Can you believe Liz Cheney has made it her life’s mission to destroy Trump? Kinda crazy huh?
Former Representative Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) continues to vocalize her concerns regarding the potential re-election of former President Trump in 2024, despite no longer holding a congressional seat. In an op-ed published in The Wall Street Journal, Cheney emphasized the significant risks associated with electing Trump once again.
Having served as Wyoming’s representative in the House from 2017 to 2023, Cheney faced a defeat in her reelection bid, influenced by Trump’s endorsement of her opponent, Representative Harriet Hageman (R-Wyo.). As the chair of the panel investigating the January 6, 2021, Capitol attack, Cheney underscored the severity of the events, questioning whether the nation has forgotten how Trump failed to intervene for hours while a violent mob besieged the Capitol in an attempt to thwart the certification of Biden’s 2020 victory.
Cheney, whose recent book, “Oath and Honor: A Memoir and a Warning,” hit the shelves, has been active in various news interviews and talk show appearances. In her Wall Street Journal piece, she referenced the framers’ explicit warnings about the effectiveness of checks and balances, asserting that those downplaying the risk of a second Trump term are doing the country a disservice.
Trump, the leading contender for the GOP’s 2024 nomination, responded dismissively to Cheney’s concerns on his Truth Social platform. Despite her warnings, Cheney expressed skepticism about the willingness of Republicans, particularly figures like Senators Josh Hawley, Ted Cruz, JD Vance, and Mike Lee, to hold Trump accountable in a potential second term.
Cheney criticized House Republicans, stating that, given recent history, expecting them to impeach and convict Trump in a second term would be foolish. She specifically called out former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy for expressing openness to serving in a future Trump administration, labeling his stance as “pathetic” during a recent MSNBC appearance. According to Cheney, such attitudes undermine the impact of checks and balances, leaving the nation vulnerable to the potential consequences of a second Trump presidency.