Liz Cheney, a Republican from Wyoming, lost her primary election in August and will leave office in January. She has now made it obvious that her objective is to pursue former President Donald Trump.
Cheney did not rule out a presidential bid in 2024 during a recent interview with CNN. Tapper asked Cheney at the conclusion of the talk whether she would consider running for president to prevent Trump from winning the presidency.
“At this point, I have not made a decision about 2024. I am really very focused on the substance of what we have to do on the select committee, very focused on the work that I have to do to represent the people of Wyoming, and I’ll make a decision about 2024 down the road,” Cheney said.
During a speech at The Texas Tribune Festival, the departing legislator vowed to abandon the Republican Party if Donald Trump is nominated in 2024.
“I’m going to make sure Donald Trump, I’m going to do everything I can to make sure he is not the nominee. And if he is the nominee, I won’t be a Republican,” she said.
When asked if she will run for president in 2024, she also delivered an intriguing response.
“It’s not about me or making a decision about what I’m going to do,” she said. “I certainly will do whatever it takes to make sure Donald Trump isn’t anywhere close to the Oval Office.”
Cheney also recently headlined the American Enterprise Institute’s annual Constitution Day Lecture and invoked Abraham Lincoln’s “call for a patriotism” grounded in “reverence to the Constitution” and how it’s “essential in protecting our inheritance of liberty, and why we must resist the rise of a mobocratic spirit.”
This is not a coincidence.
Cheney suggested in her August concession address that she may run for president in 2024 to “stop” Trump.
“The path was clear. But it would have required that I go along with President Trump’s lie about the 2020 election. It would have required that I enable his ongoing efforts to unravel our democratic system and attack the foundations of our republic,” she said. “That was a path I could not and would not take.”
Cheney hinted at a candidacy in 2024 when she observed that Abraham Lincoln lost House and Senate races “before he won the most important election of them” as president.
She told the TODAY Show she was “thinking about” joining the 2024 Republican presidential race.
“That’s a decision that I’m going to make in the coming months, and I’m not going to make any announcements here this morning. But it is something that I am thinking about, and I’ll make a decision in the coming months,” Cheney responded when asked if she had considered a White House bid.
Liz Cheney is joining us live. @SavannahGuthrie is speaking with her about the defeat in the Wyoming Republican primary, her take in the message the voters were sending, and where she goes from here. pic.twitter.com/xrpOMs5fAv
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) August 17, 2022
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