Anti-Trump Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) is a sitting duck as she will exit Congress at the end of her current term after failing to win renomination against Trump-backed Harriet Hageman. Apparent sour grapes are getting to Cheney, who is now being as blatant as she ever has before with her rage against Trump and “MAGA” Republicans.
During a sit-down at the Texas Tribune Festival in Austin Saturday, Cheney said she will leave the GOP if Trump wins the 2024 nomination.
“If he is the nominee, I won’t be a Republican,” she said.
Yahoo News reports:
“I certainly will do whatever it takes to make sure Donald Trump isn’t anywhere close to the Oval Office,” Cheney said.
Cheney said the same when asked about Arizona GOP gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake, a supporter of Trump’s false claims about thee 2020 presidential election.
“I am going to do everything I can to make sure that Kari Lake is not elected,” Cheney said.
Asked whether that meant potentially campaigning for Democrats, Cheney replied: “Yes, it does.”
“What are we going to do to make sure that our kids know what it means to have peaceful transfers of power?” she said when asked about a possible run for the White House. “And what are we going to do to make sure that we don’t contribute to the unraveling of the republic? … That’s what I’m focused on.”