@thedailybeast Gah he did an outstanding job as did makeup artists. That movie left me in tears. My hub had to talk… https://t.co/77ATKQOmXt— Me’chanted (@Me’chanted)1546872326.0
@thedailybeast Liz Cheney. . . https://t.co/fvwvYpgkvw— Douglas Ritz (@Douglas Ritz)1546874437.0
@thedailybeast Can't we just all agree that mocking a controversial VP and yelling at your mom is just the same as… https://t.co/Y1zsLvFYfz— Celebrity Lockup: The Individual One Story (@Celebrity Lockup: The Individual One Story)1546870554.0
@thedailybeast https://t.co/cSsnfldA4c— Allen Sayers (@Allen Sayers)1546895362.0
Some felt that if it fits...
@thedailybeast If the horns fit— If they are all Fredo, we are all Frodo (@If they are all Fredo, we are all Frodo)1546869714.0
@thedailybeast If the pitchfork fits...— banegirl ⚖️ (@banegirl ⚖️)1546873247.0
@thedailybeast If the tail fits— Dawn (@Dawn)1546896222.0
@thedailybeast If the horns and tail fit.— Christine MacDonald (@Christine MacDonald)1546895596.0
Bale might not be a saint but...
@Liz_Cheney Christian Bale May be an asshole, but he never got anyone killed. No matter how nice your Dad is to you… https://t.co/VC3ZNlE4FO— newbal (@newbal)1546886440.0
@Liz_Cheney New Headline: Millions Displaced/Murdered in Iraq Due to Christian Bale Domestic Dispute https://t.co/szjLmXTUEP— ❤️🦖Brirannosaurus❤️🦖WreXXOO😘 Social Media (@❤️🦖Brirannosaurus❤️🦖WreXXOO😘 Social Media)1546890991.0
@Liz_Cheney People who have been killed by bombs because of Christian Bale: 0 People killed by bombs because of you… https://t.co/64abyzKagV— Erin O'Riordan (@Erin O'Riordan)1546904588.0
And how does Satan feel about this comparison?
I love this headline on TPM: "Liz Cheney Shoots Back At Christian Bale For Likening Her Father To ‘Satan’" The nex… https://t.co/bDnWwjIkHO— Trent Mannina (@Trent Mannina)1546897330.0
Liz Cheney’s pissed off Christian Bale credited Satan for inspiration on how to play Dick Cheney in 'Vice.’ Y’thin… https://t.co/LXSWgJXdTu— Paul Lander (@Paul Lander)1546890526.0
There must be some middle ground?
Dear @Liz_Cheney: Christian Bale didn't mean that your father is literally Satan. Only the human personification of… https://t.co/eX8n6pgJ4c— Real Fake P0TUS (@Real Fake P0TUS)1546881424.0
Now that's how a civilized society works out its differences: compromise.