Former Wyoming Representative Liz Cheney, in a recent interview with Fox News’s Bret Baier, shared her apprehensions about the possibility of former President Trump returning to the White House. She highlighted her fears stemming from Trump’s actions after the 2020 election, particularly his attempts to hold onto power and the events of January 6. Cheney stressed that a second Trump presidency could pose serious threats to the Constitution and the rule of law in the United States.
Cheney’s Fears of Trump Undermining Legal Protections
Cheney cautioned that Trump could appoint unethical lawyers in key positions, like the Attorney General or the head of the Office of Legal Counsel, to bypass constitutional safeguards. She emphasized the risk of Trump disregarding court orders and undermining the judicial system. Cheney pointed out that the lawyers who resisted Trump’s illegal actions post-2020 might not be present in a future Trump administration, posing a danger to the foundational principles of the constitutional republic.
Cheney’s Plea to Republican Voters
In her interview, Cheney also took the opportunity to urge Fox News viewers to support any candidate other than Trump in the 2024 Republican presidential primary. Known for her critical stance against the former president, Cheney has been actively speaking out against Trump in various media appearances while promoting her new memoir.
Cheney’s Political Journey and Future Outlook
As the vice chair of the House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021, Capitol attacks, Cheney’s outspoken criticism of Trump and her party led to her losing the August 2022 primary. However, she remains a vocal figure, advocating for the preservation of democratic values and the rule of law against what she views as Trump’s potential threats to the country’s constitutional framework.