News Politics: Rep. Liz Cheney (R., Wyoming) declared on Sunday that her political priorities after leaving Congress will include opposing candidates who support Mr. Trump’s bogus assertion that the 2020 election was rigged, in addition to contesting the former president’s control of the Republican Party. On ABC, Ms. Cheney stated, “I’m going to be extremely focused on fighting to ensure that we do everything we can not to elect election doubters. “Across the nation, there are election sceptics who have been selected for very key posts. And I’m going to fight back against them. I’m going to put forth some effort to aid their adversaries.
Ms. Cheney’s stature as a leading critic of Mr. Trump and her presumed ability to raise money have generated broad interest in her next steps in politics. If she took action this year, her comments could translate into support for Democratic candidates in some races. In states including Nevada, Pennsylvania and Arizona, Republican nominees running for Congress, as well as for statewide offices such as secretary of state and governor, have promoted the idea that the 2020 election was stolen and that President Biden is an illegitimate president
Ms. Cheney, the most prominent of the House Republicans who voted to impeach President Trump on a charge of inciting the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol, lost her GOP primary election last week. Hours after her loss, she filed with the Federal Election Commission to transfer the remaining cash from her federal campaign account to a new political-action committee. She had more than $7 million in cash on hand at the end of July, according to FEC filings.
Ms. Cheney, in the interview Sunday, cited as potential targets Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Josh Hawley of Missouri, as well as Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, all of whom are Republicans with presidential ambitions. Of the two senators, she said that both “took steps that fundamentally threatened the constitutional order and structure in the aftermath of the last election. So, in my view, they both have made themselves unfit for future office.’’