Donald Trump, someone who actually has a chance to be president in 2024, slammed Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney in a Monday night salvo.
“Liz Cheney is polling sooo low in Wyoming, and has sooo little support, even from the Wyoming Republican Party, that she is looking for a way out of her Congressional race,” Trump said. “She’ll either be yet another lobbyist or maybe embarrass her family by running for President, in order to save face. This warmongering fool wants to stay in the Middle East and Afghanistan for another 19 years, but doesn’t consider the big picture—Russia and China!”
The statement, released by his Save America Pac, underscores Trump’s ongoing feud with the number 3 ranking Republican in the House. Cheney voted to impeach Donald Trump after the January 6th Capitol riots, and repeatedly blamed him for the pre-planned siege of the Capitol Building.
CNN has found Cheney, the daughter of Bush’s vice president Dick Cheney, to be a reliably anti-Trump voice in the Republican Party. On Sunday, the network asked Cheney if Trump should be criminally charged for the Capitol riots after being cleared by a Senate trial.
“That’s a decision that the Justice Department is going to have to make,” said Cheney. “There are ongoing criminal investigations, and those will play out.”
On Sunday, Cheney raised eyebrows by saying she doesn’t rule out running in 2024, in what could be a potential head-to-head run against Donald Trump.
“I’m not ruling anything in or out — ever is a long time,” she told The Post.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is coming under increasing pressure to demote Cheney, who was censored in her own state of Wyoming and is extremely unpopular with the Republican base.
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