Liz Cheney Promises To Do “Whatever It Takes” To Stop Trump

( )- Liz Cheney only has a few more months left in the House of Republicans, after she lost in the Republican primary to a GOP candidate backed by former President Donald Trump.

She’s trying to use the platform she has in these last few months to go off on Trump and his supporters. She’s one of only two Republicans serving on the Democrat-led House special panel investigating the Capitol riot on January 6.

And last week, she said that she would do “whatever it takes” to effectively prevent Trump from becoming the GOP nominee for president in 2024.

In an interview with the Texas Tribune recently, Cheney said:

“I certainly will do whatever it takes to make sure Donald Trump isn’t anywhere close to the Oval Office. I’m going to make sure Donald Trump, make sure he’s not the nominee. And if he is the nominee, I won’t be a Republican.”

A lot of Republicans who back Trump would already consider Cheney to be a RINO, or a Republican in Name Only. So, if she were to leave the GOP altogether, nothing would really change from their perspective.

Cheney has been perhaps the most outspoken critic of Trump since the riot on January 6. She was one of 10 Republicans in the House to vote for Trump’s impeachment, and she didn’t stop with the criticism at her vote.

Because of her actions, the Wyoming Republican Party censored her, and she even was stripped of her leadership status in the House GOP conference.

Those moves didn’t deter Cheney from going off on Trump, though. In large part, that’s why she lost in the Wyoming GOP primary back in August, failing to even make it to the midterm elections where she was hoping to be re-elected.

Appearing at the Texas Tribune Festival — where she spoke with the company’s CEO Evan Smith — Cheney discussed her experience on the House’s January 6 investigating committee. She said:

“One of the things that has surprised me the most about my work on this committee is how sophisticated the plan was that Donald Trump was involved in and oversaw every step of the way. It was a multi-part plan that he oversaw, he was involved in personally and directly.

“While leaders in Congress were begging him, ‘Please, tell the mob to go home,’ Donald Trump wouldn’t. And just set the politics aside for a minute and think to yourself, ‘What kind of human being does that?'”

Despite her experience in Congress recently, Cheney reiterated her commitment to the long-standing conservative policies. That being said, she said people shouldn’t doubt how much she’ll be able to fight Trump even though she will be leaving office next January.

Many people have speculated that Cheney will attempt to fight Trump directly by running for president in 2024 herself. She wouldn’t answer direct questions about that, though, only saying:

“It’s really important not to just immediately jump to the horse race and to think about what we need as a country.”