Liz Cheney intends to confront candidates who deny the outcome of the 2020 election
House member Liz Cheney on Sunday pledged to speak out against Republican candidates who support former President Donald Trump’s false claims of a stolen 2020 election, saying that Senators Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley are “unfit” to serve in the Senate after they voted to overturn the presidential election results.
Cheney, who is Trump’s chief critic and vice chair of the congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol by supporters of the former president, told ABC that widespread denial of election legitimacy could, if not halted, undermine the U.S. constitutional order.
The daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney has already said she will seek to prevent Trump from returning to the White House in 2024 over the next two years. It is possible, she said, that she will run for president in her own right. Cheney declined to tell ABC whether she would run for the Republican Party or another party if she decided to enter the race.
“I’m going to focus on working to make sure we do everything we can to not elect those who deny (the legitimacy of) the election,” Cheney said in an interview recorded last week, days after she lost in the primary to the Trump-backed candidate.
“Some of the people who denied (the legitimacy of) the election have been nominated for really important positions around the country. And I’m going to work against those people. I’m going to work to support their opponents,” Liz Cheney emphasized.