Every time Liz Cheney speaks her chances of winning the 2022 Republican primary dwindle
The Republican lawmaker of Wyoming just doesn’t know when to quit attacking Trump and in her latest statement, she said Trump isn’t the leader of the Republican party.
She went on to say Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy should be the leaders of the party.
Cheney must be delusional because last time I checked Representatives and Senators are running to Trump for endorsements, not McConnell and Mcarthy.
Liz Cheney says Trump is no longer in charge of the Republican Party https://t.co/LcE5vS0k47
— CBS News (@CBSNews) April 26, 2021
After voting to impeach Trump and being so vocal about it, Cheney has a very slim chance of winning the 2022 Republican primary.
So to dig herself in an even deeper hole is strange.
New York Times Magazine's Robert Draper says Rep. Cheney believes the Republican Party "cannot be a viable party unless it renounces Trump altogether … and make the party about what it was before Trump came on the scene."https://t.co/qCeU0n5d1p
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) April 26, 2021
CBS News got the full scoop, check out what they had to add:
President Trump is no longer the leader of the Republican Party, House GOP conference chair Liz Cheney said Monday. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy should be considered the national heads of the party, she said.
“I think our elected leaders are the ones who are in charge,” she said in response to a question from a reporter about the role Mr. Trump should play in the party going forward. “And I think as we look at ’22 and ’24, we’re very much going to be focused on substance and on the issues.”
Cheney was among only 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Mr. Trump after the deadly January 6 riot at the Capitol. Last week, she told reporters she hadn’t invited the former president to the party’s issues conference, held outside of Orlando this year. She has urged Republicans to refocus their attention on legislating and messaging.
Liz Cheney Breaks With GOP Leaders On Trump’s Role In Party, Scope Of January 6 Commission https://t.co/TVL1gIlIUZ
— Jon Cooper 🇺🇸 (@joncoopertweets) April 27, 2021
The more you look at the House GOP strategy meeting in Orlando, the worse it gets: Frank Lutz? Ari Fleischer? Miami Mayor Francis Suarez? Liz Cheney?
This is the GOP's globalist wing (with 5% GOP voter approval) trying to assert control over the Trump wing (95% voter approval).
— Emerald Robinson ✝️ (@EmeraldRobinson) April 26, 2021
In a separate interview with the New York Post, she said she hasn’t ruled out running for President.
What would Cheney's platform be, impeaching Trump a third time for good measure, re-invading Afghanistan? https://t.co/2kPmfgFKzW
— Zaid Jilani (@ZaidJilani) April 27, 2021
The New York Post added more to the story:
House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney is not ruling out a potential presidential bid, The Post has learned.
“I’m not ruling anything in or out — ever is a long time,” she told The Post when asked if she would ever consider running in the future.
The Wyoming Republican — who has been a frequent target of former President Donald Trump — said there are a number of contenders she sees as having potential for the 2024 nomination, adding that she believes the lawmakers who led the efforts on challenging the election on Jan. 6 should be out of the running.
“I think we have a huge number of interesting candidates, but I think that we’re going to be in a good position to be able to take the White House. I do think that some of our candidates who led the charge, particularly the senators who led the unconstitutional charge, not to certify the election, you know, in my view that’s disqualifying,” she said.
Cheney won’t even be able to win her own House seat back, let alone even make it on a debate stage to run for President.
It seems like she likes to live in the limelight and the only way she can do that is by bashing Trump every time she’s in an interview.
It’s getting pretty sad.