Rep. Liz Cheney, in an interview aired Sunday, said she hadn’t ruled out a 2024 presidential campaign, which could put her on a collision course with former President Donald Trump if he launches another country.
Whereas Speaking Writing for ABC’s “This Week” with Chief Washington Correspondent Jonathan Karl, the Wyoming Republican indicated that she has yet to make any firm plans regarding a White House bid.
“I haven’t made a decision on that yet. I’m obviously very focused on my re-election. I’m very focused on the January 6 committee. I’m very focused on my obligations to do the job that I have now , ” she says.
Cheney faces a tough re-election challenge next month, where she faces several candidates in a GOP primary, including water rights lawyer Harriet Hageman, who has won support from Trump and dozens of Republicans. from the room.
But she still had 2024 in sight, even if she didn’t have a firm answer on a possible campaign.
“I will make a decision around 24,” she said. “But I think about it less in terms of deciding to run for office and more in terms of … as an American and as someone who is in a position of public trust now, how do I make sure that I do whatever I can do the right thing? Do what I know is good for the country and protect our Constitution?”
The congresswoman, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, was first elected to the House in 2016 and quickly rose through the leadership ranks, becoming the Speaker of the House Republican Conference in 2019.
However, she broke with Trump after Jan. 6, rejecting his stolen election claims and voting to impeach him on “incitement” for his actions that day.
Her opposition to the former commander-in-chief’s claims of a stolen 2020 election led her GOP colleagues to oust her from the House leadership, but she continued her work investigating the insurgency as as Vice-Chair of the January 6 Committee.
And in his latest interview, Cheney told Karl that Republicans need to step up and articulate a forward-thinking vision for the party.
“Those of us who believe in Republican principles and ideals have a responsibility to try to bring the party back to what it can be,” she said.