On Monday, at a Republican retreat in Orlando, Florida, Cheney took that criticism a step further, as he discussed the Republican field of 2024.
“I think we have a significant number of interesting candidates, but I think we are in a good position to be able to take over the White House.” She told the New York Post.
“I think some of our candidates who led the charge, especially the senators who led the unconstitutional charge, not to certify the election, you know, in my view, it is ineligible.”
He said: “I think obeying the constitution, obeying your oath is top of the list. So, I think, you know that there will definitely be a factor that I’m looking at and I think that The number of voters will be watched as they decide about ’24.
Joe, okay, bold! Cheney is clarifying that she believes that whoever voted – or supported – the objections of the Electoral College earlier this year, cannot be counted as future leaders of the party alone.
And that covers a lot of people. Eventually, about 150 Republicans – 139 House members and eight senators
– objected to electoral college certification in Pennsylvania, Arizona or both. And since Cheney specifically mentioned senators who objected to the results, here they are:
* Tommy Tubewell (Alabama)
* Rick Scott (Florida)
* Roger Marshall (Kansas)
* John Kennedy (Louisiana)
* Cindy Hyde-Smith (Mississippi)
* Josh Hawley (Missouri)
* Ted Cruz (Texas)
* Cynthia Loomis (Wyoming)
Three of those eight clearly have 2024 ambitions: Scott, Hawley and Cruise. In fact, his opposition to the Electoral College count was almost certainly fraught with his presidential ambitions – knowing that Trump, who continues to provide evidence that the election was stolen from him, is still the most revered figure. Is the GOP. The easiest route to the 2024 nomination is to bring Trump base voters to court. And the way to do this is that there were big questions about the 2020 election – even if it was just a lie. (In a Quinnipiac University poll in February, 76% of self-identified Republicans
Agree with the statement that “there was widespread fraud in the 2020 election.”
Which proves that Cheney is in the minority again within his own party. While she wanted the envelope to continue on January 6 – and how it should be a defining moment in the history of the GOP – others like House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (California) are actively trying to rewrite the history of that day . In a way more favorable to Trump.
“When I spoke to President Trump, I was the first person to contact him when the riots were happening,” McCarthy said Sunday. “She didn’t see it. The call she made was saying – telling me, she’ll make sure to stop it. And that’s what she did, she put up a video later.” ()That statement is rarely true
Despite being out of step with his party – though stepping in with the truth – has already caused major political problems for Cheney. Trump promises to defeat him for his House seat in the Republican primary in 2022 Many aspiring candidates have indicated that they will run
And in an interview with POLITICO on Monday, McCarthy described Cheney as an unsuspecting threat, a third-ranking Republican in House leadership. “There is a responsibility, if you are going to be in the leadership, then the leader eats the last,” McCarthy said.
“And when leaders try to go out, and don’t work as a team, it creates difficulties.” Asked if Cheney was still a “good fit” for the leadership team, McCarthy said
, “That’s a question for the conference,” Punchblow News’ Jake Sherman reported on Tuesday.
Add all this up and what is clear is this: Cheney is on an island in his party when it comes to what happened on 6 January and what the consequences should be for those who helped and who supported the riots. This means that trumping is the truth in the latest version of Trumpism Republican Party.
Michael Warren of CNN contributed to this analysis.