Donald Trump is firmly in first place in the Republican primary. But now he might have a new challenger to face.
And the 2024 presidential election just got turned upside down after this RINO’s announcement.
To the frustration of Democrats and moderate Republicans, it looks like there’s no stopping Donald Trump from being the Republican nominee for president in 2024.
But that doesn’t mean the anti-Trump crowd won’t try to stop him.
Former Congresswoman Liz Cheney (R-WY) has vehemently opposed Trump for years.
She was even a member of the January 6th Committee that tried to bring down the former president for allegedly inciting the events that transpired that day.
And now she’s mulling a presidential run for 2024 to stop Donald Trump from winning a second term.
On a recent appearance on CNN’s State of the Union program, she expressed to host Jake Tapper why a Trump presidency would be harmful to the country.
“Donald Trump is likely to be the next Republican presidential nominee, and he has a decent shot being elected the next president. It could happen. What would a second Donald Trump term look like?” Tapper asked the former representative.
“Well, he cannot be the next president because if he is, all of the things that he attempted to do but was stopped from doing by responsible people around him, at the Department of Justice and the White House Counsel office, he will do,” Cheney responded.
“There will be no guardrails and everyone has been warned. After January 6, after our investigation, after all of the evidence that we laid out about all of the steps and his multi-part plan to overturn the election, there could be no question that he will unravel the institutions of our democracy.”
There’s that talking point again from the Left and the Never-Trump crowd about how democracy will be destroyed if Trump returns to office.
It’s tiresome, but it seems like the only thing Donald Trump’s opposition can verbalize at this point.
Cheney continued saying, “So we’re facing a moment in American politics wehre we have to set aside partisanship and we have to make sure that people who believe in the Constitution are willing to come together to prevent him from ever again setting foot anywhere near the Oval Office.”
“You’re not ruling out a presidential run?” Tapper inquired.
“No, I’m not,” Liz Cheney responded.
It’s not clear yet if Cheney were to run as an independent or as a Republican.
Either way, she’d likely have a hard time gathering enough support to realistically challenge Donald Trump.
In the 2022 Wyoming Republican primary race, she lost to fellow Republican competitor Harriet Hageman by nearly 40 points.
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