(RepublicanDaily.org) – Former Republican Wyoming Representative Liz Cheney teased that she might make a stab at securing the Republican presidential nomination, even as she called former president Donald Trump the “single most dangerous threat” to America.
The outspoken former congresswoman made the remarks during an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper on the network’s “State of the Union” segment. Cheney also has the distinction of being one of the few Republicans who voted to impeach then-president Trump. Cheney has long been one of the few members of the GOP who have been unabashed in criticizing Trump and his views, telling Tapper in the interview that she believes Trump would “unravel the institutions of our democracy.”
“He cannot be the next president,” Cheney said of Trump. She added that should the former chief executive win again, he would no longer have the same “responsible people” around him, which would now enable him to all the things “attempted to do, but was stopped from doing” during his previous administration.
Cheney, who lost her re-election bid to a Trump-backed opponent, said that while she was not ruling out a presidential run, she would, “next year, between now and the election,” definitely be “helping to elect serious people” and “sane people to Congress.” She added that she would even go as far as to support Democratic candidates as long as it creates a situation that prevents Trump from prevailing. Cheney also called on colleagues in politics to “set aside partisanship” and be people who truly “believe in the Constitution” that work towards preventing the former commander-in-chief from “ever again setting foot anywhere near the Oval Office.”
Cheney, the daughter of former vice president Dick Cheney, also commented on the ongoing race for speaker in the House – along with the GOP’s bickering – saying that the current state of affairs was “not a surprise” to her, “but it’s a disgrace, and it’s an embarrassment,” she said.
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