Cheney Does Not Rule Out 2024 Presidential Run
U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney did not rule out a presidential run in two years during an interview on a Sunday morning talk show.
Wait - WHAT?
That's going to floor a lot of Wyomingites who can't imagine her winning any office, anywhere, ever again.
You can watch the interview in the video below.
Cheney was on ABC News on Sunday when she said she would“ make a decision about (2024) down the road.” That answer is not a yes, but it not a no either.
“I think about it less in terms of a decision about running for office, and more in terms of, you know, as an American – and as somebody who’s in a position of public trust now, how do I make sure that I’m doing everything I can to do the right thing; to do what I know is right for the country, and, and to protect our Constitution,” she said.
After voting to impeach former president Donald Trump and sitting on the House January 6th Committee to investigate him, many in Wyoming want Liz Cheney gone.
The state of Wyoming voted so heavily for Trump in the last election it is hard to imagine that she has much of a chance in winning her GOP primary race.
She is worried enough about her chances of keeping her job in Wyoming she recently asked Democrats in Wyoming to switch parties on primary day to vote for her, then switch back to Democrat. She has never had to do that before.
Even so there are many yard signs from her supporters around the state and endorsements from prominent Wyoming Republicans.
With so many people angry with her, in Wyoming and around the nation, where would she get the idea that she could have enough support to run for president?
It depends on who a person surrounds themselves with.
Some Republicans can't imagine any conservative disliking President Trump. Yet get outside of a state like Wyoming and you'll find many who don't want Trump around anymore.
Is Liz Cheney surrounded by people who are telling her she could run for president and win? That's possible. We all tend to hang out with people who support us.
Despite the backlash from Trump supporters there are those, even in Wyoming, who like her and support her.
Liz Cheney has raised record amounts of money to run for reelection. Most of that money has come from political insiders including a fundraiser from former president George W. Bush.
But is that enough to support a run for president, much less, a run for Wyoming House Of Representatives?
She should be considered conservative enough. Cheney's record shows that she has always been the most conservative member of the U.S. House.
It was going after Trump that did so much damage to her political image. Trump supporters in Wyoming do not think she is representing their beliefs. They feel as if she has no interest in their opinion at all.
No matter what you think of Trump, his supporters are many and they are loyal. Does Cheney have the political pull to overcome those numbers?
The next two months in Wyoming and the next two years nationally will answer those questions.