Liz Cheney is getting ruthless with her recent moves leaving many scratching their heads but she gave up the game in an exclusive interview today where she said she may run for president. “I’m not ruling anything in or out — ever is a long time,” she said.
She went on to say she thinks Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley, two early front-runners for the GOP nomination should Trump not run, should be disqualified. “I think we have a huge number of interesting candidates, but I think that we’re going to be in a good position to be able to take the White House. I do think that some of our candidates who led the charge, particularly the senators who led the unconstitutional charge, not to certify the election, you know, in my view that’s disqualifying,” she said.
“I think that adherence to the Constitution, adherence to your oath has got to be at the top of the list. So, I think, you know that certainly will be a factor that I’m looking at and I think a number of voters will be looking at as they decide about ’24,” she said.
Earlier today she dealt GOP Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy a massive loss and handed Pelosi a huge win when she sided with Nancy on the new Jan 6 commission. Many were wondering why she would do such a thing, but if she wants to disqualify two rivals for the 2024 nomination a commission would be a good place to leak damaging information from.
McCarthy has been negotiating with Pelosi so the commission will have equal GOP representation (he got that concession from Nancy earlier) and he wants it to look at the Black Lives Matter and Antifa protests as well.
But today, when Cheney took Pelosi’s side, Kevin will have a near-impossible job getting any more concessions from Pelosi. “What happened on Jan. 6 is unprecedented in our history. And I think that it’s very important that the commission be able to focus on that,” Cheney said.
“I’m very concerned, as all my colleagues are, about the violence that we saw, the BLM, the Antifa violence last summer. I think that’s a different set of issues, a different set of problems, and a different set of solutions,” she said.
“And so I think it’s very important that the Jan. 6 commission stays focused on what happened on Jan. 6, and what led to that day.”
She also took a veiled shot at former President Donald Trump.
“I think right now, the Republican Party is headed Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy in the House. I think our elected leaders, you know, are the ones who are in charge of the Republican Party,” Cheney said.
“And I think as we look at ’22 and ’24, we’re very much gonna be focused on substance and on the issues,” Cheney said.
“And I think that’s where you got to attract back the voters that we lost in 2020, by conveying to them that, in fact, you know, we are the party that they can trust.
“We’re the party of competence and of conservative principles.”
Trump has made it his mission to torpedo Liz Cheney in the GOP primary and will endorse anyone running against her he has suggested.
Cheney added more fuel to their feud when she was asked if Trump should be prosecuted for his role in Jan. 6 attacks.
She said that’s up to the Justice Department.
She said she is not worried about her primary in 2022 (if she lost her career in GOP politics would be over), “My primary is clearly going to be an important one — I am more than happy anytime and any place to debate anybody who wants to about what happened on Jan. 6 and why our oath of office requires that we make sure that that never happens again. And I feel confident about prevailing in my primary.”
“I do and I think Reagan for example showed the way — you look at Reagan, he won 49 states and his reelection people forget that, but that coalition that he built because he was able to convey what the party stands for, being able to convey our belief in substance and policy and optimism,” she said.
“I think that the policies of deregulation, tax cuts, of defending the United States, those are policies that are really important. And, and I think you know, I’m confident that we can build a coalition that’s a winning coalition,” she said
Cheney was asked if Trump should be prosecuted for his role in Jan. 6 attacks.— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) April 26, 2021
She said that’s a decision for the Justice Department to make.
>@Liz_Cheney on the leader of the Republican Party.— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) April 26, 2021
“Right now the republican party is headed by mitch mcconell and kevin mccarthy in the house”