Liz Cheney Urges New Hampshire Primary Voters to Take a Stand Against GOP ‘Cowardice’

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HANOVER, NH (AP) — On a mission to keep ex President Donald Trump returning to the White House, former U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney on Friday implored New Hampshire voters to use their upcoming presidential primaries to send a message to the world.

“It speaks for all of us. Tell the world who we are with your vote. Tell them we are a good and great nation,” she said at Dartmouth College just over two weeks before the Jan. 23 primary. “But make sure they know that we do not bend, we do not break, and we do not relent in the defense of our freedom. Show the world that we will defeat the plague of cowardice plaguing the Republican Party.”

Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, had been a leading Republican voice for years. But she parted ways with many of her colleagues over Trump’s false claims about voter fraud and her position as vice chairwoman of the congressional committee she investigated. the attack of January 6, 2021 at the United States Capitol.

On Friday, The Supreme Court said it will decide whether Trump can be kept out of the polls because of his role in the attack. Cheney said he agrees with those who believe he should be disqualified under a provision of the 14th Amendment that bars some people who “participated in the insurrection” from holding public office.

“This is a process that will go through the courts and we will see how it develops. But I have no doubt that his actions clearly constituted a crime that falls within the language of the 14th Amendment,” he said. “There is no requirement that one be convicted in the Senate or in a court of law, so I believe in the plain language of the Constitution.”

Cheney, who was soundly defeated in her 2022 primary, said she disagrees with many of President Joe Biden’s policies, but said conservative Republicans should recognize that “the threat posed by Donald Trump and the threat posed by Joe Biden are not even remotely similar.”

“Our nation can survive and recover from political mistakes. “We cannot recover from a president willing to burn the Constitution,” he stated.

As for her political future, Cheney demurred when asked if she was planning a third-party presidential bid.

“I’m going to do whatever is most effective to ensure that Donald Trump is not elected,” he said. “I’ll make a decision on what that is in the coming months as we see what happens in the Republican primaries.”

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