(DCWatchdog.com) – Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), who recently lost the GOP primary in Wyoming to a Trump-endorsed candidate, has attacked “large portions” of the voters of her Republican Party as “very sick.”
Last week, Cheney, the five-term member of the US House of Representatives and daughter of former Republican Vice President Dick Cheney, was soundly defeated – by 37 points – by Harriet Hageman, the pick of former President Donald Trump.
Since the January 6, 2021, events at the US Capitol, Cheney has been the most vocal anti-Trump Republican, prompting the former President to label her a “RINO” (“Republican in Name Only”).
Asked about the causes for her political defeat, the Wyoming US Representative told ABC News that they have to do with Trump’s “stranglehold” on the GOP.
“It says that clearly [Trump’s] hold is very strong among some portions of the Republican Party. My state of Wyoming is not necessarily a representative sample of the party,” Cheney stated.
“I think it says a couple of things. I think it says people continue to believe the lie. They continue to believe what he’s saying, which is dangerous,” the Congresswoman argued.
She lamented the massive loss she suffered at the hands of Trump’s endorsee, especially after winning the same primary by 72 points two years ago.
“I think it also tells you that large portions of our party, including the leadership of our party, is very sick,” Cheney claimed.
She has also indicated that she may decide to run for the 2024 presidential nomination of the Republican Party.
This prompted a reaction by US Senator of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney, another anti-Trump Republican, who stated that Liz Cheney shouldn’t do that because she stands no chance of clinching the nomination.
In her ABC News interview, the Wyoming Congresswoman also went after House Minority Leader, Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California.
Last week, McCarthy said he is convinced he would be the next speaker of the House of Representatives, replacing Nancy Pelosi, as the Republican Party is expected to retake the House in the 2022 midterm elections in November.
“I don’t believe he should be speaker of the House, and I think that’s been very clear,” Rep. Liz Cheney declared regarding McCarthy’s hopes.
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