Hawley, Cruz ‘Unfit’ After ‘Fundamentally’ Threatening Constitution: Cheney

Consultant Liz Cheney, a Wyoming Republican, mentioned Sunday that GOP Senators Ted Cruz of Texas and Josh Hawley of Missouri have “basically” threatened the Structure after the outcomes of the 2020 election.

The congresswoman was requested by ABC’s This Week host Jonathan Karl whether or not or not she sees herself supporting Hawley, Cruz, or Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who all have sturdy relations with former President Donald Trump, as potential presidential candidates sooner or later.

“It will be very tough,” she responded. “I feel {that a} basic query for me when it comes to whether or not or not somebody is match to be president, is whether or not they’ve abided by their constitutional obligations up to now.”

Cheney continued: “I feel actually while you have a look at anyone like Josh Hawley, or anyone like Ted Cruz, each of whom know higher, each of whom know precisely what the position of Congress is, when it comes to our constitutional obligations with respect to presidential elections, and but each of whom took steps that basically threatened the constitutional order and construction within the aftermath of the final election. In my opinion, they each have made themselves unfit for future workplace.”

Her remarks come after she misplaced to Trump-backed candidate Harriet Hageman in her state’s GOP main on Tuesday by greater than 37 factors.

“This main election is over, however now the actual work begins,” the GOP lawmaker mentioned throughout her concession speech.

In the meantime, the congresswoman additionally mentioned that she’s going to do all the pieces doable to maintain Trump out of the White Home once more, together with working towards election deniers.

“I feel that we have got election deniers which have been nominated for actually necessary positions all throughout the nation. And I will work towards these folks. I will work to assist their opponents. I feel it issues that a lot,” Cheney mentioned Sunday, including that DeSantis is campaigning for them.

Above, GOP Consultant Liz Cheney of Wyoming speaks to supporters on Tuesday in Jackson, Wyoming. Cheney mentioned on Sunday that GOP Senators Ted Cruz of Texas and Josh Hawley of Missouri have “basically” threatened the Structure after the outcomes of the 2020 election.
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“DeSantis is anyone who is correct now campaigning for election deniers. And I feel that…is one thing that we have got to have actual pause about. Both you basically imagine in and can assist our constitutional construction, or you do not,” she mentioned.

Cheney, who presently sits as a vice chair on the Home choose committee investigating the January 6 Capitol riot, warned fellow Republicans in June about persevering with to align themselves with Trump.

“Tonight, I say this to my Republican colleagues who’re defending the indefensible: There’ll come a day when Donald Trump is gone, however your dishonor will stay,” she mentioned throughout a committee listening to.

Newsweek reached out to media representatives for Senators Cruz and Hawley for remark.