Liz Cheney: 'I Regret’ Voting for Donald Trump in 2020
'But I think it’s fair to say that I regret the vote'
Representative Liz Cheney admitted she regretted voting for President Donald Trump in the 2020 election following her ousting from her leadership role in the GOP House.
In a preview of an interview with ABC News anchor Jon Karl due to air on Sunday, Karl asked:
“Did you vote for Donald Trump in 2020?”
“I did," Cheney replied.
“Do you regret that vote?” Karl asked.
He added, “How could you not regret that vote given what’s happened?”
“I was never going to support Joe Biden, and I do regret the vote."
"It was a vote based on policy, based on substance, and what I know in terms of the kinds of policies he put forward that were good for the country."
"But I think it’s fair to say that I regret the vote.”
“If the Republican Party nominates Donald Trump in 2024 could you stay in a Republican Party that decides he should be the nominee again?”
“I will do everything I can to make sure he is not the nominee and everything necessary to make sure he never gets anywhere close to the Oval Office again.”
“But would you remain in the party if he were the nominee?”
“I will not support him and do everything I can to make sure that doesn’t happen.”
Earlier this week, Donald Trump celebrated Rep. Liz Cheney's ousting from her House Republican leadership role, calling her a "horrible human being."
Trump wrote in a statement issued after Cheney was voted out:
“Liz Cheney is a bitter, horrible human being."
“I watched her yesterday and realized how bad she is for the Republican Party."
On Wednesday, House Republicans acted swiftly to remove Cheney, replacing her with Rep. Elise Stefanick.
Trump also blasted the Cheney family for their war-mongering.