Former Representative Liz Cheney, once a prominent figure in the Republican Party, issued a stark warning over the weekend regarding the potential danger posed by a GOP majority in 2025.
In an interview with CBS News’s John Dickerson on “CBS Sunday Morning,” Cheney expressed her concern: “I believe very strongly in those principles and ideals that have defined the Republican Party, but the Republican Party of today has made a choice, and they haven’t chosen the Constitution. And so I do think it presents a threat if the Republicans are in the majority in January 2025.”
Cheney, an outspoken critic of former President Trump since the events of January 6, 2021, when the Capitol was attacked, is set to release a new book titled “Oath and Honor: A Memoir and a Warning.” The book takes a critical look at the state of the Republican Party and its response to the Capitol attack.
Having served as the vice chair of the House select committee investigating the January 6 attacks, Cheney faced defeat in the August 2022 primary, having become a frequent critic of her own party and the former president.
In her upcoming book, Cheney sheds light on the alleged involvement of Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.), then a relatively unknown congressman, in laying the groundwork for Trump’s efforts to overturn the election. Cheney accused Johnson of repeatedly ignoring court rulings and disregarding the decisions of state and federal courts regarding the elections in various states.
When asked about the possibility of Johnson becoming Speaker in January 2025, Cheney responded, “He can’t be. We’re facing a situation with respect to the 2024 election where it’s an existential crisis, and we have to ensure that we don’t have a situation where an election that might be thrown into the House of Representatives is overseen by a Republican majority.”
Cheney went on to issue a broader warning, suggesting that the United States is “sleepwalking into dictatorship” if Trump is reelected. As the political landscape evolves, Cheney’s concerns highlight the ongoing tensions within the Republican Party and the potential consequences of a GOP majority in the near future.