Liz Cheney 'Not Ruling Anything In or Out,' Including White House Bid Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., speaks during a news conference with fellow House Republicans outside the U.S. Capitol Dec. 10, 2020 in Washington, DC. ( Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
By Theodore Bunker | Monday, 26 April 2021 06:14 PM
House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., told the New York Post on Monday that she hasn’t ruled out running for president in the future, saying “ever is a long time” in an interview.
“I’m not ruling anything in or out — ever is a long time,” Cheney said after the newspaper asked if she would be interested in running for the White House.
“I think we have a huge number of interesting candidates,” for the 2024 presidential election, “but I think that we’re going to be in a good position to be able to take the White House,” she added. “I do think that some of our candidates who led the charge, particularly the senators who led the unconstitutional charge, not to certify the election, you know, in my view that’s disqualifying,” she said.
“I think that adherence to the Constitution, adherence to your oath has got to be at the top of the list. So, I think, you know that certainly will be a factor that I’m looking at and I think a number of voters will be looking at as they decide about ’24.”
Cheney, who faces several GOP challengers to her seat, dismissed worries that she could lose as some of former President Donald Trump’s close allies, including his son, Donald Trump Jr., and Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz, campaign against her.
“My primary is clearly going to be an important one — I am more than happy anytime and any place to debate anybody who wants to about what happened on Jan. 6 and why our oath of office requires that we make sure that that never happens again,” she said. “And I feel confident about prevailing in my primary.”
The congresswoman also expressed confidence in the GOP’s ability to retake the House, Senate and White House in upcoming elections.
“I do and I think [former President Ronald] Reagan for example showed the way – you look at Reagan, he won 49 states and his reelection people forget that, but that coalition that he built because he was able to convey what the party stands for, being able to convey our belief in substance and policy and optimism,” she said. “I think that the policies of deregulation, tax cuts, of defending the United States, those are policies that are really important. And, and I think you know, I’m confident that we can build a coalition that’s a winning coalition,” she said.