Former Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), a fierce Never Trumper, is reportedly weighing whether to launch a presidential bid as a third-party candidate in 2024.
Cheney’s speculative run for the White House is defined by one thing: prevent former President Donald Trump from winning. The former Wyoming congresswoman said she will do “whatever it takes” to ensure the former president does not reach the White House in 2025.
Interestingly, Cheney’s consideration to run for president comes after she was defeated by a Trump-backed candidate during her congressional reelection in Wyoming. Cheney lost that election by a whopping 37 points.
Liz Cheney is powerless. A loser! https://t.co/NUaa75NfvJ
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Nonetheless, the former Wyoming lawmaker, who has appeared on countless networks to spread her hatred of Trump, thinks she has a shot at overtaking the former president for the GOP presidential nomination.
During a recent interview with The Washington Post, Cheney warned of the dangers that Trump could bring to the U.S. if elected in 2024.
If Cheney follows through and decides to run for president, her candidacy will add to a growing list of third-party candidates, such as Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Cornel West, who are running as independents, among other presidential hopefuls.
“Several years ago, I would not have contemplated a third-party run,” Cheney told The Washington Post. “I happen to think democracy is at risk at home, obviously, as a result of Donald Trump’s continued grip on the Republican Party, and I think democracy is at risk internationally as well.”
Cheney hinted that a decision as to whether she will run for president will come in 2024.
“We face threats that could be existential to the United States and we need a candidate who is going to be able to deal with and address and confront all of those challenges,” the former Wyoming congresswoman said during her interview with The Washington Post.
“That will all be part of my calculation as we go into the early months of 2024.”
While in Congress, Cheney partnered with far-left Democrats to serve on a partisan Jan. 6 Committee investigating Trump’s role in the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol protests. She, alongside nine other House Republicans, voted to impeach the former president.