Voting in the presidential primaries is approaching quickly. But that isn’t stopping more candidates from entering the field.
And the Trump campaign hits the panic button after a disgraced Republican makes a presidential announcement.
Former President Donald Trump will likely be the Republican nominee for president barring an all-out collapse.
Because of that, anti-Trump politicians are looking at ways to stop him from not only winning the party’s nomination, but also the presidency.
Former U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) is one of those politicians who is working night and day to try and figure out how to stop Trump from being re-elected.
She recently launched a new book, Oath and Honor: A Memoir and a Warning, which she’s been promoting to several news outlets.
One of those outlets, the Washington Post, is where Cheney expounded upon the dangers of a second Trump term.
“I happen to think democracy is at risk at home, obviously, as a result of Donald Trump’s continued grip on the Republican Party, and I think democracy is at risk internationally as well,” Cheney told the outlet.
She then said that a possible third-party run for president is in the cards in order to stop Trump.
“We face threats that could be existential to the United States, and we need a candidate who is going to be able to deal with and address and confront all of those challenges,” the former Rep. said.
“That will all be part of my calculation as we go into the early months of 2024.”
Cheney’s disapproval of the former president has been well-documented over the years
Back in 2021, she was the vice chairwoman of the House January 6 Committee and voted to impeach Trump after the January 6 riots on the U.S. Capitol.
Further igniting speculation that she might run for president, Cheney made another appearance on MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show where she again told viewers that Trump needs to be stopped at all costs.
“I don’t even want to imagine a situation where he has won. I think we have to do everything we can to stop him in terms of, again, the kind of things we have been working on, working in a nonpartisan fashion,” Cheney said.
Liz Cheney likely won’t win the presidency in a third-party run based off of just how unpopular she is.
Last year, she lost the Wyoming Republican primary in a blowout to Rep. Harriet Hageman (R) who is backed by Donald Trump.
But in a tightly contested race between President Joe Biden and Donald Trump, Cheney’s third-party candidacy could very well steal enough votes from Trump that could lead to a second term for Biden.
And that’s where the trouble lies if former Rep. Cheney decides to get in the mix.
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