Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) lost big in her primary bid on Tuesday and used a follow-up interview with NBC “Today’s” Savanah Guthrie as a springboard to lay out her future political aspirations — including a potential Presidential run in 2024.
When asked if she planned to run for President, Cheney replied, “I am going to be making sure people all around this country understand the stakes of what we are facing, understand the extent to which we’ve now got one major political party — my party — which has really become a cult of personality.
“And we’ve got to get this party back to a place where we are embracing the values and principles upon which it was founded,” she added. “And talking about, you know, fundamental issues of civics.”
When Savanah Guthrie continued to press Cheney for a more direct answer, she said, “I will be doing whatever it takes to keep Donald Trump out of the Oval Office… It is something I’m thinking about, and I’ll make a decision in the coming months.”
Cheney also insinuated she would have won her primary in Wyoming, if only she had embraced Trump’s claims of election fraud.
“Well look, as we talked about before, I won my primary by 73 percentage points two years ago. The path to that same victory would have been very easy,” the ousted Congresswoman continued.
“It was clear how that path would go,” Cheney added. “But that path would have required that I accept, that I embrace, that I perpetuate the ‘Big Lie,’ and I’ve been very clear at every moment since January 6 that there are some things that have got to be above politics — that there’s no political office that is more important than the principles that we take an oath to defend,”
Cheney also remarked. “I believe that Donald Trump continues to pose a very grave threat and risk to our Republic, and I think defeating him is going to require a broad and united front of Republicans, Democrats, and Independents.”
It’s clear where Cheney stands. Her willingness to compare the Democratic Party favorably to one of our nation’s best Presidents — Trump — is truly a sickening sight to behold.
Wyoming, and the country, deserve better.