A controversial Republican from Wyoming will stand for reelection and spend her time justifying why she voted to remove her party president from office.
Rep. Liz Cheney is reviving her anti-Donald Trump rhetoric ahead of the 2022 U.S. House election in the Cowboy State. She promises to stand by her decision to impeach former President Trump every day on the campaign trail.
“Anybody who wants to get in that race, and who wants to do it on the basis of debating me about whether or not President Trump should have been impeached, I will have that debate every day of the week,” she said in a video shared on YouTube.
Cheney admitted she was not entirely sure if she would win another four years in U.S. Congress on Nov. 8, 2022, due to the growing number of GOP candidates who offer an alternative to her lack of loyalty to the previous Trump administration.
“I am [reasonably] confident I am going to win,” she said according to Fox News. “It is gonna be, certainly, a challenging primary, I am preparing for that right now—we have got multiple opponents.”
Republican state Sen. Anthony Bouchard and fellow state Rep. Chuck Gray have already announced their candidacy for the 2022 election. President Trump is expected to announce his favored candidate shortly.
However, the incumbent refuses to back down and insists she will do everything to stay in public office, even though she has all but lost President Trump’s endorsement.
“I am going to fight hard and I am not gonna take it for granted but I also think there are some pretty big constitutional issues at stake, and I think those are really important,” she said, according to the broadcaster.
As previously reported, Cheney’s insubordination damaged her political career. She lost support from more than half of all House Republican Conference members who disagreed with her decision to help House Democrats impeach President Trump twice and even wanted to remove her as party chair.
Her most controversial comments relate to the U.S. Capitol riots in Washington on Jan. 6. She accused President Trump of inciting violence and urged the GOP to forget about the then-party president. A subsequent Senate trial eventually acquitted President Trump of any wrongdoing.
“The former president uses the same language he knows provoked violence,” she said at the time. “As a party, we need to be focused on the future [and] we need to be focused on embracing the Constitution, not embracing insurrection.”
Cheney also suggested Trump supporters have somehow violated the nation’s supreme law because they continue to be loyal to the former president.
“I think it is very important for people to realize that a fundamental part of the Constitution, and of who we are as Americans, is the rule of law, the judicial process,” she said. “The election was not stolen, there was a judicial process in place [and] if you attack the judicial process and you attack the rule of law, you are not defending the Constitution—you are at war with the Constitution.”
“We have to be the party of hope, of aspiration, of inspiration, the party that recognizes and understands that the taxes need to be low, the government needs to be limited in size, a strong national defense, though substantive things, not the party of insurrection,” she added.