Liz Cheney Considering Third-Party Presidential Bid

Former Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), who lost her primary to an America First candidate in a landslide, is reportedly considering running for president in 2024 as a third-party candidate.

Cheney lost her re-election bid by more than 37 points to Rep. Harriet Hageman (R-WY), an America First candidate who had the support of former President Donald Trump. Since Trump entered the political arena, Cheney has appeared to have a personal vendetta against him — which likely led to her ouster from office, as the conservative base grew angry with her repeatedly siding with the Democrats and voting to impeach Trump twice.

In an interview with the far-left Washington Post, Cheney discussed a third-party run for the president, and like nearly every other decision she has made in the last few years of her political career, it was all about Trump. Speaking with the outlet, she cited her commitment to do “whatever it takes” to prevent Trump from returning to the White House.

“Several years ago, I would not have contemplated a third-party run,” Cheney told the Post. “I happen to think democracy is at risk at home, obviously, as a result of Donald Trump’s continued grip on the Republican Party, and I think democracy is at risk internationally as well.”

Potentially joining a crowded field of third-party candidates — which includes independents Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Cornel West, Green Party candidate Jill Stein and potential No Labels candidate, outgoing Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) — Cheney noted that her decision to run would come early next year.

“We face threats that could be existential to the United States and we need a candidate who is going to be able to deal with and address and confront all of those challenges,” she told the outlet. “That will all be part of my calculation as we go into the early months of 2024.”

Since losing her position in Congress, Cheney has founded a political action committee (PAC) called “The Great Task” that is reportedly entirely focused on preventing Trump from being reelected. She has also published a book titled “Oath and Honor,” which is also heavily focused on Trump.

Cheney’s current job is at the University of Virginia’s Center For Politics, where she serves as professor of practice — giving guest lectures in classes, speaking at events, and participating in research.

Trump campaign spokesman Steven Cheung responded to Cheney’s potential presidential bid in a statement to the Daily Caller.

“Liz Cheney is a loser who is trying to sell a book that either belongs in the discount bargain bin in the fiction section of the bookstore or should be repurposed as toilet paper,” the statement read. “This is nothing more than a loser trying to stay relevant as the Republican Party has passed her by. Liz clearly suffers from Trump Derangement Syndrome and needs to address the underlying issues in her own personal life.”