Liz Cheney Says She Would Not Support Trump

( If former President Donald Trump decides to run again in 2024, he won’t be getting support from at least one member in his party.

On Wednesday, Wyoming Representative Liz Cheney, the third-ranking Republican in the House, said she wouldn’t support Trump if he decided to run.

Neil Cavuto asked Cheney on Fox News Wednesday whether she’d support a Trump run for the presidency in 2024. She responded bluntly and directly:

“I would not.”

This is not altogether surprising. Cheney has been a critic of Trump’s over the last year or so. She was even one of 10 Republicans in the House of Representatives to vote to impeach Trump following the attack on the U.S. Capitol building on January 6.

Following that day, Cheney said the actions of the former president leading up to the attacks “was the gravest violation of an oath of office by any president in American history. We can’t embrace insurrection. We can’t minimize what happened on January 6.”

After she voted to impeach Trump, Cheney doubled down on her comments, saying Trump doesn’t “have a role as a leader of our party going forward.”

That was the start of what’s now become a public feud between Trump and Cheney. During the speech he gave at February’s Conservative Political Action Conference, Trump called out Cheney and the other 16 Republicans in Congress who voted to either impeach or convict him.

He specifically called Cheney a “warmonger” and a “person that loves seeing our troops fighting.” He said:

So, hopefully, they’ll get rid of her with the next election. Get rid of ’em all.”

Earlier in February, the Wyoming Republican Party voted to censure Cheney for voting for Trump’s impeachment. They even asked her to resign from her post. It was a stunning rebuke of one of the top Republicans in the House. She tried to defend her decision to impeach, saying:

“I think that the people in the party are mistaken. They believe that [Black Lives Matter] and Antifa were behind what happened here at the Capitol. That’s just simply not the case. It’s not true.

“People have been lied to. The extent to which President Trump, for months leading up to January 6, spread the notion that the election had been stolen or that the election was rigged was a lie, and people need to understand that.

“As I’ve explained and will continue to explain to supporters all across the state, voters all across the state: The oath that I took to the Constitution compelled me to vote for impeachment. It doesn’t bend to partisanship. It doesn’t bend to political pressure. It’s the most important oath that we take, and so I will stand by that.”

Cheney’s current term expires in early 2023, meaning she must run for re-election during the 2022 midterms. She’s likely to face significant campaigning from Trump trying to unseat her.

So far, she’s raised a lot of money to fight back against that. In the first quarter of this year alone, for instance, she’s raised $1.5 million for her re-election campaign.