Former President Donald Trump issued a statement via email Wednesday regarding Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-WI) as the two Republicans lawmakers face upcoming primaries next year.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski is still weighing whether to run for a fourth full term, and she demurred Tuesday on a timeline for her decision. The Alaska Republican told reporters at the Capitol that she will make her final decision “when I make it,” Roll Call reported.
“I have been doing everything that a good incumbent does in terms of preserving my options, visiting with Alaskans, spending a lot of time, as much time on the ground as I can, and raising money,” Murkowski said.
Last month, Murkowski drew her first GOP challenger, Kelly Tshibaka, the head of Alaska’s Department of Administration. Tshibaka has been working with some members of Trump’s former campaign team, Politico reported.
“Great news for the Republican Party! Senator Lisa Murkowski said she is ‘still weighing whether she will run again’ for the Senate in Alaska. In other words, there is a chance that she won’t run! Wouldn’t that be great?” the 45th President asked Wednesday in his statement.
During an interview on Fox News Wednesday, Rep. Liz Cheney said she will not support Trump if he is the 2024 nominee and that his actions on January 6 was the “gravest violation of an oath of office by any president in American history.” Continued Below
Fox News anchor Neil Cavuto directly asked Rep. Cheney on Wednesday, “If Donald Trump were the 2024 nominee, would you support him?”
“I would not,” the Wyoming congresswoman said.
President Trump also said of Rep. Cheney in his statement Wednesday, “And so many people are looking to run against Crazy Liz Cheney—but we only want one. She is so far down in Wyoming polls that the only way she can win is numerous candidates running against her and splitting the vote. Hopefully, that won’t happen. I’ll make an Endorsement soon!” Video Below
45th President Donald Trump’s official statement:
Rep. Liz Cheney’s remarks:
Rep. Liz Cheney said she will not support Trump if he is the 2024 nominee and that his actions on Jan. 6 was the "gravest violation of an oath of office by any president in American history." pic.twitter.com/nV7KdOs2ck
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) April 14, 2021