Representative Liz Cheney lost her House primary on Tuesday night by more than 35 percentage points to Harriet Hageman – who disgraced former President Donald J. Trump endorsed.
On Wednesday morning, Cheney said that she was thinking about running for president in 2024. On the same day, Cheney and her committee filed a statement of organization with the Federal Election Commission. The PAC, filed as, The Great Task, refers to President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address when he said, “the great task remaining before us” was to ensure that “this nation…shall not perish from the earth.”
The Republican Party has seemingly adopted the cult of personality of Donald J. Trump and appear to be allowing Trump to speak and influence the direction of the Party.
Cheney, a Republican from Wyoming, has been an outspoken critic of former President Donald J. Trump. Referencing Trump’s propaganda campaign that resulted in the January 6, 2021 Capitol Riot and Insurrection, Cheney said the Republican Party would be unable to be rebuilt based upon, “a foundation of lies.”
Cheney voted for Trump’s impeachment after the assault on Democracy last year. Cheney said she supported impeachment because it was clear Trump influenced and summoned the mob that stormed the Capitol. At least six people died as a result of the Riot. She said, “everything that followed was his doing,” and there has never been, “a greater betrayal by a President of the United States.”
When asked by NBC’s Savannah Guthrie whether or not she would campaign in 2024, Cheney said, “it is something I’m thinking about, and I’ll make a decision in the coming months.”