Liz Cheney, the former Republican Representative from Wyoming, is raising concerns about the trajectory of the United States, suggesting that the nation may be heading towards a situation that resembles a dictatorship. Cheney, known for her outspoken criticism of former President Trump, has released a new book titled “Oath and Honor: A Memoir and a Warning,” in which she not only rebukes the modern Republican Party but also delves into the events of January 6, 2021, when the Capitol was attacked.
In a recent interview with CBS News’s John Dickerson, Cheney expressed her apprehension, particularly if Trump were to be reelected, warning that it could potentially mark the end of the republic. She cited Trump’s own statements about what he would do if he returned to the White House, including his intentions to “root out” political adversaries and make significant changes to the federal government, potentially involving criminal prosecutions.
Cheney emphasized that those who believe that the existing checks and balances within the government would prevent any dangers may not fully comprehend the extent to which the Republican Party in Congress has been influenced by Trump.
It’s worth noting that Cheney’s criticism of Trump and her stance against her own party led to her departure from Congress in 2022. She was defeated in her primary by now-Rep. Harriet Hageman, another Republican from Wyoming.
While Cheney has joined the University of Virginia as a professor at its Center for Politics and has not ruled out the possibility of a White House bid, her primary focus remains safeguarding the nation’s democracy and advocating for leaders who will protect the integrity of election results, with her book shedding light on her journey and decisions to stand against her party in defense of what she believes is right.
Cheney’s concerns and her role in the ongoing political discourse reflect the complex dynamics within the Republican Party and the broader political landscape in the United States.