AUSTIN — Republican Rep. Liz Cheney stated Saturday that she could be prepared to marketing campaign for Democrats as she criticized her social gathering’s acceptance of candidates who deny the outcomes of the 2020 election.
“Sure,” Cheney stated merely when requested if she’d be prepared to stump for Democrats — the primary time she’s stated so explicitly.
Cheney made the comment in a dialogue on the Texas Tribune Pageant in Austin whereas speaking about Arizona gubernatorial candidate and election denier Kari Lake.
Cheney, who has been a vocal critic of former President Donald Trump, stated “partisanship has to have a restrict” and talked about Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin, who has stated he’ll marketing campaign for Lake.
“He’s demonstrated that he’s someone who has not purchased into the toxin of Donald Trump — however he campaigned just lately for Kari Lake, who’s an election denier, who’s harmful,” Cheney stated.
“That’s the form of factor we can’t see in our social gathering. We can’t see an lodging like that, and I believe it’s essential that we be clear about that,” Cheney stated.
Requested particularly if she’d marketing campaign for Katie Hobbs — Lake’s Democratic opponent — Cheney stated: “I’m going to do every little thing I can to guarantee that Kari Lake shouldn’t be elected.”
Cheney, R-Wyoming, is on her manner out of Congress, after she misplaced the Republican major to a Trump-backed challenger in August.
Youngkin on the Texas Tribune Pageant on Friday defended campaigning for Lake. “I’m comfy supporting Republican candidates,” he stated. “And we don’t agree on every little thing. I’ve stated that I firmly consider that Joe Biden was elected president.”
Cheney on the occasion Saturday in Texas declined to supply many particulars about her personal plans, together with whether or not she’s going to run for president.
She additionally didn’t disclose a lot about plans of the Home committee investigating the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol, of which she is one in every of two Republican members.
The Home committee is about to return Wednesday for its newest listening to.
Cheney did say that she doesn’t suppose that the committee’s hearings will conclude this week.
Chairman Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., stated final week that except one thing else developed it might be the final, “however it’s not in stone as a result of issues occur.”
“We don’t anticipate that it is going to be the final listening to,” Cheney stated.
Phil Helsel contributed.