Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday responded to Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) after she revealed in an interview that she wouldn’t rule out running for president.
“Liz Cheney is polling sooo low in Wyoming, and has sooo little support, even from the Wyoming Republican Party, that she is looking for a way out of her Congressional race. Based on all polling, there is no way she can win. She’ll either be yet another lobbyist or maybe embarrass her family by running for President, in order to save face,” Trump said in a statement released by his super PAC “Save America.”
Trump added: “This warmongering fool wants to stay in the Middle East and Afghanistan for another 19 years, but doesn’t consider the big picture—Russia and China!”
In an exclusive interview with the New York Post Monday, Cheney said that she isn’t ruling out a potential presidential bid
“I’m not ruling anything in or out — ever is a long time,” Cheney told The Post at the three-day House GOP’s annual policy retreat gathering in Florida when asked if she would ever consider running in the future.
Trump has hinted in the last few weeks that he is “beyond seriously” considering making a White House comeback bid in 2024.
“So I say this, I am looking at it very seriously, beyond seriously,” Trump told Fox News host Sean Hannity last week.
She also told the Post that those who lead the efforts on challenging the 2020 election certification should be automatically disqualified from running for the GOP Republican presidential nominee.
“I think we have a huge number of interesting candidates, but I think that we’re going to be in a good position to be able to take the White House. I do think that some of our candidates who led the charge, particularly the senators who led the unconstitutional charge, not to certify the election, you know, in my view that’s disqualifying,” Cheney said.
“I think that adherence to the Constitution, adherence to your oath has got to be at the top of the list. So, I think, you know that certainly will be a factor that I’m looking at and I think a number of voters will be looking at as they decide about 2024,” Cheney added.
Along with clashing with the former president, Cheney is also igniting tensions with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), saying his Number 3 deputy is distracted from the GOP’s policy goals by insisting on criticizing Trump when asked about her potential 2024 bid.
“I think from a perspective if you’re sitting here at a retreat that’s focused on policy, focused on the future of making America the next century and you’re talking about something else, you’re not being productive,” McCarthy told reporters at a press conference Tuesday.
The number three House Republican and a daughter of former Republican Vice President Dick Cheney was one of the 10 “RINO” GOP House members who crossed the aisle in voting with Democrats earlier this year to impeach Trump for “incitement of insurrection” of the Capitol riot on Jan. 6
Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) called for Cheney to be stripped as the House Republican Conference chair after her renegade vote. The Florida Congressman traveled to Wyoming in late January to hold a rally in calling for the third-ranking House Republican to resign from her leadership. However, Cheney survived the bid from being ousted from leadership by a faction of conservatives House members from House Freedom Caucus and those close with Trump in a closed-door vote of 145-61.
The former president’s son, Donald Trump Jr. also slammed Cheney following reports of the Wyoming Congresswoman would not rule out a 2024 bid.
“I can only assume this means that Lincoln Project Liz is planning a primary challenge to Joe Biden for the Dem nomination because God knows she’d be lucky to break 5% running in the 2024 Republican primary,” Trump jr tweeted Monday.