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Liz Cheney Reacts to Mike Pence Endorsement Decision



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Liz Cheney, the vocally anti-Trump former GOP congresswoman, shared a response to former Vice President Mike Pence’s present 2024 endorsement decision.

Pence, who served as vp beneath former President Donald Trump from 2017 to 2021, launched Friday all through a Fox Data look that he would not be endorsing his one-time working mate inside the 2024 election. Trump handed the necessary delegate amount to show into the presumptive GOP nominee for president closing week, after polling well-ahead of all rivals all via the primary.

Inside the announcement, Pence cited his notion that Trump was not articulating a political agenda that he would possibly assist. Pence himself ran for the nomination, nevertheless dropped out in October. Many on-line moreover well-known that a lot of the January 6, 2021, Capitol riot people explicitly often known as for concentrating on Pence all through the certification of the 2020 election, with Trump being extensively accused of stoking these sentiments collectively together with his uncertain claims that his vp had the authority to throw out the election outcomes.

“It ought to come back as no shock that I can’t be endorsing Donald Trump this 12 months,” Pence said. “All through my presidential advertising marketing campaign, I made it clear that there have been profound variations between me and President Trump on an expansion of factors.”

He added: “Donald Trump is pursuing and articulating an agenda that is at odds with the conservative agenda that we dominated on all through our 4 years. And that’s the reason I can not in good conscience endorse Donald Trump on this advertising marketing campaign.”

Former Advisor Liz Cheney, a Wyoming Republican, is seen in Jackson, Wyoming, on August 16, 2022. Cheney on Friday reacted to Mike Pence’s decision to not endorse Donald Trump for president.

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In response to the announcement, conservative lawyer George Conway took to X, beforehand Twitter, to ask Cheney, the earlier at-large guide for Wyoming, if she knew another former GOP vice presidents who opposed Trump as a result of the get collectively nominee.

In response, Cheney wrote, “As a matter of reality I do,” and shared a clip of her father Dick Cheney voicing his opposition to Trump. Dick Cheney beforehand served as vp beneath former President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2009.

“In our nation’s 246-year historic previous, there has certainly not been an individual who’s the next danger to our republic than Donald Trump,” Dick Cheney said inside the video. “He tried to steal the ultimate election using lies and violence to take care of himself in vitality after the voters had rejected him. He is a coward. An precise man wouldn’t mislead his supporters. He misplaced his election, and he misplaced large. I do realize it. He’s conscious of it, and deep down, I consider most Republicans know.”

The video originated from August 2022 as a reelection advert for Cheney all through that 12 months’s midterm election cycle. As a notable and vocal anti-Trump member of the House GOP, Cheney confronted most important headwinds from the pro-Trump get collectively base and from the earlier president himself. She in the long run misplaced reelection to Harriet Hageman, who had been endorsed by Trump.

Newsweek reached out to Trump’s office via e mail for contact upon Saturday morning.