If Liz Cheney seeks the GOPs presidential nomination in 2024, the outgoing congresswoman’s bid will result in another defeat, Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) predicts.
Driving the news headlines: After losing her primary this month to a Trump-backed challenger, Cheney has indicated she’ll begin laying the groundwork for a potential run for the White House alternatively for anti-Trump Republicans.
What hes saying: “I dont know if she would like to do that. She’d not end up being the nominee if she were to perform. I cant suppose would occur,” Romney told attendees at a Chamber of Commerce event in Utah on Thursday, per Deseret News.
- Romney backed Cheney in her primary, but acknowledged her chances were slim in enough time of Trump, in accordance with Business Insider.
State of play: Cheney is a vehement critic of Trump, and that is already cost her another term in Congress.
- Along with supporting his impeachment, she’s worked closely with Democrats on the investigation into his role in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot and efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election.
- “I really believe that Donald Trump continues to pose an extremely grave threat and risk to your republic,” Cheney said on the “Today” show. “And I believe that defeating him will probably need a broad and united front of Republicans, Democrats and Independents, and thats what I plan to become a part of.”
Yes, but: Keeping Trump from winning the nomination if he ultimately runs again may be impossible, Romney said.
- “My party has changed a good deal during the last decade. It’ll change again on the next 10 years. I cant let you know how, but I believe well have significantly more voices than one at some time,” Romney said, Deseret News reports.
- “But at this time one voice, and thats President Trumps voice, may be the loudest and the strongest and bucking him is something people can do at their peril.”