Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., slammed actor Christian Bale for saying Satan inspired him when he played her father Dick Cheney in the movie "Vice". "Christian Bale arrested for 'assault on mother and sister, '" she said in her posting, linking to a story in The Independent. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and jokingly proposed that the senator may be the next "charisma-free" politician the "Dark Knight" actor tackles.
The charges were later dropped due to insufficient evidence.
Bale was self-deprecating while thanking "Vice" director Adam McKay for giving him the Cheney part - but took the former VP down with him.More news: Police Arrest Suspect In The Murder Of Jazmine Barnes
Actor Christian Bale attends The 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 30, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. In his acceptance speech, Bale threw a strong jab at the subject of the film and chose to make his feelings about Cheney very clear.
The hosts called out Bale as the only one who really got political during the show, and co-host Brian Kilmeade said it was a "stupid speech".
And then some dumb crap came out of Bale's mouth.More news: Brian Flores Set for Multiple Head Coach Interviews
Bale won an Academy Award and Golden Globe in the supporting actor category for 2010's "The Fighter". "I can sink and ruin a perfectly good movie and so-so career in one speech". "Hail Christian! Hail Satan!".
Bale also offered praise to McKay, remarking, "He said, 'I have to find somebody that can be absolutely charisma free and reviled by everybody, so we wanted Christian Bale'".
Despite its name, the Church of Satan (different from the Satanic Temple) neither worships nor believes that Satan is some sort of powerful, supernatural and evil being.More news: Leave your egos at home - Kohli offers Australia Ashes advice
In a tweet, the group reacted positively to Bale's thanks to Satan.