- GOP Rep. Liz Cheney said she's considering a presidential run in 2024, she told Savannah Guthrie on "TODAY."
- Cheney said she'll do "whatever it takes" to keep Trump out of the White House
- Cheney lost her Wyoming House primary to a Trump-backed challenger on Tuesday.
Rep. Liz Cheney said she's weighing a run for president in 2024, just hours after losing her Wyoming Republican primary to a candidate backed by former President Donald Trump.
"I'm not going to make any announcements here this morning, but it is something that I'm thinking about and I'll make a decision in the coming months," Cheney told Savannah Guthrie during a Wednesday interview on "TODAY."
She continued: "I will be doing whatever it takes to keep Donald Trump out of the Oval Office."
Cheney told Guthrie that she's going to spend the next several months completing her work in Congress, as well as continuing to serve as vice chair on the House select committee investigating the Capitol attack on January 6, 2021. She broke with Trump when she voted to impeach him over the riot, and has since continued to be one of his toughest Republican critics.
"I'm going to be making sure that people all around this country understand the stakes of what we're facing," Cheney said. "Understand the extent to which we've now got one major political party — my party — which has really become a cult of personality."
Harriet Hageman, a Trump-backed challenger, defeated Cheney in Tuesday's Republican primary.
"This primary election is over. But now the real work begins," Cheney said during her concession speech on Tuesday night, calling on Americans to join her fight against Trump.
Cheney allies told Insider ahead of the primary that they think she will remain in the national spotlight and some would like to see her run for president in 2024.
A new Federal Election Commission filing early Wednesday morning showed that Cheney has already converted her House campaign finance committee into a federal leadership political action committee, which can be used for a wide range of tasks — including raising money.
A Cheney spokesperson told Politico on Wednesday that in the coming weeks, the congresswoman "will be launching an organization to educate the American people about the ongoing threat to our Republic, and to mobilize a unified effort to oppose any Donald Trump campaign for president."
Trump, meanwhile, celebrated Cheney's loss.
"Now she can finally disappear into the depths of political oblivion where, I am sure, she will be much happier than she is right now," he wrote on his social media platform, Truth Social, on Tuesday night.