Long gone are the days when U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) boasted her conservative bonafides and held a leadership position within the GOP on Capitol Hill.
Her animosity toward former President Donald Trump has morphed into a grudge against her own party, resulting in a tentative embrace by the mainstream media and even the Democratic Party of a woman both institutions demonized for years.
This week, fresh off the release of her tell-all anti-Trump book, Cheney openly rooted for Democrats to regain control of the legislative chamber in which she served until a Trump-endorsed primary challenger defeated her in 2022 by a staggering margin of more than 30 percentage points.
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In remarks to the Washington Post, Cheney bemoaned the supposed “plague of cowardice” she claimed has impacted the Republican Party in connection with all things Trump.
She insisted that members of her party “knew about what Trump had done” but did not attempt to stop him, echoing the allegations of leftist politicians and pundits who endorse the former president’s criminal prosecution.
As a result of her analysis, she said there is only one remedy: purging the Republican majority in the House of Representatives and sacrificing Congress to the Democratic Party.
Of course, this was not the first time Cheney had endorsed such a concept. About a month ago, she offered a similar assessment during a CBS News interview.
“I believe very strongly in those principles and ideals that have defined the Republican Party,” she claimed. “But the Republican Party of today has made a choice, and they haven’t chosen the Constitution. And so I think it presents a threat if the Republicans are in the majority in January 2025.”
Cheney has expressed a willingness to campaign on behalf of Democrats in order to expel Republican candidates who did not pass her anti-Trump litmus test and vowed to leave the GOP altogether if Trump secures a third presidential primary nomination.
“I’m going to make sure Donald Trump, I’m going to do everything I can to make sure he is not the nominee,” she said in September 2022. “And if he is the nominee, I won’t be a Republican.”