Before she was unceremoniously voted out of office last year, then-U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) made it clear that she would continue her crusade against former President Donald Trump.
This week, she made good on that promise by providing the narration for an anti-Trump ad released in New Hampshire by the Great Task political action committee.
“Donald Trump is a risk America can never take again,” she said of the current frontrunner in the 2024 GOP presidential primary.
Cheney went on to describe Trump as “the only president in American history who has refused to guarantee the peaceful transfer of power,” describing his behavior as the greatest “dereliction of duty” ever committed by a commander-in-chief.
It is worth noting that Cheney, who billed herself as a conservative Republican on Capitol Hill, has not been an outspoken critic of the massive debt, open borders, and other leftist policies supported by President Joe Biden and the modern Democratic Party.
Like certain other current and former members of the GOP, her disdain for Trump has apparently overshadowed any conservative values she once held.
Rep. Harriet Hageman (R-WY), who handily defeated Cheney in last year’s primary race and went on to win the general election, reacted to the latest ad by declaring that Trump is not the individual Republicans would like to see disappear from public life.
“It’s Liz Cheney,” she wrote. “In Wyoming, we rejected the idea that a woman from Virginia could tell us what we should think, and the voters of New Hampshire will do that too.”
Hageman asserted that Cheney’s “personal vendetta against President Trump knows no bounds,” as evidenced by the new campaign ad.
“She’s taking the donations she’s gotten from Democrats and throwing them away on ineffective TV ads to settle a personal score,” the freshman congresswoman wrote. “She might as well be setting the money on fire, because it won’t work, just like all her other attempts to silence President Trump.”
Other prominent conservative pundits expressed similar criticism in light of Cheney’s latest move.
Liz Cheney is obsessed with President Trump.
It’s not healthy.
She should check herself into a mental health institution.
— Brigitte Gabriel (@ACTBrigitte) May 9, 2023
In addition to openly endorsing Democrats who run against Republicans she does not support, Cheney confirmed last year that she “won’t be a Republican” if Trump receives the GOP nomination ahead of next year’s election.