While being interviewed on “This Week” on Sunday, Representative Liz Cheney (R-WY) revealed that her father, former Vice President Dick Cheney, was advising her to run for president in 2024.
“Jim Jordan talking about a possible Trump 2024 run said, ‘There’s no way he is losing. He’s going to win the Republican primary, and he’s going to be president if he decides to run,'” host Jon Karl said. “Now, based on today’s facts, he’s right, isn’t he, about the primary part, at least? I mean, there’s nobody, there’s not even a close second out there, is there?”
“I think Jim’s wrong. It’s not the first time Jim has been wrong, and I’m sure it won’t be the last time, but he is wrong,” Cheney replied. “I think there are millions and millions of Republicans who won’t let that happen again.”
“What will it take for you to run for president?” Karl asked, to which Cheney responded, “I am right now focused on my re-election in Wyoming.”
“I understand, of course, you are, and you very much need to be, but what would it take for you to run for president?” Karl asked. “I heard you on the radio in New Hampshire, so it’s not too far out of your mind.”
“I think it’s really important that we as Republicans be in a position where we can present to our voters, to my voters in Wyoming and to our voters across the country, a set of issues and policies that reflect conservative principles, but also hope and opportunity, and inspiration,” Cheney responded.
“Would your father like to see you run?” Karl asked, at which time Cheney said, “Well, yeah, but he’s my dad, so he’s not objective.”
After the interview was over, anchor Martha Raddatz asked Karl, “Jon, is Liz Cheney really considering a run for president in 2024? ”
“It sure sounds that way to me, Martha. I mean, first of all, she was joking a bit about her father, but her father is her most important political adviser, and she told me that he does want her to run,” Karl replied.
“Look, she believes that Donald Trump poses a threat not just to the Republican Party but to the country,” he added. “She needs a platform to be able to make that case. A run for president is such a platform.”
This piece was written by James Samson on May 17, 2021. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.
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