BREAKING: Liz Cheney Would Run Against Trump

Donald Trump and Liz Cheney

( – HAPPENING NOW: In an interview today, United States Representative Liz Cheney, a Wyoming Republican who lost her primary race and will be out of Congress come January, indicated she is willing to challenge former President Donald Trump if Trump runs for the presidency in 2024.

Yesterday, at a rally in Texas, Trump indicated he is all but certain to run.

Cheney appeared on NBC’s “Meet the Press” this morning and was interviewed by show host Chuck Todd.

Todd: “Donald Trump ends up the nominee in 2024. You’ve said you won’t be a Republican anymore, so it implies you think the party can be saved.”

Cheney: “I think the party has to come back from where we are right now, which is a dangerous and toxic place, or the party will splinter, and there will be a new conservative party that rises if Donald Trump is the nominee of the Republican Party, the party will shatter, and there will be a conservative party that rises in its place.”

Todd: “What would it take for you to run for president?

Cheney: “I’m going to be focused on all the things we’ve been talking about. I care deeply, as I know you do, as millions of people do, about this nation and about the blessing we have as a constitutional republic. So whether that means helping other candidates, helping to educate people around the country, I have been on a number of college campuses, very inspired by the young people, but I’m focused on what we have to do to save the country from this very dangerous moment we’re in, not right now on whether I’m going to be a candidate or not.”

Todd: “Some people suggest if you would be a third-party candidate, it will be enough to stop Trump.”

Cheney: “Well, we’ll do whatever it takes, as I said. He will not be president again.”