CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney says after losing a Republican primary she’s thinking about running for president.
Cheney is ex-President Donald Trump’s fiercest Republican adversary in Congress and lost the primary Tuesday to Trump-backed Harriet Hageman.
Cheney tells supporters she’ll do whatever it takes to ensure Trump “is never again anywhere near the Oval Office.”
Cheney told NBC on Wednesday defeating Trump will require a “united front of Republicans, Democrats and independents.”
She declines to say if she will run for president but concedes it’s something she’s “thinking about.”
Her primary defeat, by a substantial margin, is a powerful reminder of the GOP’s rapid shift to the right and Trump’s grip on the party.
Last week, Rep Jamie Herrera Beutler from southwest Washington state conceded to a Trump-backed challenger in her primary. Herrera Beutler voted to impeach Trump following the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.
Central Oregon Daily News contributed to this report.