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Wyoming Republican Rep. Liz Cheney may be gearing up to run for president in 2024, according to Fox News host Tucker Carlson.
During a segment on “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” the host speculated that Cheney has been siding with Democrats in an attempt to position herself as an “independent” in the upcoming presidential election.
“So the question is, what was Liz Cheney doing in Manchester, New Hampshire? Of course, there is only one conceivable answer. Liz Cheney plans to run for president of the United States. Now if that sounds demented, yeah, because it is. But it’s also real. Now you may be wondering, if Liz Cheney were to run for president, what exactly would she run on?” Carlson asked.
“She doesn’t like Trump. Okay. But what would her platform be? We know the answer to that because Liz Cheney only cares about one thing and only ever has, and that is starting pointless wars in faraway countries. The more pointless the war, the farther away, the better it is. Droning peasants makes Liz Cheney feel powerful, it’s been the great cause of her life,” he said.
“But you have to ask, do a lot of voters agree with her on that? Is there a massive national constituency for more Iraq invasions? We’ve seen the polling on that. In a word, no. There’s not a massive national constituency for Liz Cheney’s foreign policy. It’s just the opposite, in fact. People who live outside of D.C. do not support more pointless wars that do nothing for the United States or its core interests,” Carlson continued.
He added: “They are not eager to send their kids to die for eastern Ukraine. And the answer they’re not is because they’ve already done it. They fought a lot of wars like this because Liz Cheney told them to, and they’ve had enough. Yet apparently Liz Cheney is the last person who doesn’t know this. She has literally no idea. She believes she has a shot at the Republican nomination for president. And she believes that fervently enough to fly to Manchester, New Hampshire, in the middle of November.”
“So what can we conclude from this behavior? Not looking at what she says, but what she is doing. And the only answer is, Liz Cheney is delusional. She is living on another planet. And on that planet with her is the Republican Party’s fading leadership class, the people who stopped assessing reality or having new thoughts of any kind right around 2003,” he said.
“That’s the era in which they are frozen in amber. And those people are sending Liz Cheney a ton of money, huge amounts of money, because they want her to run for president. Cheney has raised millions of dollars just this year, in part from political action committees run by Mitt Romney and Mitch McConnell and, needless to say, Lindsey Graham,” he said.
“Apparently all of these geniuses think that Liz Cheney has a good shot of being president. So Liz Cheney is this cycle’s Jeb Bush who, by the way, has also given her money because of course, he has,” Carlson said.
“Now, you should know that none of these people, and they are the very same people who feel perfectly empowered to lecture you about what is conservative and what is, not one of these people has said a single word about Liz Cheney’s performance on the House of Representatives January 6th Commission,” he added.
“That commission is now in the process of trying to hunt down and destroy anyone to the right of Adam Kinzinger,” he concluded.