While House Republicans are sizing up candidates to fill the No. 3 leadership role, spurned conference chair Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., may be thinking of a White House run — if only to keep former President Donald Trump out of it.
GOP members were expected to meet behind closed doors Friday to elect a new conference chair, with New York Rep. Elise Stefanik the leading contender, though possibly not the only one.
“I’m very focused on making sure that our party becomes again a party that stands for truth and stands for fundamental principles that are conservative,” Cheney told NBC’s ”Today” show — an interview she tweeted out Thursday.
”I won’t let a former president or anybody else unravel the democracy,” she added.
Cheney, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney who has come under fire from some Republicans for calling out Trump, has flipped the narrative, framing her agenda as anti-Joe Biden.
“Our vision for the future has to be based on policy and substance, and to do that we must embrace the truth,” she said in an introduction to the clip.
Cheney, who insisted she’s running for reelection in 2022, also took a swipe at Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., for “not leading with principle right now,” calling his example “sad” and “dangerous.”
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