Neocon who lost by 40 points in her Wyoming primary thinks she knows who’s fit to hold office.
Appears to ignore the many Democrats and media figures who denied Trump won the presidency in 2016.
Ousted Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) claimed that Republicans like Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Josh Hawley (R-MO) and Gov. Ron Desantis (R-FL) are unfit for the presidency because they questioned the results of the 2020 presidential election.
ABC’s “This Week” host Jonathon Karl on Sunday asked Cheney, “Is the threat Trump or bigger than Trump? You could argue Trumpism, in terms of election denying, has taken over the party.”
“Donald Trump is certainly the center of the threat, but election denial, denying the fundamental function and principle, at the center of our constitutional republic is dangerous, broadly speaking,” Cheney replied.
“He’s certainly leading that effort and leading that movement,” she continued. “He also, because we know precisely what he will do because he’s done it, sending an armed mob here to the Capitol to try to overturn the results of an election. There’s simply no way the nation can, in my view, sustain itself if we excuse that and put him in a position of power again. ”
Karl then honed in on “election deniers” DeSantis, Cruz and Hawley, asking if Cheney would support them in future elections.
“It would be very difficult,” Cheney said. “When you look at somebody like Josh Hawley or Ted Cruz, both of whom know better, both of whom no exactly the role of Congress is in terms of our constitutional obligations with respect to presidential elections, and yet both of whom took steps that, that fundamentally threatened the constitutional order and structure in the aftermath of the last election. So, you know, in my view, they both have made themselves unfit for future office.”
“DeSantis, who is right now campaigning for election deniers, and I think that’s something that I think people have to have real pause about. Either you fundamentally believe in and support our constitutional structure, or you don’t,” she added.
Cheney lost her primary election by a stunning 40 points last week, representing an overwhelming rebuke of her effort to impeach Trump and demonize him with the January 6 Committee hearings.
It’s also worth noting Cheney has nothing to say about the numerous Democrats and media figures who refused to accept the results of the 2016 election for years despite no evidence of widespread voter fraud, just a Clinton-contrived narrative of “Russian collusion.”
Despite Cheney’s devastating primary blowout and indisputable unpopularity, the neocon still hasn’t gotten the message and is reportedly weighing a presidential run in 2024.