Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney said she is considering a presidential run after losing her re-election bid in a landslide, Axios reports.
Trump-backed Republican Harriet Hageman defeated Cheney 66-29 despite the incumbent’s massive campaign war chest and support from Democrats.
"Two years ago," Cheney said, "I won this primary with 73 percent of the vote. I could easily have done the same again. The path was clear, but it would have 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."
Cheney during her concession speech told supporters that “our work is far from over.”
"The great and original champion of our party, Abraham Lincoln, was defeated in elections for the Senate and the House before he won the most important election of all," she said. "Lincoln ultimately prevailed, he saved our Union and he defined our obligation as Americans for all of history."
Cheney said Wednesday on NBC News that she a 2024 bid is “something I’m thinking about.”
"We have a tremendous amount of work to do, I think it could take several election cycles," she said.
"Donald Trump has betrayed Republican voters. He's lied to them, those who support him have lied to them and they're using people's patriotism against them, they're preying on people's patriotism," she added.
Pro-impeachment GOPers wiped out:
Only two of the 10 Republicans who voted to impeach Trump after the Capitol riot remain after Cheney’s loss.
Washington Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, Michigan Rep. Peter Meijer and South Carolina Rep. Tom Price all lost their primaries.
Illinois Rep. Adam Kinzinger, Michigan Rep. Fred Upton, Ohio Rep. Anthony Gonzalez and New York Rep. John Katko all retired rather than face Trump-backed challengers.