February 27, 2024


“Our nation can survive and recuperate from coverage errors. We can’t recuperate from a president keen to torch the Structure,” she stated.

On this picture supplied by Dartmouth, former Rep. Liz Cheney speaks at Dartmouth in Hanover, N.H., Friday, Jan. 5, 2024. On a mission to maintain former President Donald Trump from returning to the White Home, Cheney is urging New Hampshire voters to make use of their upcoming presidential main to ship a message to the world. Robert Gill/Dartmouth through AP

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — On a mission to maintain former President Donald Trump from returning to the White Home, Former U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney implored New Hampshire voters Friday to make use of their upcoming presidential main to ship a message to the world.

“Communicate for us all. Inform the world who we’re along with your vote. Inform them that we’re a great and an incredible nation,” she stated at Dartmouth Faculty somewhat over two weeks earlier than the Jan. 23 main. “However ensure they know that we don’t bend, we don’t break and we don’t yield within the protection of our freedom. Present the world that we’ll defeat the plague of cowardice sweeping by the Republican get together.”

Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, had been a number one Republican voice for years. However she parted with a lot of her colleagues over Trump’s false claims of voting fraud and her place as vice chair of the Congressional committee that investigated the Jan. 6, 2021, assault on the U.S. Capitol.

On Friday, the Supreme Courtroom stated it’ll determine whether or not Trump could be saved off ballots due to his function within the assault. Cheney stated she agrees with those that consider he ought to be disqualified below a provision of the 14th Modification barring some individuals who “engaged in revolt” from holding public workplace.

“This can be a course of that can undergo the courts and we’ll see how that unfolds. However right here’s no query in my thoughts that his actions clearly constituted an offense that’s inside the language of the 14th Modification,” she stated. “There’s not a requirement that you simply be convicted within the Senate or in a court docket of legislation, and so I consider within the plain language of the structure.”

Cheney, who was soundly defeated in her 2022 main, stated she disagrees with a lot of President Joe Biden’s insurance policies however stated conservative Republicans ought to acknowledge “The menace posed by Donald Trump and the menace posed by Joe Biden will not be even remotely related.”

“Our nation can survive and recuperate from coverage errors. We can’t recuperate from a president keen to torch the Structure,” she stated.

As for her political future, Cheney demurred when requested if she is planning a third-party run for president.

“I’m going to do no matter the simplest factor is to make sure that Donald Trump will not be elected,” she stated. “I’ll decide about what that’s within the coming months as we see what occurs within the Republican primaries.”