Following her landslide loss in Wyoming’s Republican primary Tuesday evening, Rep. Liz Cheney is apparently focused on preventing 45th President Donald Trump from returning to the White House by potentially entering the 2024 presidential race herself.
Cheney, in her concession speech, claimed that her political work isn’t done yet and appeared to compare herself to President Abraham Lincoln. “The great and original champion of our party, Abraham Lincoln, was defeated in elections for the Senate and the House before he won the most important election of all. Lincoln ultimately prevailed, he saved our Union and he defined our obligation as Americans for all of history,” she said.
Cheney made a more direct indication over the possibility of running for the White House on Wednesday morning during an NBC “Today” interview.
“That’s a decision I’m going to make in the coming months. I’m not going to make any announcements here this morning, but it is something that I am thinking about, and I’ll make a decision in the coming months,” Cheney told Savanna Guthrie after insulting the Republican Party as cultists.
Meanwhile, Trump took a victory lap as Cheney was defeated on Tuesday night, calling Harriet Hageman’s win “great and very decisive.” On Wednesday, he also suggested in a post on Truth Social that Cheney is “too angry and sick to succeed in the future”, adding, “but who knows!”
“The Fake News Media is claiming that Liz Cheney has such a ‘wonderful and bright’ political future. Maybe they didn’t notice that she lost by nearly 40 points? She’s too angry and sick to succeed in the future, but who knows!” he wrote on his social media platform.
Liz Cheney’s remarks:
“I’ll make a decision in the coming months.” — Rep. Liz Cheney said about possibly running for President. pic.twitter.com/b2SjAYVN2W
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) August 17, 2022
Screenshot of 45th President Donald Trump’s post on Truth Social: