Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyoming) criticized her Republican colleagues Ted Cruz (Texas) and Josh Hawley (Missouri) for furthering former President Donald Trump‘s rejection of the 2020 election results.

“Both of whom know exactly what the role of Congress is in terms of our constitutional obligations with respect to presidential elections, and yet both of whom took steps that fundamentally threatened the constitutional order and structure in the aftermath of the last election,” Cheney said, before adding, “So in my view, they both have made themselves unfit for future office.”

Cheney has been an outspoken critic of Trump, voting to impeach him following the January 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol. She also became the co-chair of the House select committee investigating the riots and the events leading up to, during and after the attack.

Last week, she was unseated by Trump-backed candidate Harriet Hageman in the Wyoming Republican primary. Wyoming handing Trump his largest margin of victory in 2020.


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When asked if she could support Cruz or Hawley, who are both considering running for the White House in 2024, she said, “It would be very difficult.”

“I think that a fundamental question for me in terms of whether or not someone is fit to be president is whether they’ve abided by their constitutional obligations in the past,” she added.

Cheney said after she lost her primary that she herself may consider a bid for the presidency.

“That’s a decision that I’m going to make in the coming months, and I’m not going to make any announcements here this morning. But it is something that I am thinking about, and I’ll make a decision in the coming months,” she said during an appearance on NBC’s Today the morning after conceding the race.

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