(USA Features) Rep. Liz Cheney, the Wyoming Republican who was removed from her post as House GOP conference leader last week, said Sunday she is being urged to seek the presidency in 2024 by her former vice president father, Dick Cheney.
During an interview on ABC News’ “This Week,” Cheney would not directly answer a question about whether she will seek the White House, saying instead she’s focused on getting reelected in 2022 though she’s facing primary challengers and fierce opposition from former President Donald Trump.
But she said that her father is pressing for her to run.
“He’s my dad, so he’s not objective,” she said, laughing off his encouragement.
“I think it’s really important that we as Republicans be in a position where we can present to our voters, to my voters in Wyoming and to our voters across the country, a set of issues and policies that reflect conservative principles, but also hope and opportunity and inspiration,” she added.
Cheney went on to say that a “handful” of lawmakers think the presidential election was stolen, which she says puts her party in a “really dangerous” position. She went on to say, too, that she regretted voting for Trump in 2020.
“I was never going to support Joe Biden, and I do regret the vote,” she said. “It was a vote based on policy, based on, sort of, substance and what I know in terms of the kinds of policies he put forward that were good for the country.”
“As a party, we really do have to say, ‘What do we stand for? What do we believe in’ And we also have to stop — I think the Democrats need to stop doing this, too — we have to stop incentivizing unserious behavior among our elected officials.. incentivizing vitriol…incentivizing people to show up here and think the goal is to be a social media star.”