Liz Cheney: I 'Would Not' Vote for Trump if He Runs in 2024
Trump responds swiftly to Cheney's comments
Republican Rep. Liz Cheney said she would not vote for Donald Trump if he ran again for president in 2024.
During an interview on Neil Cavuto's show on Fox News Wednesday, Cheney said:
"Well, look, Neil, I've been very clear about my views about what happened on January 6th, about my views of the president's culpability."
"I obviously voted to impeach him, I think that it was the gravest violation of an oath of office by any president in American history," she explained.
"I think for us as a party, we've got to be the party of hope and aspiration, and we cannot embrace insurrection.
"We can't minimize what happened on January 6th, and I think that all of us, regardless of partisanship, have an obligation and a duty to the Constitution."
"If Donald Trump were the 2024 nominee, would you support him?" asked Cavuto.
"I would not," said Cheney.
Rep. Liz Cheney said she will not support Trump if he is the 2024 nominee and that his actions on Jan. 6 was the "gravest violation of an oath of office by any president in American history." pic.twitter.com/nV7KdOs2ck— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) April 14, 2021
Cheney, who was one of the few Republican Congress members to vote to impeach Trump following the U.S. Capitol riot, received a swift response from Trump.
Trump released a statement an hour later:
"[S]o many people many people are looking to run against Crazy Liz Cheney — but we only want one," read the statement from Trump.
"She is so far down in Wyoming polls that the only way she can win is numerous candidates running against her and splitting the vote. Hopefully, that won't happen," he added.
"I'll make an Endorsement soon!"
Sen. Mitt Romney admitted Trump would likely win if he ran again in 2024.
Former Republican Speaker of the House, John Boehner, said he would hope to have other alternatives to vote for if Trump ran in 2024.
Cheney's popularity plummeted after voting to impeach Trump as the Wyoming GOP censuring her and demanded her resignation at the time.
Cheney managed to fend off a campaign led by Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida to have her removed from GOP leadership in February.
Cheney's office said that her re-election campaign raised $1.5 million in the first three months of 2021, a record for her fundraising efforts.