Outgoing Congresswoman Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) will abandon Republicans in favor of Democrats during the upcoming midterms.
The Congresswoman, who has become one of Trump’s most vocal critics, revealed she would help boost Democrats in the midterms, simply responding “yes” when asked if she would be open to crossing party lines to strengthen Democrat candidates.
Cheney made the remarks during a live discussion at the Texas Tribune Festival in Austin over the weekend.
Cheney has been a lifelong Republican but has turned on her party with her recent remarks being her latest swipe at the GOP, who she has been increasingly critical of since the January 6 insurrection.
Her criticism has seemingly cost her a political career in the GOP, as she’s alienated much of the voter base, who are also primarily Trump supporters.
In August, Cheney lost her seat as Wyoming’s Representative to Trump-endorsed Harriet Hageman, who repeatedly attacked the outgoing Congresswoman for being disloyal to former President Donald Trump.
When campaigning for Wyoming’s primary, Cheney used her reputation as Trump’s leading antagonist to garner support, even going as far as encouraging Democrats to vote for her. But her strategy did little for her attempts to retain her position in the House.
During the Texas Tribune interview, Cheney also targeted Arizona gubernatorial candidate — and staunch Trump ally — Kari Lake.
The Wyoming Republican promised she’d “do everything I can to make sure that Kari Lake” doesn’t become Arizona’s governor.
She also called out fellow Trump critic Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin (R), who recently campaigned for Lake.
“He’s demonstrated that he’s somebody who has not bought into the toxin of Donald Trump,” Cheney stated on Saturday (September 24), before pointing out that “he campaigned recently for Kari Lake, who’s an election denier, who is dangerous.”
She then explained that Republicans should not make an “accommodation like that, and I think it’s very important that we be clear about that.”