This week, former congresswoman Liz Cheney (R-WY) declared that she would not completely rule out a presidential bid.
When CNN reporter Jake Tapper questioned Cheney during an interview on “State of the Union,” Cheney replied, “No, I am not.”
Tapper had just asked Cheney if she was going to vote for President Biden instead of former President Trump.
“We are going to observe what takes place.” Cheney said, “We’ll see how things will go.”
Trump was called a “threat” by Cheney, who is the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney. She also said she “thought there would be other contenders in the race.”
She additionally stated that Biden is better than Trump at dealing with other countries. However, Cheney did say that she thought Biden’s decision to pull U.S. troops out of Afghanistan was “perhaps the greatest mistake our government has made after 9/11.”
Trump has topped Republican presidential nomination polls in a field that includes many contenders as he runs for reelection to the White House in 2024. It looks like Trump will face Biden again in 2020 if he wins the primary election.
Last year, despite becoming a leading opponent of the “MAGA” movement and holding the position of vice chairperson of the January 6 Committee, Cheney lost the primary election to now-Rep. Harriet Hageman, who received Trump’s endorsement.
This woman who used to be a politician said she will “definitely” spend next year trying to get “serious” and “sane” congresspeople elected from both parties.
Chaney said, “We need to vote for individuals that believe in the US Constitution and take their duty to Congress seriously.”
There was a time when Cheney was the third-ranking Republican in the House, but she now says she doesn’t have as much power in the GOP party. When asked if the House, which is run by Republicans, could find a new speaker, Cheney declined.
“I don’t want to back anyone because I believe that will not benefit them,” Cheney said.
Cheney, who left Congress, was hired early this year to teach politics at the University of Virginia. She has been writing a book that will be published in December.
Cheney informed Tapper that the book would “warn” readers about how the Republican conference accepted Trump.