A congressional showdown in Wyoming has signaled once again that Donald Trump is the de facto leader of the Republican Party, but it may have also brought him a 2024 primary opponent.
Liz Cheney, the Wyoming Representative whose own state party disowned her due to her anti-Trump slant, lost her Tuesday primary in a landslide. Now, the J6 Committee member is suggesting that she may even run for President.
Speaking to NBC in the wake of her loss, the third-term congresswoman called Trump “a very grave threat and risk to our republic,” and said defeating him will require “a broad and united front of Republicans, Democrats and independents — and that’s what I intend to be part of.”Advertisement - story continues below
She declined to say if she would run for president but conceded it’s “something that I’m thinking about.”
The margin of defeat was rather telling.
The primary results — and the more than 35-point margin of her defeat — were a powerful reminder of the GOP’s rapid shift to the right. A party once dominated by national security-oriented, business-friendly conservatives like her father, former Vice President Dick Cheney, now belongs to Trump, animated by his populist appeal and, above all, his denial of defeat in the 2020 election.
Donald Trump has yet to announce his 2024 plans officially, but he has made several hints about a potential run, and those within his inner circle are expecting such.