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Sun Dec 3, 2023, 04:29 PM Dec 2023

Liz Cheney would rather see Democrats win in 2024 [View all]

Former Republican Rep. Liz Cheney would rather cede power to Democrats than see members of her own party win in 2024, she said, calling a Republican majority a “threat,” and warning of an existential crisis leading up to next year's election.

“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, and so I do think it presents a threat if the Republicans are in the majority in January 2025,” the Wyoming Republican said during an interview with CBS, when asked whether she would prefer a Democratic majority in 2025.

Once the No. 3 leader of the House Republican Conference, Cheney was booted from her role and later lost her seat after bucking her party to take a stand against former President Donald Trump in the wake of the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection.

Cheney overwhelmingly alienated members after refusing to tamper her criticisms of the former president in the weeks and months following the insurrection — unlike the then-leader of the caucus, Kevin McCarthy, who quickly returned to Trump’s side after initially condemning him for his role in the riot. Cheney became the top Republican on the House committee that investigated the Jan. 6 attack. In 2022, she lost in the primary for her Wyoming seat.


Your daddy can't be too happy with you right now.

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Democrats are good for democracy. Beartracks Dec 2023 #1
I wouldn't be surprised if her father agreed with her. David__77 Dec 2023 #2
Similar thoughts. I think a lot of republicans would rather than the orange man monster (mobster). n/t RKP5637 Dec 2023 #4
"Your daddy can't be too happy with you right now." TwilightZone Dec 2023 #3
Dick Cheney is just pissed because Trump was better at abusing his power. Aristus Dec 2023 #10
ALL OF THIS... because Liz and her Daddy's NEOCON movement was destroyed. WarGamer Dec 2023 #5
I doubt Jeb would have incited an insurrection and Liz Cheney stood against J6. Hermit-The-Prog Dec 2023 #7
I disagree. WarGamer Dec 2023 #19
It took tremendous courage to do what Liz Cheney did, gab13by13 Dec 2023 #26
Just to remind you... WarGamer Dec 2023 #29
Rachel Maddow will be interviewing Liz Cheney tomorrow. IcyPeas Dec 2023 #6
Thanks for the heads-up. That should be a good one. EarnestPutz Dec 2023 #14
Hope Rachel might talk Liz into making some anti-R TV ads. KS Toronado Dec 2023 #16
And... 2naSalit Dec 2023 #18
Her father went with her the last time she stood up to Congress. I think he's on Team Liz. nt pnwmom Dec 2023 #8
Dick Cheney involved in Bush 2000 election theft GoreWon2000 Dec 2023 #24
I think 20 years is long enough for him to have changed his mind, pnwmom Dec 2023 #28
As would any sentient being senseandsensibility Dec 2023 #9
Fine, but the she is firmly ANTI-CHOICE! I have little further use for her if she gets back in Congress. Sorry, Liz... CTyankee Dec 2023 #11
Then she should be a true patriot and drop herself on the grenade that is RICO Cheezoholic Dec 2023 #12
Not surprising bucolic_frolic Dec 2023 #13
Old school Republicans need a strong Democratic economy to take advantage of. haele Dec 2023 #15
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin ......... Upthevibe Dec 2023 #17
Kick dalton99a Dec 2023 #20
Cheney "alienated" republicans? robbob Dec 2023 #21
Well Romney said he would rather see a Democrat rather than Trump airplaneman Dec 2023 #22
Maybe she got her mind right NT Patton French Dec 2023 #23
But she wont say she'll vote for them jcgoldie Dec 2023 #25
Look Jilly_in_VA Dec 2023 #27
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