U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), the third-highest ranking Republican in the House, said that if former President Donald Trump ran again for president in 2024 that she would not vote for him, and Trump responded immediately.
Cheney made the comments at the end of an interview on Neil Cavuto’s show on Fox News Wednesday.
Well, look, Neil, I’ve been very clear about my views about what happened on January 6th, about my views of the president’s culpability, I obviously voted to impeach him, I think that it was the gravest violation of an oath of office by any president in American history,” she explained.
“I think for us as a party, we’ve got to be the party of hope and aspiration, and we cannot embrace insurrection, we can’t minimize what happened on January 6th, and I think that all of us regardless of partisanship, have an obligation and a duty to the Constitution.”
“If Donald Trump were the 2024 nominee, would you support him?” asked Cavuto.
“I would not,” said Cheney without pause.
News of the admission from Cheney, who was one of the few Republican members of Congress to vote to impeach Trump after the U.S. Capitol rioting, apparently reached the former president, who released a statement against her about an hour later.
“[S]o many people many people are looking to run against Crazy Liz Cheney — but we only want one,” read the statement from Trump.
“She is so far down in Wyoming polls that the only way she can win is numerous candidates running against her and splitting the vote. Hopefully, that won’t happen,” he added. “I’ll make an Endorsement soon!”
Other vocal critics of Trump have offered differing opinions on a possible 2024 presidential run, including Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) who said that the former president would likely win if he ran again.
John Boehner, the former Republican Speaker of the House, said that he voted for Trump in 2020 over his “good friend” Joe Biden, but that he would hope to have other alternatives to vote for if Trump ran in 2024.
Soon after Cheney voted to impeach Trump, the Wyoming GOP party answered by censuring her and demanding her resignation. She also successfully fended off a campaign led by Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida to have her removed from GOP leadership in February.
Cheney’s office said that her re-election campaign raised $1.5 million in the first three months of 2021, a record for her fundraising efforts.
Here’s the video of Cheney’s comments:
Rep. Liz Cheney said she will not support Trump if he is the 2024 nominee and that his actions on Jan. 6 was the “g… https://t.co/EFK3HsNXOO
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