Disgraced former Rep. Lize Cheney (R-WY) has hinted that she’s considering a challenge against President Donald Trump by refusing to rule out a presidential run next year.
During a Sunday interview on CNN’s “State of the Union,” said she wanted to work with both Republicans and Democrats in an effort to stop Trump.
CNN anchor Jake Tapper asked Cheney if she is ruling out a run in 2024 herself.
“No, I’m not,” Cheney said.
Moments earlier, Tapper pressed Cheney on whether she would vote for Democrat President Joe Biden over Trump.
“We’re going to see what happens,” said Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney
“We’re going to see how things unfold.”
Cheney called Trump a “threat” and said she would “imagine that there will be a number of other candidates in the race.”
She also claimed Biden is more effective on the international stage than Trump.
However, Cheney conceded that she thought Biden’s withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan was “probably the biggest mistake that we made post-9/11.”
Trump is running a 2024 campaign for a second term in the White House and has dominated Republican presidential nomination polls in a field with several other candidates.
If he prevails in the primary contest, Trump is poised to have a 2020 rematch against Biden.
Cheney lost her primary last year to now-Rep. Harriet Hageman (R-WY), who was endorsed by Trump.
Her career in Congress came to a swift end after Cheney established herself as a top foe of the “MAGA” movement and served as vice chairwoman of the Democrats’ anti-Trump January 6 Committee.
The former lawmaker said she is “definitely” going to spend next year helping to elect “serious” and “sane” people in both major parties to Congress.
“We have got to elect people who believe in the Constitution and who take their responsibility seriously to Congress,” Cheney said.
Cheney was once the third-ranking Republican in the House.
However, she acknowledged that she does not carry so much sway in the current GOP conference.
On the topic of the GOP-led House finding a new speaker, Cheney demurred.
“I hesitate to endorse anybody because I think that won’t be helpful for them,” Cheney said.
After leaving Congress, Cheney landed a position as a professor of politics at the University of Virginia earlier this year.
She has been working on a book that is due out in December.
Cheney told Tapper the book would offer a “cautionary tale” on how the Republican conference embraced Trump.