WATCH: Liz Cheney’s 60 Minuets Interview
In the video below you see what is probably the most in-depth interview with Liz Cheney since she voted to impeach President Donald Trump.
Wyoming Republican representative Liz Cheney was interviewed by 60 Minutes host Lesley Stahl on the difficulties of functioning in the Republican Party as a conservative while, at the same time, opposing Donald Trump.
Lesley Stahl: But most Republicans in the House see what you're doing as a betrayal. They look at Nancy Pelosi-- even you have said-- you said this, I've got a quote here. You said, "The Democrats under Nancy Pelosi's leadership have become the party of antisemitism, infanticide, and socialism." Direct quote from you. And yet, here you are. It's considered Nancy Pelosi's committee.
Liz Cheney: I think that millions of people around the country have been betrayed and misled, and deceived by Donald Trump. He has said that the election was stolen. He continues to say that. He continues to say things that aren't true, and continues to raise money off of those claims. And so to me, there's just not a question.
While Cheney is fighting her own party in Congress at the same time she is fighting to keep her congressional seat as representative of Wyoming. The big question is, can she win in a state that feels betrayed?
Lesley Stahl: The Republican Party here has disowned you. They've called for your resignation. We've been told your approval rating here is down around 30%. Can you win this seat?
Liz Cheney: Absolutely. I think it's going to be the most important House race in the country in 2022. And—and it will be one where people do have the opportunity to say, "We want to stand for the Constitution."
As Cheney put it in this interview, and as she has said publicly before it, anyone who wants to stand up for the constitution should not be voting for someone Trump has endorsed.
Liz Cheney: A vote against me in this race, a vote for whomever Donald Trump has endorsed is a vote for somebody who's willing to perpetuate the big lie, somebody who's willing to put allegiance to Trump above allegiance to the Constitution, absolutely.
You can watch the entire 60 Minutes interview with Liz Cheney, below.