Liz Cheney Calls on Nikki Haley to ‘Stay in the Race’ and ‘Defeat’ Trump

Former Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) has called on Nikki Haley to “stay in the race” as pressure mounts on the longshot Republican presidential candidate to end her campaign to support President Donald Trump.

Speaking Friday during an appearance on the left-wing podcast “Pod Save America,” Cheney Cheney Democrat favorite Haley to stay in the GOP presidential primary.

“I hope she stays in the race as long as she has to,” Cheney said the day after the New Hampshire contest.

The continued by encouraging Haley to compete “through Super Tuesday.”

On Tuesday, Trump carried the Granite State primary by 11 points.

His victory came after sweeping the Iowa caucuses last week.

On the podcast show, Cheney said she wasn’t making an official endorsement in the race.

However, she trashed President Donald Trump as an “existential threat” who can’t carry the general election.

“So we need to make sure we’re challenging him and working to defeat him at every step of the way,” Cheney said.

“And right now, Nikki Haley is in this fight and I think she ought to stay in it.”

“Are you officially supporting Haley over Trump now that it’s just the two of them left?” the host asked Cheney.

“I haven’t made any formal endorsements at this point, but certainly I would never support or vote for Donald Trump again,” Cheney said.

Cheney went on the left-wing program to promote her latest book, “Oath and Honor: A Memoir and a Warning.”

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The book, out in December, offers the first-hand tale of the ex-Republican conference chair battling with Trump and his supporters before constituents ousted her from office.

Trump, she wrote, was “the most dangerous man ever to inhabit the Oval Office.”

The congresswoman-turned-professor at the University of Virginia did not rule out an independent presidential run herself.

“We’ll see what happens,” she said.

“My number one priority is defeating [Trump] and I think that’s going to guide whatever ultimately I decide I’m going to do.”

Cheney was asked whether that means officially supporting Democrats this November.

Cheney responded by referencing her support for Democrat candidates in the 2022 midterms.

That year, Cheney backed former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) effort to maintain the Democrats’ majority.

In the run-up to her 2022 re-election primary, Wyoming Republicans voted to no longer recognize Cheney as a member of the GOP.

“What I have done is support people that I believe are going to defend the Constitution, and I did that with respect to Abigail Spanberger and Elissa Slotkin,” she said.

The two far-left lawmakers survived re-election to the lower chamber.

In the House, Republicans hold a six-seat majority.

Spanberger is now running for governor of Virginia and Slotkin is campaigning to represent Michigan in the Senate.

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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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