House Conference Chairwoman Liz Cheney (R-WY) spoke out on Monday to say that she does not think that Donald Trump should be the presidential nominee in 2024, and that she does not think it should happen either.
“I don’t think that that’s going to happen,” Cheney told the Washington Examiner. “And I think it’s important that it not happen, given what he did.”
Cheney was one of ten House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump, for allegedly inciting the Capitol riot back in January, a move that has landed her in hot water with many conservatives. While she also said that she “certainly would never vote for a Democrat” and she also stated that she does not think Trump “should be president again.”
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Trump spoke out yesterday to fire back at Cheney in a statement of his own.
“Liz Cheney is polling sooo low in Wyoming, and has sooo little support, even from the Wyoming Republican Party, that she is looking for a way out of her Congressional race. Based on all polling, there is no way she can win,” Trump said in a statement.
“She’ll either be yet another lobbyist or maybe embarrass her family by running for President, in order to save face,” he added. “This warmongering fool wants to stay in the Middle East and Afghanistan for another 19 years, but doesn’t consider the big picture—Russia and China!”
This comes a week after Trump told Fox News host Sean Hannity that he is “beyond seriously” looking at a potential run in 2024.
“First of all, it’s a long time,” Trump said. “The odds, the odds. What are the odds? Look, I’ve got tremendous numbers. Nobody has ever gotten the numbers I’ve got. No sitting president has come even close. There is more popularity now than there was the day before the election because they see how bad things are at the border. They see what is going on. They see their guns are going to be gone — their Second Amendment. Their taxes are going up. Regulations are going through the roof. Jobs are going to go up.”
“It’s going to take a little while to show,” Trump added. “But if they add all these regulations back, the jobs are going to be gone. Your energy independence is going to be gone. But I say this — I am looking at it very seriously, beyond seriously. From a legal standpoint, I don’t want to really talk about it yet.”