Rep. Liz Cheney – vocal critic of former President Donald Trump signaled that she could leave the Republican Party, saying: “If [Trump] nominee, I won’t be a Republican.”
“Of course, I will do my best to sure Donald Trump is nowhere near the Oval Office,” the Wyoming Republican told Texas Tribune CEO Evan Smith at the newspaper festival. on Saturday.
Cheney also said on Saturday that she would be ready to stumped for Democrats, i.e. first time she said so clearly. The comments were made in in response to a question about Wyoming gubernatorial candidate Cary Lake, a supporter of of Trump false claims that the 2020 elections stolen.
“I will do everything in my power to sure that Lake Kari is not electedCheney said, to which Smith asked if this meant a potential election campaign. for democrats.
Cheney’s response: “Yes, it is.”
Cheney was the representative for The congressional district of Wyoming has been at large since 2017, but she was suffered a crushing defeat in her August primary against Trump-backed challenger Harriet Heigeman.
Cheney – Vice Chairman of House Committee of Inquiry January 6, 2021 attack on US Capitol, one of only two Republicans on Committee. Cheney also one of only 10 Republicans in the House of Representatives who voted to impeach Trump. Both positions seemed work against her during her campaign for re-election.
Only two of 10 Republican Party members who voted to impeach Trump survived their main challenges, while three others were defeated and four chose to either resign or not seek re-election. According to NPR, most of Trump-backed candidates in dominated by the medium-term outlook for 2022, and also said they support in former presidential false 2020 election announcements.
In his concession speech last month, Cheney said, “We must be very clear-eyes about the threat we face and about what required defeat him. i said since then January 6 that I will do my best to ensure Donald Trump never again somewhere near the Oval Office, and I’m serious.”
Cheney term will end on January 3, 2023 Rumors surfaced about a potential presidential nominee. for Cheney in 2024 but she’s gone made any final public statements one way or other on cause. When Smith asked Cheney if she planned to announce her candidacy, Cheney evaded:
“What are we going to do to sure that our children know what does it mean to have peace transfers of powershe replied. And what are we going to do to sure that we do not contribute to unraveling of Republic? …that’s what I’m focused on on.”