The 2024 presidential election is years away; however, it is still on the minds of many Americans. Over the past few days, reports have broken out that President Biden may not be seeking a second term, as he said he would be doing in March.
If the current president does not choose to run for re-election when the time comes, then that leaves the possibility for Vice President Kamala Harris or another Democrat to step up for their party’s nomination.
The 2022 midterm races are going to greatly affect how the 2024 presidential election turns out. One of the many lawmakers running in the midterms is Wyoming Republican Rep. Liz Cheney.
Over the course of this year, Cheney’s made headlines for going after former President Trump. Earlier this year, the congresswoman voted for Trump’s impeachment. Even as she carries out her re-election campaign, she still continues to vocalize her views about the danger of Trump having a say in the Republican Party’s direction.
As Breitbart News reports, this led to Cheney butting heads with Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz.
The Conflict Between Cheney and Cruz
While Liz Cheney was in New Hampshire campaigning, she spoke about the danger of allowing “the big lie” to control the Republican Party going forward. Cheney declared there’s no middle ground when it comes to putting the Constitution above party politics.
Remarks of this nature led to a CNN panel questioning whether or not there’s a viable possibility for Cheney to make a presidential run come 2024. This led to Ted Cruz jumping in; the Texas senator declared the only place Cheney would have room for a presidential run is in the Democratic primary election.
I know you’re posturing for the secessionist vote, Ted. But my party, the Republican party, saved the Union. You swore an oath to the Constitution. Act like it. https://t.co/YyQ1XHRhCY
— Liz Cheney (@Liz_Cheney) November 13, 2021
Later, Cheney shot back, accusing Cruz of pandering to successionists. After declaring the GOP is the party that saved the union, the congresswoman told Cruz that he swore an oath to the United States Constitution and should therefore behave accordingly.
Could Liz Cheney Ever Run for President?
Whether or not Cheney is able to win congressional re-election to serve another term in the House of Representatives is one thing. However, when it comes to a presidential run, there is no serious path for Cheney to proceed.
Major factions of the Republican Party do not trust her. Many Republicans of today, especially populists and Trump supporters, view Cheney as a neo-con or a RINO (Republican in Name Only).
“The right of a state to secede is not an open or debatable question…it is the duty of a President to execute the laws and maintain the existing Government. He cannot entertain any proposition for dissolution or dismemberment.” Abraham Lincoln https://t.co/uBx7um2vQL
— Liz Cheney (@Liz_Cheney) November 10, 2021
When it comes to possible presidential candidates, the Republican Party is likeliest to rally behind candidates who support putting America first. Trump’s name has come up as a possible candidate in the 2024 presidential election.
Other possible contenders include Ron DeSantis, Nikki Haley, Kristi Noem, etc.
What do you think about the latest conflict between Liz Cheney and Ted Cruz? We’d love to know below in the comments section.