Former President Donald Trump released a statement on Tuesday claiming that “warmongering fool” Rep. Liz Cheney is only considering a presidential run to avoid losing her congressional seat in Wyoming.
“Liz Cheney is polling sooo low in Wyoming, and has sooo little support, even from the Wyoming Republican Party, that she is looking for a way out of her Congressional race,” Trump said.
“Based on all polling, there is no way she can win. She’ll either be yet another lobbyist or maybe embarrass her family by running for President, in order to save face. This warmongering fool wants to stay in the Middle East and Afghanistan for another 19 years, but doesn’t consider the big picture—Russia and China!”
Cheney, who still sits on GOP House leadership after escaping a referendum concerning her role in February, teased a presidential bid on Monday when she refused to rule it out as a future possibility.
“I’m not ruling anything in or out — ever is a long time,” Cheney told the New York Post on Monday.
The congresswoman distanced herself from Trump and his allies in the GOP for years, but most recently by supporting the Democrats’ second sham impeachment attempt against the former president. Shortly after she announced her position on impeachment, she faced scrutiny and even censure from voters in her home state.
“Our representative did not represent our voice,” said Carbon County GOP Chairman Joey Correnti IV.
Cheney also received a challenger, Republican State Sen. Anthony Bouchard, who vowed to unseat her after the political stunt.
Despite the backlash, Cheney continues to denounce her fellow congressional Republicans for their support of Trump.
“I think that we’re going to be in a good position to be able to take the White House,” Cheney concluded. “I do think that some of our candidates who led the charge, particularly the senators who led the unconstitutional charge not to certify the election, you know, in my view that’s disqualifying.”