(PatriotWise.com)- The Republican field for the 2024 presidential election is wide open at the moment, especially since former President Donald Trump hasn’t yet announced his intentions.
On Monday, one potential candidate said she couldn’t rule out a 2024 run — and this one might anger some Republicans.
Earlier this week, Wyoming Representative Liz Cheney told the New York Post that she is leaving open the possibility that she will run for president at some point in the future. Cheney didn’t target 2024 specifically, but she didn’t rule it out either.
“I’m not ruling anything in or out — ever is a long time.”
Cheney is the third ranking Republican in the House of Representatives. However, she has drawn the ire of many in the GOP, including Trump, for what they believe is a break of loyalty from the party.
Earlier this year, Cheney voted to convict Trump in his second impeachment trial. She was the highest-ranking member of the Republican Party to do so.
Since then, Trump and his supporters have attacked Cheney. Some Republicans tried to get her removed from her position of power in the House GOP, but that attempt didn’t succeed. She still serves as the House GOP Conference Chair.
Cheney would typically have a solid, high profile to run for the Republican candidacy for president. She is the only House representative from Wyoming, holds a high-ranking position among the party in Congress and is the daughter of former vice president Dick Cheney.
Still, her very political break from the Trump sector of the GOP could spell doom for her in a run for president — especially in the near term. Cheney didn’t specifically say she has plans to run for president in 2024. What she did say, though, is that a “disqualifying” factor for GOP candidates should be if they supported Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election.
As she told the Post of her views on the GOP’s chances in 2024:
“I think we’re going to be in a good position to take the White House. I do think that some of our candidates who led the charge, particularly the senators who led the unconstitutional charge not to certify the election, you know, in my view that’s disqualifying.”
While not mentioning anyone specifically by name, Cheney’s comments do point to Texas Senator Ted Cruz and Missouri Senator Josh Hawley, both of whom have been mentioned as possible 2024 GOP candidates, if Trump decides not to run.
She may also be off-handedly referring to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who has been an ardent supporter of Trump for a while now. DeSantis is also the Republican who’s gaining the most attention right now as a possible frontrunner for the GOP nomination, should Trump decide not to run for president in 2024.
Even if Trump decides not to run, he would be likely to campaign against Cheney if she were to throw her hat in the ring — whether that be in 2024 or some other time in the future.