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Liz Cheney: If GOP Picks Trump, I'll Leave Party

Republican says she'll campaign for some Democrats to defeat election deniers

(Newser) - She plans to campaign for some Democrats, but for now, Rep. Liz Cheney remains a Republican. That will change, CNN reports, if the party nominates former President Donald Trump to run for president in 2024. "I'm going to do everything I can to make sure he is not...

Liz Cheney Speaks On 2024 Buzz
Liz Cheney
Speaks on
2024 Buzz

Liz Cheney Speaks on 2024 Buzz

Wyoming Republican is 'thinking about' running for president following primary loss

(Newser) - In admitting defeat in her Wyoming primary on Tuesday night, Rep. Liz Cheney appeared to be setting her sights beyond. "The great and original champion of our party, Abraham Lincoln, was defeated in elections for the Senate and the House before he won the most important election of all,...

Tuesday's Primaries Cemented a New GOP
Tuesday's Primaries
Cemented a New GOP

Tuesday's Primaries Cemented a New GOP

Cheney vows to continue fighting 'against those who would destroy our republic'

(Newser) - Liz Cheney knew she was fighting a losing battle. Had she cozied up to Donald Trump, she might have easily won her Wyoming primary on Tuesday instead of losing handily (she had 29% support to Harriet Hageman's 66%, with 99% of expected votes counted, per the Washington Post )....

Liz Cheney Loses Her Primary
Liz Cheney
Loses Her

Liz Cheney Loses Her Primary

Trump-backed challenger Harriet Hageman wins

(Newser) - As expected , Liz Cheney lost her primary Tuesday in Wyoming. The congresswoman lost to Harriet Hageman, who was backed by former President Trump—who was, as NBC News puts it, seeking "revenge" on Cheney for voting to impeach him when he was president, as well as for sitting...

Primary Day: 3 Big Names on Ballot, Plus One That Isn't

Liz Cheney, Sarah Palin, and Lisa Murkowski fight to move on, all with fates tied to Donald Trump

(Newser) - Pretty much all the focus in Tuesday's primary schedule is on three high-profile names—Liz Cheney, Lisa Murkowski, and Sarah Palin—all of whom have a strong connection to former President Trump. Here's the latest on the contests out of Wyoming and Alaska:
  • Cheney: The sentiment about the

Democrats Are Liz Cheney's Only Hope in Wyoming Primary

It seems clear the Wyoming Republican is looking beyond Tuesday's election

(Newser) - What will become of Rep. Liz Cheney on Tuesday when Wyomingites vote in the primary for the state’s sole congressional seat? If polls are any indication, she will be trounced by Trump-backed Harriet Hageman. Then again, according to Washington Post’s Paul Kane, this Wyoming primary may prove to...

On Primary Eve, Different Outlooks for Cheney, Murkowski

Both GOPers have been strong Trump critics, but Murkowski's prospects look better than Cheney's

(Newser) - They hail from their states' most prominent Republican families. They've been among the GOP's sharpest critics of former President Trump. And after the Jan. 6 insurrection, they supported his impeachment. But for all their similarities, the political fortunes of US Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and US Rep....

Liz Cheney: My Party Is 'Very Sick'
Liz Cheney
Reveals Her
Thoughts on DeSantis

Liz Cheney Reveals Her Thoughts on DeSantis

She'd have a hard time supporting him for president

(Newser) - In an extensive New York Times interview, Liz Cheney reveals that despite the fact that she often butts heads with other members of the Republican Party, she has no plans to exit the GOP. "I'm a Republican," she says simply. But as for whether the party she...

Dick Cheney Has Some Fighting Words for Trump

Former VP calls former president a 'coward' in ad for his daughter Liz

(Newser) - Former President Trump is a "coward" who "tried to steal the last election using lies and violence to keep himself in power after the voters had rejected him," Dick Cheney says in a campaign ad for his daughter, Rep. Liz Cheney. "A real man wouldn't...

Cheney: Hearings May Be 'Most Important Thing I Ever Do'

Jan. 6 panel has a prime-time public hearing Thursday

(Newser) - The Jan. 6 panel will be back in session Thursday with a prime-time hearing focusing on what former President Trump did—and didn't—do on the day of the riot . As NBC News reports, Thursday's 8pm Eastern session will focus on 187 minutes in particular, a stretch lasting...

Poll Lends Weight to 'Foregone Conclusion' on Liz Cheney

Wyo. congresswoman trails Trump pick Harriet Hageman by 22 points in reelection bid

(Newser) - The first independent, public in-state poll has been released in Wyoming on Liz Cheney's reelection bid to the US House of Representatives, and it's not great news for Cheney. A survey of 1,100 registered Wyoming voters, conducted from July 7 to July 11 for the Casper Star-Tribune...

Cheney: Trump Tried to Contact Witness

She says Justice Department was informed

(Newser) - As Tuesday's Jan. 6 committee hearing drew to a close, vice chair Rep. Liz Cheney revealed that Donald Trump recently tried to contact one of the witnesses—and the Justice Department had been informed. "Let me say one more time: We will take any effort to influence witness...

Cheney Campaign Telling Democrats How to Vote for Her

It may not be enough in next month's GOP primary in Wyoming

(Newser) - Can Democrats save Liz Cheney's job? The New York Times reports that the Wyoming Republican is drawing donations from prominent Democratic donors ahead of next month's GOP primary against a tough challenger. Cheney, of course, is one of the highest-profile politicians in the US at the moment thanks...

Cheney: 'Trump Can Never Be Near the Oval Office Again'

Jan. 6 committee chair says that several criminal referrals may be coming

(Newser) - Various criminal referrals could be coming out of the House select committee investigating Jan. 6, chair Liz Cheney told ABC News, per CNN , and the scope of that does not exclude former President Trump. Cheney said that "the Justice Department doesn't have to wait for the committee to...

Cheney Calls Trump 'Domestic Threat' We've Never Dealt With

Former president's actions were 'more threatening than we could have imagined'

(Newser) - Donald Trump is "a domestic threat that we have never faced before," Rep. Liz Cheney, vice chair of the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, said Wednesday, following damning testimony against the former president, who's reportedly eying a return to power. He's "gone...

As Testimony Ends, Cheney's Closing Called 'Stunning'

She says some Jan. 6 witnesses may have been intimidated by Trump allies

(Newser) - After Cassidy Hutchinson's explosive testimony in Tuesday's Jan. 6 hearing, Rep. Liz Cheney praised the former White House aide's courage—and warned that other witnesses may have been intimidated by allies of former President Donald Trump. Cheney said that in a practice "that raises significant concern,...

Cheney: Trump Had 'Personal Role' in Election Pressure
Cheney Lays Blame
Directly on Trump

Cheney Lays Blame Directly on Trump

Vice chair of Jan. 6 panel says he had 'personal role' in exerting pressure on state election officials

(Newser) - The focus of Tuesday's Jan. 6 hearing is on the pressure applied by the White House on various state officials to reject the 2020 election results. But in her opening statements, vice chair Liz Cheney made clear the panel places much of the blame for that pressure on the...

Robert Reich Suggests a Republican for President

Staunch Democrat says Liz Cheney is exactly what the country needs right now

(Newser) - Robert Reich, who describes himself as both progressive and liberal, is floating the idea of a conservative for president. In a Substack post, the former Clinton labor secretary suggests GOP Rep. Liz Cheney might be precisely what the country needs. "I've been in and around American politics for...

Jan. 6 Panel Appears Divided Over Criminal Referrals

Members quickly push back on Chairman Bennie Thompson's statement

(Newser) - The leader of the House panel conducting the Jan. 6 hearings seemed to surprise members of his own committee with a statement about former President Trump's fate on Monday. Democrat Bennie Thompson told reporters that the panel won't make any criminal referrals to the Justice Department, reports NBC...

Fire Cheney, Trump Tells Wyoming Rally

'She has gone crazy,' former president tells crowd in Casper

(Newser) - Former President Donald Trump told thousands of Wyoming voters on Saturday that theirs is "the most important election that we have," and that they should use it to remove Rep. Liz Cheney from Congress because "she has gone crazy." Trump, who did not visit the state...

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