Cheney’s Claims Clash With GOP’s Trump Support
Former Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) has been trumpeted by the corporate media and anti-Trump politicians in recent days as she has expressed some inflammatory rhetoric while hawking her new book. The media and political establishment have been especially enamored with Cheney’s claims that she is concerned about the Republican Party being aligned with President Donald Trump in any respect, notwithstanding his overwhelming support among Republican primary election voters.
As if to make her argument as incendiary as possible, Cheney is blatantly claiming that President Trump presents a direct threat to the U.S. Constitution. Going further, she claims that even a Republican majority in the House or Senate after next year’s elections would “pose a significant threat” to the American form of government.
Liz Cheney lost her seat by 36 points. She was only elected in the first place because of her dad.
Yet corporate media can't get enough. They treat like a wise, vital statesman for one reason: she hates Trump. That's all it takes.
She'll get rich from liberals buying her book: https://t.co/LBH1DWop0L
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) December 3, 2023
She said during a weekend interview aired on “CBS Sunday Morning,” “We are facing a situation with respect to the 2024 election where it’s an existential crisis, and we have to ensure that we don’t have a situation where an election that might be thrown into the House of Representatives is overseen by a Republican majority.”
Continuing in her line of attack against fellow Republicans, she said that newly elected Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) is a “collaborator” in some scheme by President Trump to remain in power after the last election. She said, “The Speaker of the House is a collaborator to overthrow the last election? Absolutely.”
Adding to the hyperbole, she warned that if President Trump is reelected to another term in the White House, the entire fabric of the American government would be dissolved. “One of the things we see today is sort of a sleepwalking into dictatorship in the United States,” she claimed, thrilling the media establishment and establishment politicians.
Many GOP leaders are viewing Cheney’s wild claims with skepticism. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) rejected the former lawmaker’s argument by pointing out her implicit support for Joe Biden and other leftist politicians, saying, “I think a continuation of the Biden presidency would be a disaster for peace and prosperity at home and abroad.”
As things stand in the real world, Cheney’s warnings fall flat against President Trump’s overwhelming support from Republican primary voters in the runup to the 2024 election season.
Cheney has been making the rounds on corporate media outlets to promote her new book, “Oath and Honor.” She was the sole representative for Wyoming in the House until the state’s Republican voters dumped her in last year’s congressional primary election.
Cheney’s political demise in Wyoming coincided with her obsession with President Trump and her desire to destroy his political career.