Former Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) is contemplating a third-party presidential run, she informed a number of shops Monday—however provided that she’s sure it gained’t draw votes from President Joe Biden and assist elect former President Donald Trump, who she plans to marketing campaign towards no matter whether or not her personal identify is on the poll.
Cheney mentioned she is considering forming a brand new “totally conservative” third celebration not beholden to Trump, and has not dominated out working on an impartial, bipartisan ticket, she informed a number of shops Monday whereas selling her new memoir, “Oath and Honor: A Memoir and a Warning.”
If she doesn’t run, and Trump is the GOP nominee, Cheney mentioned she is contemplating actively campaigning for Biden and towards Trump-aligned Home incumbents and candidates, she informed the Washington Put up.
Cheney, who misplaced her GOP Home management place and in the end her seat in Congress over her opposition to Trump, mentioned she fears “democracy is in danger at dwelling, clearly, on account of Donald Trump’s continued grip on the Republican Celebration” and internationally, she informed the Put up.
Cheney additionally mentioned she worries that the GOP-controlled Home, with Trump ally Rep. Mike Johnson (R-La.) as speaker, would vote towards certifying the outcomes of the 2024 presidential election if Biden wins.
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If Cheney runs, she would want the backing of a 3rd celebration that already meets state necessities to get on their ballots or she must petition each state individually to be positioned on their ballots as an impartial.
Cheney, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, misplaced her seat in Congress after she refused to again Trump’s claims that he was the true winner of the 2020 presidential election. Breaking from her GOP colleagues, she co-chaired the Democrat-led Jan. 6 committee and voted to question Trump over his function within the Capitol riots. She was defeated by greater than 30 factors within the Wyoming’s 2022 major by Trump-backed candidate Rep. Harriet Hageman, who went on to win the seat. She now works as a professor of apply on the College of Virginia Middle for Politics. Within the 2022 midterm elections, she made her first-ever endorsements of a number of Democrats who ran towards Trump-aligned candidates within the Home.
Cheney, in her new guide, sharply criticized Trump-allied Republicans, together with former Home Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.). She wrote that McCarthy informed her he was summoned to Mar-A-Lago after Trump left workplace to console the previous president, who was so depressed he was “not consuming.” (Trump denied the declare Monday and mentioned he was “consuming an excessive amount of”). The guide additionally describes Johnson as fawning over Trump and inserting himself into his orbit by serving to him contest the outcomes of the 2020 presidential election.
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