Despite recent wins within the Republican Party, there still remain certain divides in the party. At this time, many Republicans have differing views on the appropriate ways the party should move forward, especially going into the 2022 midterms.
Many people in the GOP believe rallying around former President Trump is the key to winning elections and ousting Democrats from power. Then, there are other Republicans who believe the party should distance itself from the former president altogether.
Generally, Republicans with differing views on this matter tend to clash with one another. On Sunday, Wyoming GOP Rep. Liz Cheney spoke with Fox News about why she believes the Republican Party should distance itself from Trump, as documented by Breitbart News.
Cheney on the Future of the Republican Party and More
During Cheney’s time on Fox News, host Chris Wallace noted the backlash Cheney’s faced for speaking out against former President Trump.
Wallace questioned that in light of Cheney losing her position within House Republican leadership, why would Americans in either political party want to follow in her footsteps?
For the Republican Party to go forward in strength, we must reject the lie.
— Rep. Liz Cheney (@RepLizCheney) November 7, 2021
The Wyoming congresswoman responded by stating there are times when partisanship has to be put aside for the good of greater issues. According to Cheney, the best way for the GOP to proceed “in strength” is to reject “the lie” and what Cheney called Trump’s work to steal the 2020 presidential election.
Cheney then proceeded to tell Fox News while she believes in conservative principles, she also believes the Republican Party needs to provide substantial and truthful messages to Americans.
Finally, the congresswoman stated following the rule of law and the United States Constitution is greater than “party politics.”
More on Cheney’s Re-election Chances in Wyoming
Since the events of the 2020 presidential election, Cheney has stood firm in opposing Trump and stating he does not have a role in the Republican Party going forward.
After losing her position as the #3 House Republican, Cheney still maintained she would do everything possible to stop Trump from getting near the presidency again.
Americans are stuck paying more for just about everything.
Yet, Democrats are prioritizing radical policies and spending proposals that will make the supply chain and inflation crisis even worse.
— Rep. Liz Cheney (@RepLizCheney) November 4, 2021
Trump, for his part, has spoken out against Cheney, calling her a RINO (Republican in name only) and backing her primary opponent. Still, the Wyoming congresswoman is confident she can defeat anyone primarying her and go on to serve another term.
Time will tell. However, the Trump base within the Republican Party is certainly not pleased with Cheney. The congresswoman did, however, get former President George W. Bush to campaign for her re-election several months ago.
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