Liz Cheney doesn’t just hate President Trump, she hates anyone who has ever aligned themselves with him.
According to the New York Times, Cheney told them she’d have a ‘very difficult’ time supporting Governor DeSantis if he ran for president in 2024 and won the nomination.
Ms. Cheney suggested she was animated as much by Trumpism as by Mr. Trump himself. She could support a Republican for president in 2024, she said, but her red line is a refusal to state clearly that Mr. Trump lost a legitimate election in 2020.
Asked if the ranks of off-limits candidates included Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida, whom many Republicans have latched onto as a Trump alternative, she said she “would find it very difficult” to support Mr. DeSantis in a general election.
“I think that Ron DeSantis has lined himself up almost entirely with Donald Trump, and I think that’s very dangerous,” Ms. Cheney said.
That’s how loony toons Cheney is these days. She’s so obsessed with hating Trump that anyone who has been aligned with him in the past is also on the chopping block.
Governor DeSantis is, in my opinion, the best the GOP has to offer right now and if he ran for president I’d be behind him 100%. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not dissing other candidates I’ve supported in the past like Ted Cruz. But DeSantis has running a state (and running it well) on his resume and as solid as he’s been, that’s tough to beat.
The fact that Cheney is so blinded by her hatred for Trump that she can’t see how awesome DeSantis is just proves to you how much of a lost cause she is at this point.
Here’s another excerpt from the Times’ fluff piece on Cheney:
It was just over a month before her primary, but Representative Liz Cheney of Wyoming was nowhere near the voters weighing her future.
Ms. Cheney was instead huddled with fellow lawmakers and aides in the Capitol complex, bucking up her allies in a cause she believes is more important than her House seat: ridding American politics of former President Donald J. Trump and his influence.
“The nine of us have done more to prevent Trump from ever regaining power than any group to date,” she said to fellow members of the panel investigating Mr. Trump’s involvement in the Jan. 6 Capitol attack. “We can’t let up.”
The most closely watched primary of 2022 has not become much of a race at all. Polls show Ms. Cheney losing badly to her rival, Harriet Hageman, Mr. Trump’s vehicle for revenge, and the congresswoman has been all but driven out of her Trump-loving state, in part because of death threats, her office says.
Yet for Ms. Cheney, the race stopped being about political survival months ago. Instead, she has used the Aug. 16 contest as a sort of high-profile stage for her martyrdom — and a proving ground for her new crusade.
I strongly believe at this point if Trump runs and wins the nomination in 2024, Liz Cheney will run as an independent spoiler to try and keep him from taking office again. She’s beyond obsessed with Trump. She’s consumed.