Liz Cheney considering White House run after losing primary pledges to stop Trump whatever it takes, Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyoming, who just last week lost her bid for a seat in the House of Representatives, announced on Wednesday that she intends to join a group that will work toward ensuring that former President Donald Trump will never again be elected to public office.
“I am of the opinion that Donald Trump continues to present our nation with a significant danger and threat of a very serious nature. She stated this in an exclusive interview with Savannah Guthrie on NBC’s “TODAY” show. “And I think that defeating him is going to need a broad and united front of Republicans, Democrats, and independents, and that’s what I want to be a part of,” she told “show.
She reaffirmed that she will do “whatever it takes” to prevent future elections from resulting in Donald Trump being re-elected to the office of the president. An aide has verified to NBC that Cheney has overnight established a new leadership political action group that will be known as “The Great Task.”
She submitted the necessary paperwork to the Federal Election Commission in order to transfer any remaining funds from her federal campaign account to the newly established PAC. According to the records that she made with the FEC, she had more than $7 million in cash on hand at the end of July.
Tuesday night, NBC News predicted that Cheney, a former chairwoman of the House Republican Conference and the older daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, had lost her Republican primary to Harriet Hageman, a candidate favored by Trump. Hageman was Cheney’s opponent.
On Wednesday, with 99% of the vote counted, Hageman had a lead against Cheney of approximately 37 percentage points.
Cheney stated on “TODAY” from her home in Jackson, Wyoming that in order for her to have defeated Hageman, she would have had to “perpetuate the huge lie” that the presidential election in 2020 was rigged and that Trump was the winner of the election.
When she was asked if she has any plans to run for president, she initially evaded the question and argued that the Republican Party has to go in a different path. “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 principles on which it was founded,” she said. “We’ve got to get this party back to a place where we’re embracing the values and principles on which it was founded.”
Cheney responded to additional questions regarding whether or not she is considering a run for the presidency by stating, “That’s a choice 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.”
In response to a question on whether or not the Democrats ought to keep control of Congress in light of the current status of the Republican Party, Cheney said that doing so would be preferable to the prospect of election contestants attaining public office.
“The election deniers right now are Republicans,” she said, “and I think that it shouldn’t matter what party you are — nobody should be voting for those people supporting them or backing them.” “It shouldn’t matter what party you are — nobody should be voting for those people supporting them or backing them.”
Cheney stated that the Republican Party is “in extremely bad shape,” and that “it could take several election cycles” before the party is rebuilt and removed from Trump and what she described as a cult of personality revolving around the former president. In addition, she condemned the former president for reportedly disclosing the identities of FBI agents who had participated in a search of his Mar-a-Lago estate “when he knows that our law enforcement is the subject of violence.”
She declared, “I am going to keep fighting no matter what,” and she meant it. “It’s the most important thing I’ve ever been involved in, and I think it’s certainly the most important thing, challenge, that our nation has faced in recent history, and maybe ever since the Civil War.” “It’s the most important thing I’ve ever been involved in, and I think it’s certainly the most important thing, challenge, that our nation has faced And it’s a game that we really have to win.