Cheney Warns of Trump’s Risk of Becoming a Dictator and Urges to Take His Comments Seriously

Former lawmaker Liz Cheney, R-Wyo. is currently promoting her upcoming book while expressing her concerns about former President Donald Trump’s continued influence over the Republican Party.

During an interview set to air on ABC News’ “This Week,” Cheney warned Americans to take Trump’s comments “literally and seriously,” pointing to his actions following the 2020 election and the events of January 6th.

She emphasized the extent to which Trump was willing to seize power when he believed he had lost the election, urging people to remember that “when Donald Trump woke up on the morning of Jan. 6, he thought he was going to remain as president.”

Echoing the concerns expressed by Democrats and the mainstream media, Cheney raised alarms about the potential threat of a Trump dictatorship should he win a second term, citing his comments during a town hall with Fox News host Sean Hannity in Davenport, Iowa.

Trump’s remarks during the town hall, where he made comments about his plans if reelected, sparked widespread coverage and criticism. However, Trump and his allies dismissed the comments as jokes.

Cheney’s role in the House Select January 6 Committee, aimed at investigating the events of January 6 and prosecuting Trump and his supporters, has made her a prominent critic of the former president. Her vocal opposition to Trump has also led to her being challenged in the Republican primary by a candidate largely seen as seeking retribution for Cheney’s impeachment vote against Trump.

In her warnings about a potential second Trump presidency, Cheney contended that it would be even worse than the first, citing the lack of constraints on Trump’s power and the influence of his most extreme supporters. She also expressed concern about the possibility of Trump placing unstable individuals in key government positions.

Meanwhile, Trump has dismissed Cheney’s accusations, labeling her as “unhinged” and attributing her criticism to “Trump Derangement Syndrome,” a widely used term to describe extreme opposition to the former president. Additionally, reports have suggested that Cheney is considering a third-party run for the White House in an effort to block Trump from securing the presidency once again, a move that has drawn skepticism and criticism.

Despite the potential impact of a third-party run and the concerns about splitting votes with the Democratic nominee, Cheney has indicated that she will decide on her plans for the 2024 election in the coming months.


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