(ReliableNews.org) – After the January 6 incident on Capitol Hill, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) became one of the most anti-Donald Trump Republicans in Congress. She was a vocal supporter of the second impeachment trial against the 45th president. She voted for the single article of impeachment and refused to walk back her remarks.
Two months after defeating a move by House Republicans to strip her of her power, Cheney has hinted that she might run for president in 2024. Recent statements by one of her colleagues in the Senate shows just how hard it’ll be to gain the support of her fellow Republicans if she does decide to run for higher office.
Hawley Speaks Out
On April 26, the New York Post published an interview with Cheney where she would not rule out a 2024 presidential run. One person who probably isn’t going to support her run is Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO).
Hawley spoke to CNN’s Manu Raju on April 27. He was asked how he felt about Cheney’s criticism of his objections to the 2020 election certification, and he did not hold back. The senator said that Cheney has “no support in her own caucus” because she hung them out to dry multiple times. He went on to say that he believes she is on her own island and “doesn’t speak for the vast majority of Republicans.”
Asked Josh Hawley about Cheney’s criticism of him, and he said she is "really out of step with GOP voters and members."
"This is somebody who has no support in her own caucus, who has hung her own members out to dry over and over…I think she’s on an island.”
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) April 27, 2021
Not Just Hawley
Senator Hawley isn’t the only Republican who doesn’t seem to like Cheney very much. Former President Trump has been highly critical of her. He is currently supporting an effort by others to primary her and eventually unseat her.
Recently, she has had a frosty relationship with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) as well. And on April 28, she likely didn’t make the situation better when she fist bumped President Joe Biden at his speech before a joint session of Congress. It’s hard to imagine she will ever garner enough support from her party to become the 2024 candidate for president.
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