Liz Cheney, a GOP representative for Wyoming, is vowing to support opponents of Republican election deniers – even if that means helping Democrats defeat members of her own party. Cheney pledged to help Democrats during an appearance on ABC’s “This Week.”
“We’ve got election deniers that have been nominated for really important positions all across the country,” Cheney said on Sunday morning.
“I’m going to be very focused on working to ensure that we do everything we can, not to elect election deniers,” Cheney declared. “I’m going to work against those people, I’m going to work to support their opponents. I think it matters that much.”
Cheney promised to get involved in campaigns to oust any Republicans who challenge or deny the results of the 2020 presidential election.
“I think that DeSantis is somebody who is, right now, campaigning for election deniers,” she said, according to USA Today. “And I think that, you know, that is something that I think people have got to have real pause about. You know, either you fundamentally believe in and will support our constitutional structure, or you don’t.”
Despite Cheney suffering a humiliating loss to Trump-endorsed Harriet Hageman in last week’s Wyoming Republican primary, “This Week” host Jonathan Karl asked Cheney about her presidential aspirations and if she would even run as a Republican.
“I haven’t made any specific decisions or plans about that at this point,” she said, and would not reveal if she would run as an independent or not.
“Look, you run for president because you believe you would be the best – the best candidate, because you believe you’d be the best president of the United States,” Cheney stated. “And so, any decision that I make about doing something that significant and that serious would be with the intention of winning and because I think I would be the best candidate.”
The daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney claimed that the Republican National Committee and Trump would fear her as a presidential candidate.
“I can understand why they would not want me on a debate stage with Donald Trump,” she said. “I can understand why they wouldn’t want it, and I would imagine Donald Trump isn’t too interested in that either.”
A Morning Consult poll from earlier this month for the Republican presidential candidate in 2024 had Trump as the frontrunner with 56% of the vote. Cheney garnered a mere 2% support.
Cheney said she plans to “educate” Americans about the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.
“I’m also going to spend a lot of time doing everything I can to help educate the American people about what happened. And I think our hearings have been a tremendous contribution to that,” Cheney said.
Over the weekend, a video compilation of Democrats denying or questioning the presidential election results resurfaced. The 10-minute compilation from the research team of the Republican National Committee features Democrats denying the results of the presidential elections of 2000, 2004, and 2016.