Former Republican Wyoming Representative Liz Cheney predicted that after the November presidential election, America will ‘have something new’ instead of the GOP. Cheney also vowed never to vote for Trump, adding that she could survive President Joe Biden’s policies but not another Trump administration.
Cheney gives her take on The View
Cheney, a vocal critic of GOP frontrunner Trump, commented on ABC’s “The View” in response to being asked if the Republican Party is “salvageable” in relation to its connection with the former president.
Trump will destroy GOP
Former vice chair of the January 6 Select Committee Cheney argued that while Trump may become the GOP’s presidential nominee, it is “very hard to imagine that the party can survive” due to its connections to him.
A fresh start
“I think increasingly, it’s clear that once we get through 2024, we’re going to have something else, something new,” she added. “I believe the country has to have a party that’s based on conservative principles and values where we can engage with the Democrats on substance and on policies.”
Co-host Joy Behar asked Cheney if she would consider voting for Biden “if [the November election] came down to Biden versus Trump.” Cheney maintained that she wouldn’t “endorse anybody” but warned Americans that voting for Trump could be disastrous. “I will never vote for Donald Trump,” she added.
Biden over Trump
The former representative also said that independent voters should not consider voting for Trump should he become the nominee in November. She added that while she did not support several of President Joe Biden’s policies, the U.S. could survive bad policies but not “torching the Constitution.”
Blasts Speaker Johnson
Cheney also criticized House Speaker Mike Johnson, one of 139 House Republicans who voted to decertify the 2020 election during a special session of Congress in January 2021. She argued that the GOP cannot be the majority party in January 2025 because of this action.
Goldberg wants Cheney to run
Co-host Whoopi Goldberg later implored Cheney to run for president against Trump. “We probably don’t agree on a lot of stuff, but we agree on the fact that we have a lot of respect for the country,” Goldberg told the former representative.
Cheney could save the GOP
“Do you see yourself, and would you ever consider being the conduit to that third party because I don’t know the Republican party, as we knew it, will survive this.”
Maybe one day
“Would you consider, please would you, consider being that person? I’m begging you. I’m down on one knee.” Cheney had earlier told the panel that she hasn’t ruled out a future presidential run, but said she “hasn’t made a decision.”
Cheney has been doing a series of media interviews over the past few weeks to promote her recent memoir, Oath and Honor: A Memoir and a Warning, in which she warns of the dangers that Trump and MAGA Republicans pose to democracy.