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Liz Cheney on whether she prefers Democrats to hold a majority in the House: ‘That’s a tough question’


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Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., said she wasn’t sure if she’d prefer Democrats to retain their majority in the House of Representatives in the upcoming midterm elections, arguing that the threat posed by some Republicans who contested the 2020 presidential election could prevail over its political differences with the left.

“That’s a tough question. I think the policies of the Biden administration, there’s a lot of bad policies, for example – what we’re seeing now with inflation, what we’re seeing with spending public,” Cheney said. at the Texas Tribune Festival in Austin on Saturday.

“I think it’s really important though, as voters go to vote, that they recognize and understand what the Republican Conference is all about in the House of Representatives today, and what power election deniers have, people like Marjorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert. and Jim Jordan, what power those people will have in a Republican majority.”

Representative Liz Cheney attends her primary election night in Jackson, Wyoming on August 16, 2022.
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Cheney, who was one of 10 House Republicans to vote to impeach Trump and is now vice chair of the Jan. 6 committee, was defeated in the Republican primary last month by Harriet Hageman.

Trump and other top GOP officials had endorsed Hageman, a longtime figure in Wyoming politics.

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Republicans are expected to secure a 13-seat majority in the upcoming midterm elections, according to Fox News’ latest power rankings.

House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy confidently predicted last month that the GOP will win a majority and he will be the next Speaker of the House.

Republican congressional candidate Harriet Hageman speaks at a campaign event in Wyoming.

Republican congressional candidate Harriet Hageman speaks at a campaign event in Wyoming.
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Cheney also hit out at other Republican statewide candidates who questioned the 2020 election results, such as Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano and Arizona Governor Kari Lake.

“Partisanship has to have a limit,” Cheney said on Saturday, adding that she would campaign for Democrats if necessary. “There must be an end.”

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His comments came days after the House passed Cheney’s Presidential Election Reform Act, which would amend the Voter Count Act of 1887 to clarify that the vice president has only a ministerial role in certifying votes from the electoral colleges.

The bill was in response to Trump’s failed attempt to convince then-Vice President Mike Pence to challenge the Jan. 6, 2021, vote count.

Vice President Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., gives her opening remarks as committee chair Rep.  Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., left, looks on as the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol holds its first public hearing.

Vice President Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., gives her opening remarks as committee chair Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., left, looks on as the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol holds its first public hearing.
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Cheney declined to elaborate on what she plans to do after her term in Congress ends, including whether she would mount a presidential bid in 2024, but said her focus would be on keeping Trump out of the White House.

“I’m going to make sure Donald Trump, I’m going to do everything I can to make sure he’s not the candidate, and if he’s the candidate, I’m not going to be a Republican,” he said. she declared.

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