Sunday 7 August 2022 07:16 PM Liz Cheney calls DeSantis a 'dangerous' 2024 candidate as GOP Senator avoids ... trends now
In an interview with the New York Times, the conservative Trump critic said she could support a Republican nominee - but not one that peddled the ex-president's election fraud claims.
Nor could she back DeSantis, Cheney suggested, despite the GOP governor's skyrocketing popularity over his opposition to the Biden administration on COVID-19 mandates and legislation that Democrats have described as anti-LGBTQ.
'I think that Ron DeSantis has lined himself up almost entirely with Donald Trump, and I think that’s very dangerous,' she said.
Cheney added that she 'would find it very difficult' to support DeSantis.
Both DeSantis and Trump - as well as Cheney herself - have suggested they are considering running for higher office in 2024.
But the former president has been the most forthright of the trio, hinting at nearly every public appearance that he's given serious thought to a third campaign.
He's even teased that he may announce a decision before November's midterm elections - a move that appears to be making GOP lawmakers nervous.
And according to South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds, it would play right into Democrats' hands just as voters head to the polls to decide which party will control Congress for the latter half of President Joe Biden's term.
'Democrats, right now, would love to see President Trump announce before 2022,' Rounds said on ABC News' This Week on Sunday.
Republican Rep. Liz Cheney said she would find it 'difficult' to support a potential presidential campaign by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis during an interview with the New York Times
'I think the reason why is because they’d like to have that draw attention away from the 2022 election and the candidates that they’ve got.'
He contended that Biden's low approval - which is just 37 percent, according to a new ABC/Ipsos poll - has the president's party anxious to shift the narrative.
'And the other thing here is, is that right now with President Biden as far underwater as what he is, their