Former Congresswoman Liz Cheney (R-WY), who is still wallowing in her defeat by Trump-endorsed candidate Harriet Hageman, used her interview on ABC’s This Week to explain her path going forward.
Host of “This Week,” Jonathan Karl remarked, “If there were any lingering doubts about Donald Trump’s hold on the Republican Party, they were erased Tuesday night. Liz Cheney, Trump’s loudest and most persistent critic in the party and the number one target of his vengeance campaign, went down in a landslide primary defeat.”
Little is currently known about Cheney’s future political aspirations other than the possibility of a presidential run. However, her words speak for themselves. While being interviewed on ABC’s This Week, Cheney was asked what her defeat meant for the Republican Party, to which she replied, “So I think, one, it says that people continue to believe the lie. They continue to believe what he’s saying, which is very dangerous.”
“I think it also tells you that large portions of our party, including the leadership of our party, both at a state level in Wyoming as well as on a national level with the RNC, is very sick,” she continued.
While the GOP has seemingly moved on from Liz Cheney without a second thought, Cheney is still reeling from her loss. Cheney announced that she will be starting a new political organization. While the details of the organization are currently unknown, it will most likely be less than friendly to the America First wing of the Republican party.
Cheney’s rhetoric is notably unpopular within Republican circles; however, she has most definitely struck new alliances with those on the left. She admitted that after her primary defeat, she had a talk with President Biden: “I did hear from President Biden. We had a very — a very good talk, a talk about the importance of putting the country ahead of partisanship.”
After being probed for details into this new organization, Cheney replied, “I’m going to be very focused on working to ensure that we do everything we can not to elect election deniers. And I’m going to work against those people, I’m going to work to support their opponents; I think it matters that much.”
Cheney has changed her campaign committee to a new leadership PAC. While the details are currently unknown as to exactly what will be done with the new PAC, it’s been named “the Great Task” and will most likely give money to candidates similar to Cheney in political views, according to Politico.