Last week a poll by the right-leaning Club for Growth showed that the Trump-endorsed Republican challenger for Wyoming’s lone congressional seat had opened a massive lead over incumbent Rep. Liz Cheney.

Liz Cheney Says It’s Either Her Or Trump

You may be surprised to learn this, but U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney is still a Republican. She may not be one for long, though.

You may be surprised to learn this, but U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney is still a Republican. She may not be one for long, though.

The most vocal anti-Trump GOP lawmaker in Congress left the Republican Party in spirit a long time, the best evidence of which is that she accepted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s appointment to the special committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol.

But over the weekend, Cheney said during an interview with the left-wing Texas Tribune magazine that she would finally and formally abandon the Republican Party if former President Donald Trump is its presidential nominee in 2024.

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“I think that Donald Trump is the only president in American history who refused to guarantee a peaceful transition of power. And so the fact that my party in the months since then has refused to stand up to him I think, does tell you how sick the party is,” Cheney said .

“I’m going to make sure Donald Trump is not the nominee, and if he is the nominee, I won’t be a Republican.” 

Yet Cheney is already behaving like a Democrat – even if she is not officially one yet.

In that same interview she vowed to help defeat Republican gubernatorial nominee Kari Lake in Arizona.

“I’m going to do everything I can to make sure Kari Lake is not elected,” said Cheney.

“Does that include campaigning for Democrats?” the moderator asked. Cheney replied: “Yes.”

Cheney even took a shot at GOP Gov. Glenn Youngkin in Virginia. Of him, she noted, He’s demonstrated that he’s somebody who has not bought into the toxin of Donald Trump — but he campaigned recently for Kari Lake, who’s an election denier, who is dangerous. That’s the kind of thing we cannot see in our party. We cannot see an accommodation like that, and I think it’s very important that we be clear about that.”

Lake, who has been endorsed by Trump, fired back in an interview with Maria Bartiromo of Fox Business on Sunday.

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“That may be the biggest, best gift I’ve ever received. The people of Wyoming can’t stand her. I’m pretty sure the people of Arizona don’t like her,” Lake said.

“Here’s the deal, Maria. The new Republican Party is the party of ‘We the People.’ It is no longer the party of warmongers. And so Liz Cheney should probably change her voter registration. It turns out she really is a Democrat after all.”

Cheney will be unemployed in January because she got thumped by a 2-1 margin by Trump-endorsed lawyer Harriet Hageman in Wyoming’s GOP primary last month.

Cheney was one of 10 Republicans who voted to impeach Trump over the Jan. 6 riot. Of them, four have opted to retire, four have lost in primaries and two are still running in November, but could be beaten by Democrats.

So the natural question a reporter might ask of Cheney is: Does she find living in Joe Biden’s inflation-riddled, crime-ridden, immigrant-overrun, ultra-woke America preferable to the peace and prosperity the nation enjoyed under Trump?

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