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Liz Cheney for president? Wyoming lawmaker says she will 'make a decision about 2024 down the road'

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Republican Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming said during an interview on CNN's "State of the Union" that she has not yet made a choice about whether to mount a 2024 presidential bid.

Cheney, who voted in favor of impeaching then-President Donald Trump in the wake of the January 6, 2021, Capitol riot, is one of the two Republicans serving on the House Select Committee established to investigate the January 6 episode.

Cheney told CNN's Jake Tapper that she is currently focused on the work of the committee as well as her work as a representative for Wyomingites — she said that she will "make a decision about 2024 down the road."

The congresswoman, who is the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, has served as the representative for Wyoming's at-large congressional district since 2017.

Trump has backed challenger Harriet Hageman in the primary contest and described Cheney as a "warmonger," "disloyal Republican," and "RINO," which stands for "Republican in name only."

Cheney told Tapper that regardless of the outcome of the August 16 primary contest, she will "continue to fight hard to ensure Donald Trump is never anywhere close to the Oval Office ever again."

Media personality Geraldo Rivera has described Cheney as a "hero" and claimed that while Trump would lose to Biden, Cheney would defeat the Democratic president.

"Liz Cheney is a once-in-a-generation stand up hero. Unlike everyone else involved, she has put her career in peril, and stayed in the fight. History will honor her. In the meantime, it’s up to Wyoming," Rivera recently tweeted.

"Biden would beat Trump," he tweeted. "Cheney would beat Biden."

"Liz Cheney for POTUS," he declared in another tweet.

Biden, who has been facing dismal job approval numbers across various polls, said last year that he will run for re-election provided that he has "good health." If Biden, who is already the oldest person ever to serve as president, were to run and win re-election, he would be 86 years old by the end of his second term.

Trump, who is widely expected to mount a 2024 presidential bid, would very likely trounce Cheney in the GOP primary if she decided to challenge him.

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