Liz Cheney Won’t Rule Out A Presidential Run
Liz Cheney attends Liz Cheney in Conversation with David Rubenstein at The 92nd Street Y, New York on June 26, 2023 in New York City.
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Former Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) said on Sunday she would not rule out a presidential run.

“No, I’m not,” Cheney said after being asked by anchor Jake Tapper in an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

Moments earlier, Tapper pressed Cheney on whether she would vote for President Joe Biden over former President Donald Trump.

“We’re going to see what happens. We’re going to see how things unfold,” Cheney said.

Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, called Trump a “threat” and said she would “imagine that there will be a number of other candidates in the race.”

She also said Biden is more effective on the international stage than Trump, but Cheney conceded that she thought Biden’s withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan was “probably the biggest mistake that we made post-9/11.”

Trump is running a 2024 campaign for a second term in the White House and has dominated Republican presidential nomination polls in a field with several other candidates. If he prevails in the primary contest, Trump is poised to have a 2020 rematch against Biden.

Cheney lost her primary last year to now-Rep. Harriet Hageman, who was endorsed by Trump, after establishing herself as a top foe of the “MAGA” movement and serving as vice chairwoman of the January 6 Committee.


The former lawmaker said she is “definitely” going to spend next year helping to elect “serious” and “sane” people in both major parties to Congress.

“We have got to elect people who believe in the Constitution and who take their responsibility seriously to Congress,” Cheney said.

Cheney was once the third-ranking Republican in the House, but acknowledged that she does not carry so much sway in the current GOP conference. On the topic of the GOP-led House finding a new speaker, Cheney demurred.

“I hesitate to endorse anybody because I think that won’t be helpful for them,” Cheney said.

After leaving Congress, Cheney landed a position as a professor of politics at the University of Virginia earlier this year and has been working on a book that is due out in December.

Cheney told Tapper the book would offer a “cautionary tale” on how the Republican conference embraced Trump.

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