Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) said she would say goodbye to being a Republican if former President Donald Trump becomes the party’s nominee for president in 2024.
Cheney, who was removed as House Republican Conference Speaker over her support for Trump’s impeachment during the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol riot, vowed Saturday to make sure Trump doesn’t is “everywhere near the Oval Office”.
Cheney, who lost in her district’s Republican primary in August, said she would do “whatever it takes” to make sure Trump doesn’t return to power.
“I’m going to make sure Donald Trump…make sure he’s not the candidate and if he’s the candidate, I’m not going to be a Republican,” Cheney said during an appearance on the Texas Tribune. Festival.
You can listen to the audience’s reaction to Cheney’s remarks below.
The congresswoman had vowed to do “whatever it takes” to stop a Trump run for the White House during her concession speech to her Trump-endorsed chief opponent, Harriet Hageman, in August.
Cheney has also weighed in on the possibility of a presidential run, the Texas Tribune reported, a decision she said in August she would make “in the coming months.”
“It’s really important to not jump right into horse racing and think about what we need as a country,” Cheney said Saturday.
Cheney, vice chair of the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack, also referred to the “multi-part plan” she said Trump personally and directly oversaw during the riot.
“One of the things that surprised me the most about working on this committee was how sophisticated the plan was that Donald Trump was involved in and overseeing every step of the process,” Cheney said. “While congressional leaders begged him, ‘Please tell the crowd to go home,’ Donald Trump didn’t. And just put politics aside for a minute and think about yourself. himself: “What kind of human being does that?
Cheney and the Jan. 6 committee have a public hearing scheduled for Wednesday, the first hearing since late July.
Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) said last week that the hearing will likely be the final presentation before an “interim and final report,” according to CBS News.
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