Republican Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney would not rule out a possible 2024 presidential run Monday at the GOP retreat in Orlando, Florida.
Cheney, the House Republican Conference Chair, was asked by the New York Post if she was considering a run for president in 2024, to which she said it was not out of the question. Cheney has faced criticism from many on the right for voting to impeach former President Donald Trump. She has also called out Republican Members of Congress who objected on Jan. 6 to the election.
“I’m not ruling anything in or out — “Ever is a long time,” Cheney said.
“I think we have a huge number of interesting candidates, but I think that we’re going to be in a good position to be able to take the White House. 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,” Cheney 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 added. (RELATED: Liz Cheney Censured By Wyoming GOP For Trump Impeachment Vote)
The House Freedom Caucus chief, Arizona Rep. Andy Biggs, called for Cheney to resign from GOP leadership in January after Cheney announced her support for Trump’s impeachment. The House vote on Jan. 13 was 232-197 with 10 Republicans, including Cheney, voting to impeach Trump.
Other Republicans, such as Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz have been vocal opponents of Cheney.
Gaetz flew to Wyoming to campaign against Cheney on Thursday and spoke at Wyoming’s Capitol building in Cheyenne. Gaetz accused her of profiting off war in the Middle East and called her a “fake cowgirl.” (RELATED: House Freedom Caucus Head Calls For Cheney’s Resignation After She Backed Impeachment)
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has defended Cheney, but did say he has “concerns” in an interview on Gray TV’s “Full Court Press with Greta Van Susteren.” (RELATED: McConnell Defends Liz Cheney As Others In GOP Want Her Out Of Leadership)
“Look, I support her, but I also have concerns,” McCarthy said.
House Republicans voted to keep Cheney in her leadership position in February by secret ballot.