Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) lost big last night but that did not stop her from saying she may run for president in 2024.
“I believe that Donald Trump continues to pose a very grave threat and risk to our republic,” Cheney said during her concession speech.
“And I think that defeating him is going to require a broad and united front of Republicans, Democrats, and independents, and that’s what I intend to be a part of.
“We’ve now got one major political party, my party, which has really become a cult of personality, and we’ve got to get this party back to a place where we’re embracing the values and the principles on which it was founded.
“That’s a decision that I’m going to make in the coming months, and I’m not going to make any announcements here this morning — but it is something that I am thinking about,” she said of running for president.
After losing the Wyoming GOP primary to Harriet Hageman by 37%, Liz Cheney says she is "thinking about" running for president in 2024. pic.twitter.com/yM9M1z5KG9
— Citizen Free Press (@CitizenFreePres) August 17, 2022
So Fox News went and asked some Wyoming voters what they thought of someone who just lost by nearly 40 points running for president.
“No, please, no, no, no,” one woman said.
“I wouldn’t support her as a dogcatcher,” one man said.
Another man said:
“I think there are going to be too many things in her background that people are going to remember.
“She’s trying to get Democrats to vote for her, and she’s been pushing a lot of Democrats’ stuff.
“She should just go ahead and change parties.
“I don’t see her getting a whole lot of support from Republicans.”
One voiced support for Cheney: “I’d vote for her. We need strong women with powerful decision making, and fair.”
A supporter of Cheney’s said that while she likes Liz she would rather see Trump run for president:
“Even though I support her, I still think Trump did a lot for Wyoming and that we’ve been hurt by our new president.”