Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) indicated that she has not ruled out a presidential campaign in 2024.
While appearing on ABC’s This Week, embattled Wyoming congresswoman Liz Cheney refused to outright rule out the prospect of running for president.
“Do you see yourself running for president as a strategy to keep the party from crumbling and ultimately harming our nation?” Karl asked Cheney.
“I haven’t decided yet,” Cheney said. “Down the road, I’ll make a decision about 2024.”
In the same interview, she went on to say that the January 6 Group is “critical,” and that she believes “Donald Trump can never be allowed in the oval office again.”
During the interview, Cheney also declared that Trump “cannot be the party candidate” and that she did not believe the GOP would survive if he were. She went on to state that millions of Americans had been “betrayed” by former President Trump following the 2020 presidential election.
She is already facing an uphill battle to keep her seat in Congress this November, as recent polling shows she is trailing by 28 points to Republican primary challenger Harriet Hageman.
According to Hageman, Cheney has “lost Wyoming.” Liz Cheney does not reside in Wyoming. She does not represent our beliefs or values.
In addition to calling for the impeachment of the former president, Cheney is a Vice-Chair of the January 6 Committee, which is looking into Trump’s involvement in the Capitol protest on January 6. According to Karl’s interview with Cheney, it’s possible that the committee will offer a “criminal referral” against Trump.
During a demonstration in support of Hageman, Trump referred to Cheney as “a human soundbite machine for CNN and MSDNC and a lapdog for Pelosi.”
“She’s gone crazy,” Trump said. “Now I understand. For years, I’ve been hearing these stories. Now I get it. She’s completely insane now.”