Republican congresswoman Liz Cheney has announced that she is considering running for President following defeat in her Republican primary race on Tuesday night.
in an all-out effort to prevent Donald Trump from winning another term as US president.
Cheney, who has pledged to do everything in her power to prevent Donald Trump from regaining the presidency, will lose her seat in the US Congress after decisively losing her Republican primary race against Trump-backed challenger, Harriet Hageman.
Cheney lost to Hageman by almost 40 points as Wyoming voters took revenge for her vote to impeach Trump as well as her role on the January 6 House select committee.
The committee, of which Cheney is vice-chair and one of only two Republicans, is investigating the role Trump played in inciting the insurrection at the US Capitol by his supporters on January 6th 2021, following the incumbent’s electoral defeat by Joe Biden.
Asked on NBC’s Today show on Wednesday morning whether she was thinking of running for president, Cheney at first declined to answer. Pushed for a response though the Congresswoman admitted it was something she was considering.
“It’s something I’m thinking about, and I’ll make a decision in the coming months,” Cheney said.