Liz Cheney Hints At Run For White House In 2024
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyoming) lost her reelection effort to Trump-backed Harriet Hageman in Wyoming’s Republican primary on Tuesday night, but hinted that she may consider running for President in 2024.
“I believe that Donald Trump continues to pose a very grave threat and risk to our republic. And I think that defeating him is going to require a broad and united front of Republicans, Democrats and independents, and that’s what I intend to be a part of,” she told Savannah Guthrie during a Wednesday morning appearance on NBC’s Today show.
“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 added when pressed about a White House bid.
By Wednesday morning, 95% of the vote indicated a solid beating by Hageman who came in with 66.3% of the vote to Cheney’s 28.9%, even though Cheney is far more well-known and raised nearly $15 million to Hageman’s $4.4 million.
Cheney drew Trump’s ire after she voted to impeach him after the Capitol riots. Former Vice President Dick Cheney‘s daughter also became the co-chair of the House select committee that has been investigating the events of January 6, 2021, over the past year.
Many saw Cheney’s outspoken anti-Trump position as a huge liability, especially in Wyoming, which is the state that gave Trump his largest margin of victory in 2020.
“We’ve now got one major political party, my party, which has really become a cult of personality, and we’ve got to get this party back to a place where we’re embracing the values and the principles on which it was founded,” Cheney said.