Former Wyoming Republican Rep. Liz Cheney — one of the most vocal GOP critics of Donald Trump — is again teasing a possible 2024 presidential run.

“I’m not going to do anything that helps Donald Trump. I’ll make a decision about sort of what I do and what comes next later on this year,” Cheney told NBC News anchor Lester Holt, adding that she has no intention of doing anything that could help Trump return to the White House.

“The way that I’m thinking about where we are and what has to be done is much less about, you know, what should I do in terms of am I going to be a candidate or not … and much more about stopping Donald Trump, whatever that takes,” she said.

After she lost her primary in August, Cheney said she would decide on her 2024 plans “in the coming months.”

Cheney sidestepped a question about whether she would consider running for president as an Independent if she knew doing so would hurt rather than help Trump.

“What we’ve done in our politics is create a situation where we’re electing idiots. And so I don’t look at it through the lens of like, you know, is this what I should do or what I shouldn’t do. I look at it through the lens of how do we elect serious people, and I think electing serious people can’t be partisan,” she said.

Cheney went on to argue that she was committed to helping elect other “good” candidates down the ballot and not any that are “aligned” with Trump.

“We really we need to make sure that everybody is active and engaged and involved, and I’m certainly going to be doing everything I can to support serious candidates,” Cheney said.

Last month, Cheney drew the ire of conservatives when she claimed, again, that Trump is not qualified to become president again.


Cheney took to Twitter to complain after the former president said during a town hall he was “inclined” to “pardon” many of the Americans convicted of various criminal activities during the January 6 Capitol riot in 2021.

“Any candidate who says they will pardon Jan. 6 defendants is not qualified to be President,” Cheney, who took a sharp turn against Trump in the months leading up to his 2020 defeat, tweeted.

Civil Rights attorney Leo Terrell responded to Cheney: “You are not qualified to serve in Congress! That is why you lost by 60 percentage points!”

During the CNN-hosted town hall, after being asked about pardoning the Jan. 6 offenders, Trump noted:

I am inclined to pardon many of them. I can’t say for every single one because a couple of them probably got out of control. But you know when you look at it, when you look at Antifa what they’ve done to Portland.

When you look at Antifa and what they’ve done to Minneapolis and so man other places. Look what they did to Seattle and BLM, many people were killed. I’m not trying to justify anything. But you have two standards of justice in this country …

And then what they’ve done to these people, they’ve persecuted these people. And yeah, my answer is, if I get in … it will be a large portion of… And what they’ve done to so many people is nothing. Nothing! And then what they’ve done to these people is they’ve persecuted these people. And yeah, my answer is, I will most likely if I get in, I will say most likely it will be a large portion of them.

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