During an interview aired Sunday on CBS’s “60 Minutes,” the rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) that she could “absolutely” win re-election despite having accused former President Donald Trump.
Trump has approved attorney Harriet Hageman in the race to oust Cheney, who was removed from her GOP leadership position after voting to accuse the former president of his role in riots Jan. 6 in the U.S. capital.
Cheney stressed the importance of her race, adding that a vote against her in favor of a Trump-approved candidate was a vote for “someone who has put allegiance to Trump rather than allegiance to the Constitution.”
“The Republican Party here has rejected you. They have called for your departure. We have been told that your approval rating here has dropped around 30%. Can you win this seat? CBSs asked Leslie Stahl.
“Absolutely,” Cheney replied. “I think it will be the most important house race in 2022, and it will be a place where people have the opportunity to say that we will stand by the Constitution.”
She added: “A vote against me in this race, a vote on who Donald Trump has supported, is a vote on someone who is willing to hold on to the big lie, someone who has allegiance to Trump rather than allegiance to the Constitution. “
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