WASHINGTON, D.C. – SEPTEMBER 30: U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) questions former FBI Director James Comey, who was appearing remotely, at a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee on September 30, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Ken Cedeno-Pool/Getty Images)
UPDATED 8:53 AM PT – Sunday, November 14, 2021
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) put the kibosh on the possibility of Rep. Liz Cheney’s (R-Wyo.) run for president.
On Twitter Saturday, Cruz responded to a CNN post that asked if there was a lane for Cheney in New Hampshire come 2024. Cruz replied that yes, there is a lane for Cheney, and it’s called the Democratic primary.
Cheney then accused Cruz of posturing for the “secessionist vote.” “I know you’re posturing for the secessionist vote, Ted. But my party, the Republican party, saved the Union,” responded Cheney. “You swore an oath to the Constitution. Act like it.”
This comes as Cheney spoke at an event in New Hampshire last week, continuing her criticism of President Trump, which some suggested might be the congresswoman testing the waters for a 2024 run. Cheney was one of 10 Republicans who voted to impeach Trump after Jan. 6 and has faced criticism from her Republican colleagues over it.