On Monday (June 26), former Republican Rep. Liz Cheney (Wyo.) suggested that the issue with American politics has arisen because “we’re electing idiots.”
Cheney made the comments during a Q&A on 92nd Street Y in New York City, telling attendees that she believed the country was facing “fundamentally important issues,” before suggesting that the country has created a situation in the political landscape “where we’re electing idiots.”
Cheney was a three-term representative in the House of Representatives and reached the No. 3 Republican leadership position. She has been vocal in her criticism of the former President and was vice chair of the House select committee that investigated the Capitol attack, which has since been dissolved.
When asked if she would run for President and potentially hurt Trump’s chances of being re-elected, Cheney, a vocal critic of the former President, reflected on the idea.
She suggested she wasn’t approaching the situation as what she should and shouldn’t do but rather about how to “elect serious people,” adding that “electing serious people can’t be partisan.”
The Wyoming Republican said that the current circumstances, which included a major-party candidate attempting to “unravel [U.S.] democracy,” made it necessary to consider the alliances required to defeat them and said those alliances should be built across party lines to ensure success.
Despite losing her primary to a Trump-backed Republican candidate last year, Cheney firmly believes that the former President should not be allowed to run for office again.
She expressed her belief, which she highlighted she hadn’t felt this strongly about something, is that “the single most important thing for the country” is that Trump shouldn’t “be anywhere near the Oval Office again.”