By Jimmy Orr, Cowboy State Daily
Following her ouster from House Republican leadership on Wednesday morning, Wyoming Congresswoman Liz Cheney said she didn’t feel betrayed by the vote of her colleagues but added she will do all she can to make sure former President Donald Trump does not serve as president again.
“I will do everything I can to ensure that the former president never again gets anywhere near the Oval Office,” Cheney said. “We have seen the danger that he continues to provoke with his language. We have seen his lack of commitment and dedication to the Constitution. And I think it’s very important that we make sure whomever we elect is somebody who will be faithful to the Constitution.”
Speaking with reporters moments after the voice vote which expelled her from the third highest position in Congress, Cheney said she has a different view of what the Republican Party stands for.
“We cannot both embrace the big lie and embrace the Constitution going forward,” she said. “The nation needs a strong Republican Party. The nation needs a party that that is based upon fundamental principles of conservatism. And I am committed and dedicated to ensuring that that’s how this party goes forward. And I plan to lead the fight to do that.”