Former President Trump issued a comment on Tuesday stating that he will speak with some of Republican Rep. Liz Cheney’s primary opponents next week.
Trump, who wants to oust the anti-MAGA incumbent Republican from her office, plans to support one of Cheney’s opponents in the coming months.
“Focus on the Wyoming Primary against RINO Liz Cheney. Some very respected pollsters told me she is toast in Wyoming after joining with Crazy Pelosi and supporting the Democrats’ Impeachment. And that is only the beginning!” Trump said in the comment.
“This is a ‘hot’ contest with some very interesting people running against her. But remember, in the end we just need ONE CANDIDATE. I will be meeting with some of her competitors next week and will be deciding on who to endorse in the coming months. ONLY ONE CANDIDATE. Thank you!” Trump said.
Cheney was among the 10 House GOP members to vote for impeaching Trump earlier this year after the Jan. 6 Capitol protest.
The Senate vote happened after Trump was already out of office. While 57 senators voted for conviction, that number was short of the amount needed for conviction and Donald Trump was acquitted.
Cheney, who is an outspoken critic of Trump and RINO conservative, was removed from being the House GOP Conference Chair in May and pro-Trump Congresswoman Elise Stefanik was selected to fill the slot after Cheney’s embarrassing ouster.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has chosen Cheney as one of the people who will be on a select committee given the role of investigating the Jan. 6 protest.
Cheney and Republican Congressman Adam Kinzinger of Illinois were the only GOP lawmakers to vote for creating the committee. Kinzinger was also among the 10 Republicans who voted for impeaching Trump.
Cheney, whose dad is Dick Cheney, the former Vice President, has served as Wyoming’s House member since 2017.
“The people of Wyoming will have a clear decision between someone who is loyal to the Constitution and someone whose claim is loyalty to Trump, and I am confident that they will make the right choice,” Cheney said this Tuesday.
Author: Scott Dowdy