UPDATE: President Donald Trump issued a statement endorsing Frank Eathorne, chair of the Wyoming GOP, in the primary race to oppose incumbent Rep. Liz Cheney in next year’s election.
“He is highly respected by everyone, fighting for your Second Amendment and continually growing the Republican Party,” Trump wrote.
“Perhaps, most importantly, Frank has Censured the incompetent Liz Cheney, who couldn’t care less about our brave soldiers overseas, and who is willing to fight ridiculous, endless wars instead of preparing for the Big Time enemies that may someday soon face our Country,” Trump added.
Original story below:
Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., said she would not support former president Donald Trump if he decides to run again in 2024.
Cheney, the third-highest ranking Republican in the House, was one of 10 House Republicans to vote for Trump’s impeachment after the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
Cheney said she still considers Trump’s actions leading up to the riot to be “the gravest violation of an oath of office by any president in American history” in an interview this week with Fox News.
“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 Jan. 6,” she said. “And I think that all of us, regardless of partisanship, have an obligation and a duty to the Constitution.”
When asked directly whether she would support Trump if he became the 2024 GOP nominee, Cheney said: “I would not.”
Trump has neither ruled out nor confirmed another run for the presidency, but he did vow to oppose Cheney’s reelection.
“So many people are looking to run against Crazy Liz Cheney. But we only want one,” Trump said in a statement after her interview.
“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,” he added. “Hopefully, that won’t happen. I’ll make an endorsement soon!”
?NEW: Trump says he will make an endorsement against Liz Cheney “soon” pic.twitter.com/kSgynLjtJ0
— Tim Swain (@SwainForSenate) April 14, 2021