Hawley Rips Cheney Over Trump Criticism: I Think She’s 'Spiraling’
Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) is taking aim at Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) over her criticism of former President Donald Trump.
During an interview on “The Megyn Kelly Show,” Hawley addressed the Wyoming Congresswoman’s claim as he said, “I don’t know her personally. I think she’s sort of spiraling if you look at the things that she’s saying, the claims that she’s making.”
“I think that the viewpoints that she represents, not just with regards to the former president, Megyn, but in her support for these endless wars… I just think she’s out-of-step with Republican voters,” he continued.
He added, “I just think this is somebody who does not really represent Republicans.”
Hawley said that he believes Trump would win the Republican Party’s presidential primary in 2024. The Missouri senator also said that he does not plan to launch a bid for the White House.
Listen to his comments below:
"I just think she's out of step with Republican voters…this is somebody who does not really represent Republicans…"
Sen. Josh @HawleyMO on Rep. Liz Cheney and the state of the GOP. Listen below, download the FULL show here: https://t.co/F96HgI7HIWhttps://t.co/Ug9rU1yVsK pic.twitter.com/wpUXhW0qkp
— The Megyn Kelly Show (@MegynKellyShow) May 5, 2021
Hawley was one of several Republican lawmakers who objected to the certification of the Electoral College vote. He cited concerns around unfounded claims that there was widespread fraud that tilted the results in President Joe Biden’s favor.
In April, Cheney addressed the 2024 race as she said, “I think we have a huge number of interesting candidates, but I think that we’re going to be in a good position to be able to take the White House.”
“I do think that some of our candidates who led the charge, particularly the senators who led the unconstitutional charge, not to certify the election, you know, in my view that’s disqualifying,” she added.
Cheney, who is one of 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump, is now facing an effort to strip her of her leadership role in the House as her colleagues have reportedly grown frustrated with her willingness to refute claims that the election was stolen and criticize the former president.
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