Liz Cheney Back on the Attack With an Anti-Trump Ad in New Hampshire
In a surprising move, Liz Cheney, the former GOP Representative from Wyoming, has launched an anti-Trump ad campaign in New Hampshire. The ad, which is airing on local television stations, targets former President Donald Trump and his allies, accusing them of promoting lies and conspiracy theories about the 2020 Presidential election.
Cheney was ousted from her leadership position in the GOP earlier this year after she repeatedly denounced Trump’s election fraud claims and criticized his role in the January 6th Capitol insurrection. She has since become a vocal critic of the former President and his movement within the Republican party.
The ad features footage of the January 6th riot, with a voiceover from Cheney condemning Trump and those who continue to support him. “The 2020 election was not stolen. Anyone who claims otherwise is pushing a dangerous lie. It’s time to tell the truth. The election wasn’t stolen, and America has a President who won a free and fair election,” she says in the ad.
Cheney’s move to launch the ad campaign in New Hampshire is seen as a possible signal of her interest in running for President in 2024. The state holds the first presidential primary in the country, and Cheney has previously stated that she is open to the idea of running for the highest office in the land.
The ad has received mixed reactions from both sides of the political aisle. Some Republicans, including Senator Mitt Romney, have praised Cheney’s courage in standing up to Trump and defending the integrity of the election. Others, however, have criticized Cheney for attacking Trump and alienating his supporters, arguing that she is further dividing an already fractured party.
In an interview with The New York Times, Cheney defended her decision to launch the ad, saying that she believes Trump and his allies pose a threat to democracy. “What happened on January 6th was a direct result of their lies, and they continue to spread those lies to this day,” she said.
Cheney’s ad is the latest in a series of salvos from Republicans who are seeking to shape the future of the party in the post-Trump era. Many are calling for a return to traditional conservative values and a rejection of Trump’s populist and nationalist agenda.
As the GOP grapples with its identity and direction, Cheney remains a controversial figure within the party. Her willingness to speak out against Trump has earned her both admirers and detractors, and many are closely watching her next moves as the battle for the soul of the Republican party continues to rage.