Wyoming GOP Rep. Liz Cheney made an appearance at The Texas Tribune festival Saturday on Saturday where she said that if former President Donald Trump becomes the Republican Party’s nominee for president in 2024, she will part ways with The Republican Party.
CNN reported that Cheney lashed out at Trump’s conduct during the January 6 riots before going on to give an ultimatum regarding her future in The Republican Party.
“One of the things that has surprised me the most about my work on this committee is how sophisticated the plan was that Donald Trump was involved in and oversaw every step of the way,” Cheney said during the festival. “It was a multipart plan that he oversaw, he was involved in personally and directly.”
“While leaders in Congress were begging him, ‘Please, tell the mob to go home,’ Donald Trump wouldn’t,” she said. “And just set the politics aside for a minute and think to yourself, ‘What kind of human being does that?’”
“I’m going to make sure Donald Trump; I’m going to do everything I can to make sure he is not the nominee. And if he is the nominee, I won’t be a Republican,” Cheney said, per the HuffPost.
Cheney added her intention to campaign for certain Democrat candidates to ensure that Republican candidates who promote election fraud claims are not elected.
In particular, Cheney took aim at Kari Lake, who is running in the Arizona gubernatorial race.
“I’m going to do everything I can to make sure Kari Lake is not elected,” Cheney said.
Cheney stopped short of expressing hopes that Democrats to retain control of The House and The Senate by saying there are a lot of “bad policies” in the Biden administration, however she went onto say that “I think it’s really important though, as voters are going to vote, that they recognize and understand what the Republican Conference consists of in the House of Representatives today.”
Cheney remains non-committal on whether she will run for President in 2024.
“It’s not about me or making a decision about what I’m going to do,” she said. “I certainly will do whatever it takes to make sure Donald Trump isn’t anywhere close to the Oval Office.”
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