Congresswoman Liz Cheney – WUSF

After his Iowa win, Liz Cheney urges Sarasota audience to reject Donald Trump

WUSF | By Cathy Carter
Published January 16, 2024 at 6:45 PM EST
Updated January 17, 2024 at 8:02 AM EST

During a sold-out speech, the former GOP representative told the audience it was important to not become “numb” to the attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

Calling him a threat to democracy, former GOP representative Liz Cheney said Donald Trump’s victory in Iowa should be a wake-up call to Republicans who have so far minimized the former president’s reelection bid.

“It’s very clear that you can’t beat Donald Trump if you don’t actually campaign against Donald Trump,” she said of his rivals’ lackluster results in Iowa. “I think one of the challenges that we’ve seen candidates like Nikki Haley and Ron DeSantis face was an unwillingness to actually speak the truth about Donald Trump and who he is and what he stands for.”