Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyoming) will not be the Republican nominee for president in 2024, said Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah), who publicly urged her not to run.
“I’m not going to encourage anyone to run for president. I’ve done that myself, and that’s something I’m not doing again. I don’t know if she really wants to do that,” Romney said during remarks at the South Valley Chamber of Commerce in Sandy, Utah on Thursday.
“She would not become the nominee if she were to run. I can’t imagine that would occur,” he said.
Cheney, a daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, has been a fierce critic of former President Donald Trump. She has served as a Republican representative on the January 6 Committee, and was one of just 10 House Republicans to vote for his impeachment.
Cheney’s actions deeply alienated her from rank and file Republicans in deep red Wyoming and she was unseated in a primary on Tuesday by attorney Harriet Hageman — who was supported by both Trump and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy.
Cheney — who has become something of liberal folk-hero — has since floated herself as a possible presidential candidate and said she would make a decision in the coming months, she told NBC News.
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