Former Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), who lost her primary election to an America First candidate in a landslide, is once again attacking her own party — declaring that the United States would be under threat if Republicans win a majority in Congress in next year’s elections.
Liz Cheney lost her seat by 36 points. She was only elected in the first place because of her dad.
Yet corporate media can't get enough. They treat like a wise, vital statesman for one reason: she hates Trump. That's all it takes.
She'll get rich from liberals buying her book: https://t.co/LBH1DWop0L
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) December 3, 2023
Cheney made the comments during an appearance on “CBS Sunday Morning,” while speaking with anchor John Dickerson about her hatred for former President Donald Trump and his allies in Congress.
“You once used to say that nobody could challenge your conservative credentials. What if being a conservative today is defined by one thing: your support for Donald Trump?” the CBS anchor asked.
Cheney — who essentially defined her last few years in Congress by her vendetta against Trump, which included consistently siding with the Democrats and opposing conservative reforms pushed by the Trump administration and his allies in Congress — responded by claiming that she knows what true conservatism is, and Trump supporters don’t.
“Well, I know what conservative means, and I think that the most conservative of all conservative values is fidelity to the Constitution. So there certainly are people today who are caught in this cult of personality, but that’s the opposite of conservative,” she claimed.
Cheney then declared that conservatives cannot support both Trump and the Constitution.
The CBS News host asked: “Let me ask you about that oath. If a person is a member of Congress and they have sworn an oath to defend the Constitution, can they defend the Constitution and also endorse Donald Trump?”
“No, that is inconsistent,” Cheney claimed.
Dickerson then asked her if she believed those who endorse Trump are “breaking their oath by saying they would like him to be the next president?”
“In my view, fundamentally, there is a choice. You can’t be for Donald Trump and for the Constitution. You have to choose,” Cheney argued.
The CBS News host then asked what Cheney thought would happen if newly-elected Speaker of the House Mike Johnson (R-LA) is still in his position with a GOP majority when the new Congress is sworn in “on the 6th of January 2025.”
Despite claiming to be a Republican, Cheney responded by arguing that Republicans cannot take the majority again in the 2024 elections — declaring that she would rather have a Democrat majority because the “Republican Party of today” is a threat.
“He can’t be,” she said, referring to Johnson keeping the speakership. “We are facing a situation with respect to the 2024 election where it’s an existential crisis, and we have to ensure that we don’t have a situation where an election that might be thrown into the House of Representatives is overseen by a Republican majority.”
“So you would prefer a Democratic majority?” Dickerson clarified.
“I believe very strongly in those principles and ideals that have defined the Republican Party, but the Republican Party of today has made a choice, and they haven’t chosen the Constitution,” Cheney claimed. “And so I do think it presents a threat if the Republicans are in the majority in January 2025.”
In her new book, "Oath and Honor," former GOP Congresswoman Liz Cheney warns of the threats to the Constitution posed by Trump, and calls blocking Trump & preventing a Republican House majority from rejecting election results "the cause of our time." https://t.co/i7SpORTrHc pic.twitter.com/ksTE2XrDPo
— CBS Sunday Morning 🌞 (@CBSSunday) December 3, 2023