After losing the primary, Liz Cheney considers running for president
As a result of losing the Republican primary for the seat she currently holds, Rep. Liz Cheney has expressed interest in running for president in 2024.
She spoke after losing the GOP primary to Harriet Hageman for Wyoming's only seat in Congress. Wyoming Secretary of State's office data indicates Hageman received over 113,000 votes, backed by former President Donald Trump. About 49,300 votes were cast for Cheney, who has become one of Trump's fiercest critics.
“It is something that I’m thinking about,” Cheney said on NBC’s “Today” show. “That’s a decision that I’m going to make in the coming months,” she also said.
In a victory speech in Cheyenne, Hageman told supporters that “Wyoming has spoken on behalf of everyone who is concerned that the game is becoming more and more rigged against them” and that voters showed “we can dislodge entrenched politicians who believe they’ve risen above the people they’re supposed to represent.”
“It would have required that I enable his ongoing efforts to unravel our democratic system and attack the foundations of our republic. That was a path I could not and would not take,” she said.
17 August 2022