Liz Cheney Calls GOP Win In 2024 ‘Existential Crisis’

Former Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) said GOP control of Congress after the 2024 elections would be an “existential crisis” for the U.S. in a recent interview on “CBS Sunday Morning.”

When asked by anchor John Dickerson what she thinks of Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA) becoming House Speaker after the elections, Cheney said, “He can’t be. We are facing a situation with respect to the 2024 election where it’s an existential crisis.”

“We have to ensure that we don’t have a situation where an election that might be thrown into the House of Representatives is overseen by a Republican majority,” Cheney added. “The Republican Party of today has made a choice, and they haven’t chosen the Constitution. And so I do think it presents a threat if the Republicans are in the majority in January 2025.”

The former Wyoming delegate to Congress was once the third highest ranking member of the House Republican Conference. Her caucus voted to remove her from her position after she continued to criticize conservative policies and former President Donald Trump following the Jan. 6 Capitol protests.

Earlier in the interview, Cheney said she did not think support for Donald Trump is consistent with conservative values, I think that the most conservative of all conservative values is fidelity to the Constitution. So there certainly are people today who are caught in this cult of personality, but that’s the opposite of conservative.”

Cheney is not the only Republican who has expressed a preference for Democrats over members of her own party this cycle. The increasingly unpopular Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) told Norah O’Donnell in a recent interview that “a number of the Democrats” would be an upgrade to Donald Trump. Romney also expressed doubts over businessman Vivek Ramaswamy.