Opinion: Trump may have won in the short term by ousting Republican Rep. Liz Cheney. But now she’s powerful enough to compete against him in 2024.
By Elvia Díaz | The Arizona Republic
America hasn’t heard the last from Liz Cheney – and that can only be good for the country in ways that truly matter.
Immediately after her resounding defeat, the Wyoming Republican followed tradition: She called her opponent to concede.
That may seem like a small gesture.
But symbolically – and practically – that phone call speaks volumes about the kind of person Liz Cheney is and the kind of country she wants to save from her fellow Republicans who pledged loyalty to Trump and who only accept election results if they win.
“A few years ago, I won this primary with 73 percent of the vote. I could easily have done the same again. The path was clear, but it would have required that I go along with President Trump’s lie about the 2020 election,” she said.
“It would have required that I enable his ongoing efforts to unravel our democratic system and attack the foundations of our republic. That was a path I could not and would not take.”
Liz Cheney refused to peddle Trump’s lies
Cheney lost to Republican opponent Harriet Hageman in the primary.
And with that, Cheney – the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney and once a high-ranking House Republican – set yet another example of resolve to do what’s right for the country, not merely falling to the whims of one man.
Cheney fell from Trump’s good graces because she wouldn’t peddle his lies that the 2020 election was stolen from him, and she wouldn’t go along with efforts to overturn the results to keep him in the White House.