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Liz Cheney: House Republicans a threat to Constitution

By Jake Beardslee · December 10, 2023

In brief…

  • Cheney said current House Republican majority can't be trusted to defend Constitution
  • Called Rep. Mike Johnson a "threat to democracy" for election lawsuit support
  • Cheney is considering 2024 run but won't help Trump get elected
Liz Cheney stated in a Sunday interview that the Republican House majority threatens democracy and she is weighing a 2024 run.  US House Office of Photography/Wikimedia

Former Republican Representative Liz Cheney stated in an ABC News interview on Sunday that the current Republican House majority is unwilling to defend the Constitution. Referring to the possibility of the 2024 presidential election being decided by the House, Cheney said “having Mike Johnson as speaker, and having this Republican majority in charge, you can’t count on them to defend the constitution at this moment.”

Earlier in the week, Cheney had labeled Representative Mike Johnson a “significant threat to democracy” for his leading role in an amicus brief signed by over 100 House Republicans in support of a lawsuit seeking to overturn the 2020 election, in an interview with CNN. When asked about her own potential presidential run in 2024, Cheney reiterated that she is considering her options but added, “Certainly I’m not going to do something that has the impact of helping Donald Trump.”