Liz Cheney weighs 2024 presidential run after Wyoming loss; Murkowski leads in Alaska: updates
Rep. Liz Cheney, former President Donald Trump’s most prominent Republican critic, said she’s considering a presidential run, hours after her stinging defeat in her GOP primary in Wyoming.
A 2024 campaign “is something I’m thinking about and I’ll make a decision in the coming months,” Cheney told NBC’s “Today” on Wednesday morning. She did not mention if she would run as a Republican. There has been speculation she could mount a campaign as an independent.
In the meantime, the three-term House lawmaker and vice chair of the Jan. 6 committee, said she is focused on “doing whatever it takes to keep Donald Trump out of the Oval Office,” she said.
Trump, who backed Cheney’s opponent Harriet Hageman, has teased a reelection campaign but has not officially announced he’s running in 2024. He faces legal inquiries on many fronts, including an investigation related to classified documents removed last week from his Florida estate.