Liz Cheney hints at 2024 ambitions in concession speech where she compared herself to LINCOLN
Is a Cheney vs Trump rematch on the cards? Liz hints at presidential run in 2024 in her concession speech and compares herself to Abraham Lincoln – teeing up showdown with Donald in the ‘biggest race of them all’
- US Rep. Liz Cheney suggested the possibility of a 2024 presidential campaign during her concession speech on Tuesday night
- Most of her speech was spent condeming former President Donald Trump and his unfounded claims that the 2020 election was rigged
- Cheney said Trump’s claims and the January 6 riot were threats against democracy as she called on voters to stand against the former president
- Trump lashed out at Cheney’s concession speech, calling it ‘uninspiring’ and describing her as the real threat to America
US Rep. Liz Cheney has hinted at a possible 2024 run for president against Donald Trump in her concession speech where she compared herself to Abraham Lincoln.
In her concession speech on Tuesday in Jackson, Wyoming, Cheney made comparisons to President Lincoln, who lost a string of races before winning the White House.
‘Abraham Lincoln was defeated in elections for the Senate and House before he won the most important election of all,’ Cheney said.
Although hinted at presidential aspirations, the bulk of her time up on the podium was spent condemning former President Donald Trump, whose unfounded claims that the 2020 election was stolen she attributed to her loss.
‘Two years ago, I won this primary with 73 percent of the vote,’ Cheney said as she recalled the pre-Trump political landscape. ‘I could easily have done the same again. The path was clear.
‘But it would’ve required that I go along with President Trump’s lie about the 2020 election.. That was a path I could not and would not take.’
US Rep. Liz Cheney suggested the possibility of a 2024 presidential campaign during her concession speech on Tuesday night
Most of her speech was spent condeming former President Donald Trump and his unfounded claims that the 2020 election was rigged
Cheney said Trump’s claims and the January 6 riot were threats against America’s democracy as she called on people from all parties to stand against the former president
In her speech, Cheney warned Americans that Trump is not the choice for 2024, condemning the January 6 Capitol riot, of which she led the Senate hearings investigating the deadly violence.
‘Our nation is barreling once again towards crisis, lawlessness and violence. No American should support election deniers for any position of genuine responsibility where their refusal to follow the rule of law will corrupt our future,’ Cheny said of the attack at the Capitol, which was conducted by Trump supporters.
‘Like so many Americans, I assumed that the violence and the chaos of that day would have prompted a united response… Instead, major elements of my party still vehemently defend those who caused it,’ she added.
She also called on people from all parties to unite against those denying the 2020 presidential results, saying that unfounded claims against America’s elections were an attack on democracy.
‘This is not a game. Everyone of us must be committed to the eternal defense of this miraculous experiment called America.’
Trump lashed out at Cheney’s speech, reiterating his false claims that the election was stolen as he said it is her who is looming threat to democracy.
‘Liz Cheney’s uninspiring concession speech, in front of a ‘tiny’ crowd in the Great State of Wyoming, focused on her belief that the 2020 Presidential Election was not, despite massive and conclusive evidence to the contrary, Rigged & Stolen,’ Trump wrote on Truth Social.
‘It was, and that’s not even counting the fact that many election changes, in numerous States, were not approved by State Legislatures, an absolute must.
‘Liz Cheney is a fool who played right into the hands of those who want to destroy our Country’!
Trump lashed out at Cheney’s concession speech, calling it ‘uninspiring’ as he reiterated false claims that his 2020 presidential election loss was fixed