Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) stated she’s going to say goodbye to being a Republican if former President Donald Trump turns into the occasion’s nominee for president in 2024.
Cheney, who was faraway from her House Republican Conference chair function following her assist of Trump’s impeachment over the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot, vowed on Saturday to ensure Trump isn’t “anywhere close to the Oval Office.”
Cheney, who misplaced in her district’s Republican main in August, stated she’d do “whatever it takes” to make sure Trump doesn’t assume energy once more.
“I’m going to make sure Donald Trump … make sure he’s not the nominee and if he is the nominee, I won’t be a Republican,” Cheney stated in an look at The Texas Tribune Festival.
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The congresswoman had vowed to do “whatever it takes” to cease a Trump run for the White House throughout her concession speech to her Trump-endorsed main opponent Harriet Hageman in August.
Cheney additionally weighed in on the potential for a presidential run, The Texas Tribune reported, a call she said in August that she’d make “in the coming months.”
“It’s really important not to just immediately jump to the horse race and to think about what we need as a country,” Cheney stated on Saturday.
Cheney, vice chair of the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 assault, additionally touched on the “multipart plan” she stated Trump oversaw personally and straight in the course of the riot.
“One of the things that has surprised me the most about my work on this committee is how sophisticated the plan was that Donald Trump was involved in and oversaw every step of the way,” Cheney stated. “While leaders in Congress were begging him, ‘Please, tell the mob to go home,’ Donald Trump wouldn’t. And just set the politics aside for a minute and think to yourself, ‘What kind of human being does that?’”
Cheney and the Jan. 6 committee have a public listening to deliberate for Wednesday, the primary listening to since late July.
Committee Chair Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) stated final week that the listening to will seemingly be the ultimate presentation previous to an “interim and final report,” according to CBS News.