Donald Trump has continued his targeted criticism of Wyoming representative Liz Cheney, saying she is looking for a “way out” of her Congressional race after she refused to rule out a 2024 presidential run this week.
In a statement released by his leadership political action committee, Save America, the former president once again lashed out at the representative, who voted to impeach Mr Trump in January.
“Liz Cheney is polling sooo low in Wyoming, and has sooo little support, even from the Wyoming Republican Party, that she is looking for a way out of her Congressional race,” Mr Trump said in a statement on Tuesday.
He added: “She’ll either be yet another lobbyist or maybe embarrass her family by running for President, in order to save face.”
The Independent has reached out to Cheney for Wyoming for a comment regarding the remarks. There are no indications she is not planning to run for reelection next year.
The former president also called the representative a “warmongering fool” saying she “wants to stay in the Middle East and Afghanistan for another 19 years, but doesn’t consider the big picture – Russia and China!”
Mr Trump has intensified his scrutiny of the Republican representative after she condemned the president following the 6 January insurrection, during which pro-Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol.
Ms Cheney was one of 10 house Republicans who voted to impeach Mr Trump on the accusation that he incited the riot. The former president was later acquitted during the Senate trial.
“The President of the United States summoned this mob, assembled the mob, and lit the flame of this attack. Everything that followed was his doing. None of this would have happened without the President,” Ms Cheney said in a statement on 12 January.
She has also since made comments that have appeared to stoke further division among polarised Republicans as the party battles over its future, and Mr Trump’s role within the GOP.
The Wyoming representative has advocated for the former president to hold a minimal role in the party and further stirred tensions with pro-Trump republicans after saying she would not rule out a future presidential run.
“I’m not ruling anything in or out – ever is a long time,” she told The New York Post when asked if she would ever consider running in the future.
The former president is yet to confirm if he will run again in 2024.
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