Liz Cheney suffered a staggering loss in her primary and now she’s vowing to take down former President Trump and any Republicans who seem to support him. After her overwhelming loss in the primary, GOP Rep. Liz Cheney hopes to turn it into a nationwide effort to keep former President Donald J. Trump out of the White House. “I’m focused on this from the perspective of substance, and I really think the country faces grave threats and as I sort of go through finishing my work here in Congress over the next several months, and making a decision about how I can best help to ensure that we right our political ship, you know, I’ll make decisions about what comes next,” Cheney told ABC News Chief Washington Correspondent Jon Karl.
Cheney plans to build a political organization soon to help educate the American people about the threats the country currently faces, to oppose any Donald Trump campaign for president. According to Cheney, Trump has created a movement that every American must look beyond if the Republican Party is to survive. “I think we have to make sure that he is not our nominee,” she said.
Using Republicans Sens. Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley, and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis as examples, Cheney said she would have a hard time supporting any future Republican presidential candidate that had aligned his or herself with Trump. “DeSantis is somebody who is right now campaigning for election deniers. And I think that, you know, that is something that we’ve got to have real pause about. Either you fundamentally believe in and will support our constitutional structure, or you don’t,” said Cheney, reported ABC News.
Cheney stated that “first of all, obviously, we have tremendous work left to do on the select committee, tremendous work left to do as Wyoming’s representative in Congress. Also, I’m going to be very focused on working to ensure that we do everything we can not to elect election deniers,” and also added that she thinks “that we’ve got election deniers that have been nominated for really important positions all across the country. And I’m going to work against those people. I’m going to work to support their opponents. I think it matters that much.”
Liz Cheney still considers a 2024 presidential run a possibility, and will likely make a decision after her tenure in the House is over. However, she refused to provide any additional detail on her own possible presidential run, stating that she is still weighing her options. When asked by Karl if she would run as an independent candidate, she said she’s “not going to go down that path anymore in terms of speculating – today.”
Cheney said she still had a “huge amount of work left to do” representing Wyoming for the next several months, and only then she’d make decisions about what comes next after that. “You run for president because you believe you would be the best, and so, any decision that I make about doing something that significant and that serious would be with the intention of winning and because I think I would be the best candidate,” she told Jon Karl.
However, many consider Liz Cheney’s political career to be over after getting crushed by double digits in her primary, but her very few fans say it’s just the beginning – but there’s not much to back that up.
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