Liz Cheney says she has NOT ruled out running for president in 2024 and the most important issue is ‘protecting the nation from Donald Trump’
- Rep. Liz Cheney has not ruled out a presidential run in 2024
- ‘I’ll make a decision about ’24 down the road,’ she said in an interview Sunday with ABC talk show This Week
- She added, ‘The single most important thing is protecting the nation from Donald Trump’
- Trump, who still holds outsize influence in the Republican Party, has discussed a potential new candidacy with increasing openness
- Some outlets reported he could announce a fresh bid for the White House as early as July
‘I’ll make a decision about ’24 down the road,’ she said in an interview Sunday with ABC talk show This Week.
‘The single most important thing is protecting the nation from Donald Trump.’
Rep. Liz Cheney (right) sat down with ABC News’ Jonathan Karl (left) in an interview that aired in full on Sunday morning – it was the first interview with the Wyoming congresswoman since the surprise January 6 hearing on Tuesday
‘I’ll make a decision about ’24 down the road,’ Rep. Liz Cheney said in an interview Sunday with ABC’s This Week
The Wyoming Republican was one of just 10 Republicans in the House of Representatives who voted to impeach the former president for inciting the January 6, 2021 insurrection by his supporters.
The 55-year-old is now vice chair of the special House committee investigating whether Trump was responsible for the attack on the US Capitol, as he sought to stay in power after losing the 2020 election to Democrat Joe Biden.
‘A man as dangerous as Donald Trump can absolutely never be anywhere near the Oval Office ever again,’ Cheney said, telling ABC she thinks her Republican Party ‘can’t survive’ if the real estate mogul wins the nomination again in 2024.
‘Those of us who believe in Republican principles and ideals have a responsibility to try to lead the party back to what it can be,’ she said.
Trump, who still holds outsize influence in the Republican Party, has discussed a potential new candidacy with increasing openness, with some outlets reporting he could announce his campaign by the end of July.
Even as Cheney – daughter of former vice president Dick Cheney – mulls a White House bid she is fighting for her political life in Wyoming, where a Trump-backed rival, Harriet Hageman, is challenging her in the state’s Republican primary, to be held next month ahead of November’s midterm elections.
‘I don’t intend to lose the republican primary in Wyoming,’ she also told ABC’s Jonathan Karl.
‘I think it’s important because I will be the best representative that the people of Wyoming can have,’ she added.