Liz Cheney said she was confident of re-election in Wyoming despite the polls trailing her Trump-backed primary rival Harriet Hagman — but she hasn’t ruled out running for president in 2024.
- Representative Liz Cheney is confident she will go on to win the Wyoming primary next month
- “I don’t intend to lose the Republican primary in Wyoming,” she told ABC News.
- Nor will he rule out running for the White House in 2024
- He said, “I haven’t decided on that yet,” when asked about a show
- Cheney is far behind her Trump-backed rival Harriet Hagman in her August primary.
- One poll showed Cheney trailing Hagman by 30 points and another by 28 percent
Liz Cheney has said she intends to win the Wyoming primary in August even though many polls show her trailing Trump-backed rival Harriet Hagman.
The at-large Republican representative also did not rule out the possibility of running for president in 2024 when speaking with ABC News’ Jonathan Karl.
The pre-recorded interview, which aired Sunday morning on ABC’s This Week, was the first with a selected panel member on Jan. 6 after a surprise hearing on Tuesday that included testimony from Cassidy Hutchinson, 25, a former senior aide to an ex-president. . From the staff Mark Meadows.
Despite censure from the Republican Party in her home state, Cheney is confident she still has a chance in the primary.
“I don’t intend to lose the Republican primary in Wyoming,” Cheney said when asked by Carl what a loss would mean for her state and the party as it quickly splits into pro- and anti-Trump factions.
“How important is it for you to win that greatest battle?” Pay ABC reporter.
“I think it’s important because I’m going to be the best actress a Wyoming resident can have,” she insisted.
Representative Liz Cheney has said she intends to win the Wyoming primary next month but does not rule out running for the White House in 2024.
Cheney is trailing her Trump-backed rival Harriet Hagman (pictured June 14) with polls showing her trailing by 30 points.
“The most important thing is to protect the nation from Donald Trump,” Cheney added. “And I think that matters to us as Americans more than anything else and that’s why my work on the committee is so important and why it’s so important that this not only be ignored, I think it’s very important that people know the truth and that there are consequences.
A Growth Club poll in May showed Cheney trailing Hagman by 30 percentage points, while another poll by Fabrizio, Lee & Associates in June put her behind by 28 percent.
The signs are dire for the three-state congresswoman who sees her fourth shot to go on to represent Wyoming.
Still, Cheney garnered widespread national attention with her opposition to Trump, and in falling out of favor with the Wyoming Republicans, managed to beat Hagman by more than a 2-to-1 margin in the first three months of 2022.
The congresswoman faced widespread criticism from her own party for voting to impeach Trump after the Capitol attack on Jan. 6, 2021, and then joining the Democratic-led committee investigating the events leading up to, after, and on that day.
Cheney sat down with ABC News’ Jonathan Karl for an interview that was broadcast in full Sunday morning — it was the first interview with the Wyoming congressman since his Jan. 6 surprise hearing on Tuesday.
Wyoming is Trump’s home state — and the GOP there blamed Cheney after she moved to accept Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s invitation to join the select committee on Jan. 6.
The RNC also censured Cheney and the House GOP convention removed her from her position as its chair, the No. 2 Republican position in the House of Congress. Cheney was replaced by New York Republican Representative Elise Stefanik.
When asked if she could run for president in 2024, Cheney said, “I haven’t decided on that yet.”
Trump endorsed Harriet Hagman in her run for the Republican nomination in Cheney’s bid for a fourth term as the Wyoming representative-at-large. The former president rallies in favor of Hagman in Casper, Wyoming on May 28, 2022
She added, “Obviously, I’m very focused on my re-election.” I’m very focused on the January 6th commission. I am very focused on my duties to do the job that I have now.
“I’ll make up my mind 24 days down the road,” Cheney told Carl in her interview.
But I don’t think of it in terms of deciding whether to run for office and more in terms of, you know, as an American and as someone who’s in a position of public confidence now, how do I make sure I’m doing everything I can to do the right thing, to do what I know is right for the country and to protect our Constitution.