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Outgoing Congresswoman Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) fueled speculation that she’ll run for the White House as an Independent in 2024 when she was adamant she wouldn’t be a Republican if Trump won the Republican Presidential nomination.

Cheney, former President Donald Trump’s most outspoken critic, has broken from her fellow Republicans and subsequently lost her primary bid to be Wyoming’s representative to Trump-endorsed Harriet Hageman.

But the defeat hasn’t dampened Cheney’s political ambitions or her criticism of Trump. Instead, her fracture from MAGA Republicans has made her the leader of a dissenting anti-Trump movement within the GOP. That same fracture from the MAGA wing has also made her a leader of many of the anti-Trump groups beyond the GOP.

The Wyoming Republican is also yet to announce her intentions to run in 2024 as an Independent; but pundits believe whether or not those are her intentions, she will remain a prominent figure on the national political stage.

Doug Heye, a veteran Republican strategist, expressed his belief that Cheney is “going to be one of the most prominent voices in politics over the coming years regardless of being in Congress or not.”

What effect a Cheney 2024 bid would have on a possible Trump run isn’t certain, but Cheney has her sights set on keeping Trump out of the Oval Office, something she made clear in her speech following her loss.

On Saturday (September 24), Cheney reiterated her mission at the Texas Tribune Festival, saying, “I’m gonna make sure Donald Trump — I’m gonna do everything I can to make sure he’s not the nominee.”