Just days after her primary loss in Wyoming, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) announced the creation of a fundraising group focused solely on defeating Trump-backed candidates in the midterm elections.
Through the new political action committee, called “The Great Task,” she will focus on ensuring candidates who have promoted claims the 2020 election was stolen are not elected to Congress in November.
She said that House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy “completely unfaithful to the Constitution” and senators Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley are “unfit for future office,” during an interview that aired on Sunday.
Cheney unveiled the PAC on Wednesday, just one day after the Wyoming Republican lost to Trump-backed Harriet Hageman — offering the former president his most high-profile primary win yet against House Republicans who voted to impeach him in 2021.
“We really have got to decide whether or not we’re going to be a party based on substance and policy or whether we’re going to remain, as so many of our party are today, in the grips of a dangerous former president,” Cheney told ABC’s This Week.
“Donald Trump is certainly the center of the threat, but election denial, denying the fundamental function and principle at the center of our constitutional republic, is dangerous broadly speaking. And he is certainly leading that effort and leading that movement.”
Despite her loss, Cheney maintained that she did not regret her decision to impeach Trump, emphasizing that her defeat reflects the “very dangerous” reality that several voters believe the 2020 election was riddled with fraud.
“I think it also tells you that large portions of our party, including the leadership of our party, both at a state level in Wyoming as well as on a national level with the RNC, is very sick,” Cheney said.
Cheney, one of two Republicans on the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot and one of 10 who voted to impeach Trump, was one of the former president’s most high-profile targets in the 2022 midterm election cycle.
She focused much of her campaign on denouncing Trump’s efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election, urging Democrats and independents in the state to re-register to vote for her in the GOP primary.
However, she finished far behind Hageman, a onetime ally and informal adviser to Cheney. Cheney is the fourth House Republican to lose her reelection bid after voting to impeach Trump, with only Reps. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) and David Valadao (R-CA) surviving their primary challenges. The other four chose not to seek reelection.
Cheney, is Deep State.. Recent Trump Raid.. Deep State.. Russian Collusion Hoax..Spying on Trump, Was Only the Tip of the Iceberg.. This has been going on for YEARS.. They DID Fix the Election.. We Know.. All the Evidence the media is hiding is out.. Millions more Votes than Voters.. Obama, Clinton, Biden, Soro’s, Zukerberg, were all involved plus Hundreds More. 52 intelligence agents ect ect. They are all scared SHITLESS
She’s done. Who cares what she thinks or does? My guess is that she will probably be in for some upcoming legal issues with what she’s done since her tenure.
How can someone be so totally blinded by hatred. So she is just like hitlary…calling me sick and dangerous????
Poor lady !
Burn in Hell Cheney – right along with your worthless daddy and the pathetic Bush family. Good riddance to this loser RINO. Sour grapes Lizzie.