Former Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) burned more bridges with her former colleagues on the most recent “CBS Sunday Morning.” She claimed if Republicans take control of Congress next year, the nation will face an “existential crisis.”
The poster child for Republicans In Name Only (RINOs), Cheney worked her way out of a job by becoming a bitter critic of former President Donald Trump. She was trounced in her bid to keep her congressional seat after starting in the House Jan. 6 sideshow.
Specifically, GOP primary opponent Harriet Hageman took 66.3% of the Wyoming vote to Cheney’s paltry 28.9%.
Liz Cheney: We are sleepwalking into a dictatorship with Trump.
AMERICA: Nobody gives a rat’s ass what this disgustingly corrupt and rotten to the core loser has to say…. Not to mention she lost reelection by over 40 points. pic.twitter.com/xV04Lk3KgY
— Juanita Broaddrick (@atensnut) December 2, 2023
Host John Dickerson asked Cheney if a member of Congress can defend both the Constitution and Trump. Cheney asserted that is not possible as it is “inconsistent.”
She was then asked what would happen if current Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) still held the gavel on Jan. 6, 2025. Cheney’s reply was more than telling.
She declared, “He can’t be. We are facing a situation with respect to the 2024 election where it’s an existential crisis, and we have to ensure that we don’t have a situation where an election that might be thrown into the House of Representatives is overseen by a Republican majority.”
Dickerson followed with an obvious question — if Cheney would prefer a Democratic majority.
She hedged by saying that she “strongly” believes in the underlying principles of the Republican Party. Then Cheney pivoted, asserting the GOP “has made a choice, and they haven’t chosen the Constitution.”
Cheney in October refused to rule out a run for the White House. The 57-year-old former representative said at the moment she was dedicated to ensuring the election of “sane people” to Congress.
However, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney flatly declared she was open to the idea of a bid for Trump’s former office.
Addressing CNN, she refused to commit to voting for Trump’s opponent if he becomes the Republican nominee. Perhaps in an attempt to be coy she simply said, “we’re going to see what happens.”
But she left little doubt of her hatred toward the 45th president. “I think Donald Trump is the single most dangerous threat we face,” she said, rather clearly indicating that she would vote for any rival — including a Democrat.