Liz Cheney is considering many different political roles over the next several years. But there’s one certainty she’s trying for in the next 11 months: Defeating her former House GOP colleagues and electing a new Democratic majority.
Cheney believes that the 2024 presidential contest could end without any candidate securing a majority of the electoral votes — an outcome that would toss the decision into the House. Or, ex-president Donald Trump could again contest the outcome if he loses the electoral college. That’s why she believes a Democratic majority is the only safeguard for democracy.
“I think that’s why it’s so important that the Republicans not be in the majority in 2025. And that’s, again, for me to be sitting here saying that, is a pretty stunning thing,” said the former three-term lawmaker, who served in House GOP leadership, whose father served 12 years as a House Republican and eight years as a GOP vice president and whose mother served two Republican presidents.
Cheney, 57, has grown so disillusioned with her former caucus that she plans to build on a model she tested out last fall after she lost her August 2022 primary for the sin of challenging Trump politically. Then, she stumped for Democrats in key races at both the state and federal levels that could play a role in future presidential elections. [Continue reading…]