Liz Cheney on Christian Bale: He had chance to play 'a real superhero’ and ‘screwed it up’

Rep. Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn CheneyElise Stefanik seeks to tackle GOP’s women ‘crisis’ ahead of 2020 Sunday shows preview: Shutdown negotiations continue after White House immigration proposal NY Times prints special section featuring women of the 116th Congress MORE (R-Wyo.) said Wednesday that Christian Bale had the opportunity to play "a real superhero" in his portrayal of former Vice President Dick Cheney and "screwed it up."

The congresswoman was asked on "Fox & Friends" about Bale's Golden Globes acceptance speech, in which he thanked Satan for providing inspiration to play the lawmaker's father in the film "Vice."

"Christian Bale finally had the chance to play a real superhero and he clearly screwed it up," Liz Cheney said.

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She added that she's proud of her father and "very proud and honored to be his daughter." Cheney said she has not seen the movie, then transitioned into discussing the partial government shutdown.

Bale, who previously played the role of Batman for three movies, won the “Best Actor in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy” category on Sunday. In an acceptance speech that received laughter and applause from the audience, Bale also called Cheney and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellGraham angers Dems by digging into Clinton, Obama controversies Senate GOP eyes 'nuclear option' for Trump nominees next week Taiwan’s President Tsai should be invited to address Congress MORE (R-Ky.) “charisma-free assholes."

Liz Cheney initially responded by suggesting Satan "probably inspired" assault allegations against Bale in 2008. Police did not press charges in the case.