Cheney: The 'Future of Republican Party' Depends on My Re-Election
Choice of 'conservative values and loyalty to former President Donald Trump'
Embattled former Republican conference chair, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), claimed her “re-election bid as a referendum on the future of the Republican Party.”
During an interview Wednesday with the Wall Street Journal’s “Women, Power and Equity” event, Cheney said voters are “potentially facing a choice between what she sees as traditional conservative values and loyalty to former President Donald Trump.”
Earlier in May, Cheney was ousted by her party from leadership after open criticism of President Donald Trump regarding the 2020 election fraud claims.
Cheney also said she regretted voting for Trump.
Trump celebrated Cheney's ousting, 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."
“I really do think it’s one that will be a moment where the people of Wyoming can demonstrate to the country our commitment to the Constitution.”
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She added the race would be “very important in terms of the future of the party and the future of our republic.”
Cheney's popularity began to rapidly decline when she voted to impeach Trump.
She said on her decision:
“It became very clear that staying in leadership would require me to perpetuate the lie about the last election, perpetuate the big lie, perpetuate things that are dangerous.”
Cheney is also in trouble in the midterms, a poll from earlier this month showed.
The Club for Growth PAC poll showed her with a net negative image.
Cheney’s unfavorable rating stands at 65 percent with a net rating of -36 percent.
The same poll found Trump’s favorability numbers to be an overwhelming 60 percent net positive in Wyoming.