Former Republican Representative Liz Cheney (Wisconsin),who has long been one of the loudest critics of Donald Trump from within the Republican party, claimed during a recent event that she did not completely ruled out the possibility of placing her own bid for the White House.
While speaking in Michigan at an event, the Mackinac Policy Conference, Cheney stated that she was not making any announcements but that her current focus was on ensuring that Trump would go anywhere near the Oval Office. During her time in Congress, Cheney had served on the House select committee tasked with investigating the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol. She has frequently blasted Trump for his role in the Capitol riot and has also stated that she would campaign against those who have denied the 2020 election results.
A new ad aired earlier this month that Cheney launched in New Hampshire against Trump. In the ad, there is a voiceover of Cheney stating that Trump has been the only U.S. president in the nation’s history to have “refused to guarantee the peaceful transfer of power.” She proceeds to state that he has shown that he is unfit for office and that Trump in office again is a risk that America is not in a position to “take again.”
Trump is facing several probes into his involvement in the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot and his attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election results, including an investigation into his attempts to interfere with the election results in Georgia in 2020.
Last September Cheney had stated that if she were to place a bid for the White House she would not be doing so as a Republican.