Liz Cheney to Back Democrat Candidates over Republicans

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) has confirmed that she intends to back some Democrat candidates over Republicans in midterm election races.

Speaking Sunday during an appearance on ABC’s “This Week,” Cheney said she will support the opponents of GOP candidates whom she deems to be “election deniers.”

“I’m going to be very focused on working to ensure that we do everything we can not to elect election deniers,” she said during the interview.

“We’ve got election deniers that have been nominated for really important positions all across the country,” she said. “I’m going to work against those people. I’m going to work to support their opponents.”

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The remarks come after Cheney lost her seat in Congress following a landslide defeat in her Wyoming GOP primary race.

Cheney suffered a huge loss after Trump-endorsed Harriet Hageman defeated her.

Hageman more than doubled Cheney’s totals in the Republican primary battle.

With 99% of the vote reported, Hageman took 66.3% of the votes to Cheney’s 28.9%.

“Wyoming has spoken on behalf of everyone all across this great country who believes in the American dream, who believes in liberty, and who recognizes that our natural rights – the freedom of speech, freedom of religion, equal protection, and due process, come from God, they do not come from the Government,” Hageman said in a victory speech.

Wyoming has spoken on behalf of everyone who understands that our government is a government of, by, and for the people.”

Cheney’s latest words seem to show she remains defiant in her campaign against President Donald Trump.

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Though rejected by voters in her own state, a left-leaning panel on ABC’s “This Week” offered words of praise.

Cheney is “committed not only to sort of take down Donald Trump but to take down the sickness of her party,” The Atlantic’s staff writer Mark Leibovich said.

“I think she will be an extremely relevant figure in her party.”

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The panel also included glowing remarks from USA Today’s Susan Page.

Page suggested Cheney could run for president in any of the next three presidential election cycles.

“Politics is not a straight line,” Page said.

“Liz Cheney is 56 years old.

“She could run for president in 2024 or 2028 or 2032.”

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On the Wednesday morning after her primary loss, Cheney hinted that she might be considering a future presidential run.

“I will be doing whatever it takes to keep Donald Trump out of the Oval Office,” Cheney said in an interview on the “Today Show.”

When asked about running for president in 2024, she responded that it “is something I’m thinking about and I’ll make a decision in the coming months.”

ABC “This Week” co-anchor, Jonathan Karl asked Cheney about a White House run on Sunday.

Cheney told Karl that she understands why the Republican National Committee “would not want me on a debate stage with Donald Trump.”

“I would imagine Donald Trump isn’t too interested in that either,” she added.

Politico also reported Wednesday that Cheney intends to launch a new organization in the coming weeks.

It is unclear what the group will entail, but it plans to oppose Trump in any future presidential campaign.

“In coming weeks, Liz will be launching an organization to educate the American people about the ongoing threat to our Republic, and to mobilize a unified effort to oppose any Donald Trump campaign for president,” Cheney spokesperson Jeremy Adler told the outlet.

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By Frank Bergman

Frank Bergman is a political/economic journalist living on the east coast. Aside from news reporting, Bergman also conducts interviews with researchers and material experts and investigates influential individuals and organizations in the sociopolitical world.

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