Representative Liz Cheney (R-WY) is traveling to New Hampshire as she pursues a position as the leading GOP opponent to Donald J. Trump.
Cheney is anticipated to headline an event in New Hampshire, per reports in the the New Hampshire Union Leader. New Hampshire is a key state for early primary elections, and it has drawn increased interest as rumors regarding a Trump 2024 presidential run continue to escalate.
However, Cheney is strongly encouraging all GOP voters, as well as GOP representatives in Congress, to distance themselves from Trump. Cheney cites Trump’s continuous claims regarding a stolen election in 2020, alongside refusing to concede his defeat to Joe Biden as indisputable reasons for disqualifying him from political leadership opportunities, as well as holding other forms of public office, in the future.
On November 9, Cheney is also anticipated to appear in New Hampshire once again in order to headline an annually held gala that promotes the First Amendment. The gala, which is hosted by the Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications, has featured an array of speakers in the past, including Trump and Biden.
Liz Cheney is currently in a vulnerable position in terms of reelection in her home state, particularly as Trump and his supporters galvanize forces against her during the GOP primary. In addition, Trump has also endorsed GOP candidate Harriet Hageman over numerous other candidates, in an effort to reduce the chances that the anti-Cheney vote will be split in the primary, as such a circumstance would permit Cheney to remain in office.
Trump remains highly popular in Wyoming, capturing approximately 70 percent of the vote in the 2016 and 2020 presidential elections. This popularity suggests that Cheney may encounter difficulties when winning in her renomination efforts.
Nonetheless, Cheney has declared her intentions to run for reelection, and she firmly believes that she can win. Cheney previously supported Trump, although she voted in favor of impeaching him during the final days in his office, asserting that the was responsible for the January 6 events that occurred on Capitol Hill. On this day, several Trump supporters tried to prevent Congress from certifying Biden’s electoral victory.
Cheney has also not ruled out running for president in 2024, although she has stressed that her primary focus remains on the 2022 midterm elections.