In probably the biggest laugh of the week, former Rep. Liz Cheney would not rule out a presidential run in 2024 due to her extreme hatred of former President Donald Trump even though she shares his party affiliation.
Despite Cheney losing her House primary in Wyoming in 2022 by over 30 points to Trump-backed Harriet Hageman, she still thinks she's relevant to Republican party politics, probably because CNN keeps having her on and pretending she is.
Cheney told Jake Tapper on CNN’s “State of the Union" on Sunday that former President Donald Trump is the “single most dangerous threat” to the U.S. and that “he cannot be the next president.”
“If he is, all of the things he attempted to do, but was stopped from doing by responsible people around him at the Department of Justice, at the White House counsel's office, all of those things he will do,” Cheney said. “There will be no guardrails.”
Tapper did not get a straight answer when he asked Cheney whether she would run for president in 2024.
First she said she would spend 2024 helping candidates who "believe in the Constitution and who take their responsibilities seriously to Congress."
“But you're not ruling out a presidential run?” Tapper asked.
“No I’m not,” Cheney said.
She would run in a second if she thought it would hurt Trump, but she knows it would probably help him by taking moderate votes away from President Joe Biden because she is such a RINO.
If the reverse were true and it would take votes away from Trump, she would do it and get Biden elected in a heartbeat even though she claims to be a Republican and not a Democrat.
She already betrayed her party by serving on the now-defunct House Select Committee that investigated Trump's involvement in January 6, 2021, when hundreds of people stormed into the Capitol and occupied it for a few hours until police drove them out.
Both she and then-Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) who also served on the Select Committee were censured, then thrown out of office by their disgusted constituents, but that doesn't matter to them if anything they do succeeds in keeping Trump from office.
No, Trump is not the most likeable person for sure. The fact that maybe 10-20% of his own party hate him is evidence of that fact.
His loyal base more than makes up for the haters in his own party, however, so we will see what 2024 brings.