Following the 2020 election, Republican Representative for Wyoming Liz Cheney stated on Sunday that Republican Senators Ted Cruz of Texas and Josh Hawley of Missouri have “fundamentally” threatened the Constitution.
ABC’s This Week host Jonathan Karl asked the congresswoman if she would ever vote for Hawley, Cruz, or Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, all of whom have close ties to former President Donald Trump.
“It would be very difficult,” she said in response. To me, one of the most important factors in determining whether or not someone is qualified to be president is whether or not they have previously fulfilled their constitutional duties.
After that, Cheney said “Certainly when you look at people like Josh Hawley or Ted Cruz, who should have known better, who know exactly what the role of Congress is in terms of our constitutional obligations with respect to presidential elections, and who nevertheless took actions that fundamentally threatened the constitutional order and structure in the wake of the last election, you can see what I mean. Both of them have permanently disqualified themselves from holding public office in my book.”
Republican senators Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz have “made themselves unfit for future office,” according to Representative Liz Cheney, who spoke to Twitter user @jonkarl. Both “took actions that fundamentally threatened the constitutional order and structure in the wake of the last election.” (https://t.co/WlcxJ7QWDh) (https://t.co/jhb113MNpg) According to This Week (@ThisWeekABC) from August 21, 2022
It’s worth noting that she made these comments after suffering a 37-point defeat in Tuesday’s Republican primary to Harriet Hageman, a candidate backed by Trump.
The Republican lawmaker said in her concession speech, “This primary election is over, but now the real work begins.”
The congresswoman has also stated that she will fight against election-denying groups and do whatever it takes to prevent Trump from returning to the White House.
“It seems to me that all over the country, people who refuse to accept the results of an election have been nominated for high office. And I intend to actively oppose them. I intend to help those who are fighting them. Personally, I believe it is of paramount importance, “On Sunday, Cheney said, “DeSantis is out there stumping for them.”
“DeSantis is currently advocating for election-suppressors in his campaign. And that, in my opinion, is a matter for serious reflection on our part. Either you fundamentally believe in and will support our constitutional structure, or you don’t,” she said.
Vice Chair of the House Select Committee investigating the January 6 Capitol Riot, Cheney cautioned fellow Republicans in June against maintaining their alignment with Trump.
During a committee hearing, she warned her Republican colleagues, “Tonight, I say this to my Republican colleagues who are defending the indefensible: There will come a day when Donald Trump is gone, but your dishonor will remain.”
The media departments of Senators Cruz and Hawley were contacted by Newsweek for comment.
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