Cheney Attacks 2024 GOP Candidates

Office of Representative Liz Cheney, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

On Thursday (May 25), former Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) seemingly criticized Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) for considering a pardon of January 6 defendants if he is elected President, suggesting anyone with those plans “isn’t qualified” to be in the White House.

Taking to Twitter, Cheney wrote: “Any candidate who says they will pardon January 6 defendants is not qualified to be President.”

DeSantis, who launched his 2024 campaign the day before, revealed on Thursday that he would consider pardoning January 6 defendants 2021 on “day one” in the Oval Office.

On the “Travis Clay & Buck Sexton Show,” a political podcast, DeSantis detailed that “On day one,” he’ll have people “get together” to assess the cases of victims of political weaponization and would be “aggressive in issuing pardons.”

His comments came in response to a question about whether he’d consider January 6 defendants, including former President Donald Trump.

Trump is currently under federal investigation in connection with the 2020 election.

Cheney’s tweet, which followed DeSantis’ comments earlier in the day, also offered Criticism against the former President, who also said he would consider pardoning the accused on January 6 if he is re-elected.

The former Wyoming congresswoman has been a staunch Trump critic since appearing on the January 6 House Select Committee.

The Committee, which she served as Vice Chair, referred the former President to the Department of Justice on criminal charges of conspiracy to make a false statement, sedition, conspiracy to defraud the United States, and obstruction of official process.