Former Republican Rep. Liz Cheney declared her commitment to preventing former President Donald Trump’s return to the White House. Amid contemplating a potential third-party presidential run in 2024, she emphasized the urgency of challenging Trump’s influence on the Republican Party.
In an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper on “AC360,” Cheney highlighted the necessity of post-election efforts, considering options from rebuilding the GOP to establishing a new party aligned with traditional Republican values. Her focus remains on thwarting Trump’s potential re-election, stating, “I’ll do whatever I have to do to make sure Donald Trump’s not elected.”
Cheney, known for her outspoken criticism of Trump, suggested the viability of a third-party challenge in 2024 but emphasized the non-partisan nature of uniting against Trump’s influence. She stressed the importance of defending the Constitution, urging collective action irrespective of policy differences.
The former congresswoman from Wyoming, promoting her book “Oath and Honor: A Memoir and a Warning,” iterated her consideration for a presidential run against Trump. She warned of the consequences of a second Trump presidency, envisioning pardons for January 6 rioters and a disregard for court rulings.
Cheney’s book and public statements underscore her apprehension about Trump’s stance on constitutional norms and the potential consequences of his return to power. Her critical stance against Trump led to her removal from House Republican leadership and her subsequent departure from Congress.
Detailing her Republican colleagues’ alignment with Trump’s claims of election fraud after the 2020 election, Cheney highlighted instances where party members reluctantly supported contested electoral votes.
Cheney’s divergence from the GOP during previous elections, including advocacy against Trump-aligned candidates and support for moderate Democrats, underscores her commitment to challenging Trump’s influence within the Republican Party.
Her call to action, transcending political affiliations, emphasizes the need for collective effort to prevent Trump and those allied with him from gaining power. As Cheney continues to explore options, her stance remains firm against the resurgence of Trump’s influence on American politics.