Former Vice President Dick Cheney spoke out against Donald Trump and the “MAGA” faction of the Republican Party in an ad released as his daughter, Congresswoman Liz Cheney faced the toughest election of her political career.
Mr. Cheney was relentless in his criticism of the former president, who he accused of leading a violent attempt to overthrow the legitimate U.S. government, calling it the greatest threat to the United States in the republic in more than two centuries.
“Never in our nation’s 246-year history has anyone posed a greater threat to our republic than Donald Trump,” the former vice president and former Republican leader said in an ad released this week as he confronted American camera.
“After voters rejected him, he tried to use lies and violence to steal the last election to keep himself in power,” Mr. Cheney said, adding that he believed most Republicans knew deep down that Mr. Trump had The 2020 election conspiracy is baseless.
Those warnings are likely to fall on deaf ears in Ms. Cheney’s district, where former staffer Harriet Hageman is challenging the congresswoman for a seat that could defeat the incumbent within two weeks, according to all polls. A survey released last month showed Ms Hagman could win up to 20 points.
But far-right GOP primary voters aside, this video shows how tough the GOP’s old guard has become on Donald Trump and his efforts to maintain control of the party in 2024, especially after Jan. 6 .
Many prominent Republican figures who have left politics in the past decade, such as former House Speaker Paul Ryan, have backed a handful of Republicans in the House and Senate who support Trump’s second impeachment, while the party’s leading candidate across the country remains Continue to turn in the opposite direction.
Her only fellow Republican on the Jan. 6 committee, Rep. Adam Kinzinger, even refused to run for re-election this year as he faces a battle with Donald Trump in his primary The same political reality of the campaign under the support.
Fighting the former president’s lies about the 2020 election and trying to prevent his administration from transferring power peacefully to Joe Biden remains a risky prospect for Republicans; in June, South Carolina Congressman Tom Lai Tom Rice lost the Republican seat nomination to a Trump-backed challenger for supporting a second impeachment effort.