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Liz Cheney says she won't support Trump in 2024 — after 'gravest violation of an oath of office by any president'
On Fox News Wednesday, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) said that she will not back former President Donald Trump if he is nominated by the Republican Party for a third time in 2024.
"If Donald Trump were the 2024 nominee, would you support him?" asked anchor Neil Cavuto.
"I would not," said Cheney. She went on to say that Trump's incitement of the insurrection on the U.S. Capitol was "the gravest violation of an oath of office by any president in American history."
Cheney, the third-ranking member of the House GOP, was one of ten Republicans to vote to impeach Trump in connection with the Capitol riot. She has faced fury from within her own caucus, and although she narrowly managed to avoid being removed from her leadership position, she is already drawing primary challenges for her perceived disloyalty to the former president.
CAVUTO: If Donald Trump were the 2024 nominee, would you support him? CHENEY: I would not. https://t.co/fJ52M0oVwM— JM Rieger (@JM Rieger)1618437246.0
On Wednesday, Ivanka Trump posted an image of herself being vaccinated for COVID-19 to Instagram, urging her followers to get immunized as well.
"Today, I got the shot!!! I hope that you do too!" wrote Ivanka. "Thank you Nurse Torres!!!"
But Ivanka's urging fell on unwilling ears. Her post quickly filled up with angry replies from Trump supporters refusing to be vaccinated and suggesting a government conspiracy — despite the fact that the development of the vaccine began under, and was promoted by, former President Donald Trump himself.
"I'm losing respect for the Trump family. So over this virtue signaling," said one poster. Another said, "No thanks! Don't want to be a lab rat. #justsayno." Yet another replied, "Your personal choice but please don't push on others."
"No thanks! With a 99% survival rate, I shall pass. With Bill Gates involved I will not get one," said Rice448.
"Hell no. Why would you post this?" asked kenny_vv.
"Nope not putting that in my body," said call_me_g95.
"Bummer. I was hoping you were above this kind of virtue signaling," rmgvd commented.
"Wow that's extremely disappointing, but honestly I'm not surprised," said heather_15la.
"Nope and please stop trying to manipulate us into doing so. It's surprising to see you doing this now like the left and Hollywood have been," said the__real__american.
In recent weeks, polling indicates the percent of Americans unwilling to be vaccinated has dropped significantly. However, vaccine refusers remain, with white Republicans being among the most hostile group.
Six Senate Republicans are trying to block legislation that would help combat the rise in hate crimes and violence against Asian Americans fueled by the coronavirus pandemic and a former president and members of his party who insist on calling it the "Chinese virus."
Late Wednesday afternoon the Senate voted 92-6 to begin debate on the legislation, known as the "COVID–19 Hate Crimes Act." Six Republicans voted against moving the legislation forward, in an attempt to block its passage.
The six are Senators Tom Cotton (AR), Ted Cruz (TX), Josh Hawley (MN), Roger Marshall (KS), Rand Paul (KY), and Tommy Tuberville (AL).
92-6: Senate votes to advance legislation to combat hate crimes against Asian Americans. 60 votes were needed. 6 Republicans voted No against ending a filibuster on COVID-19 Hates Crimes Act: Cotton, Cruz, Hawley, Marshall, Paul and Tuberville. pic.twitter.com/QA0vOQ9t0H
— Craig Caplan (@CraigCaplan) April 14, 2021
While a 92-6 vote to begin debate may sound promising, as HuffPost reports, "its path forward remains murky":
"Republicans only backed the initial vote on the condition they would have an opportunity to offer amendments. Their continued support will ultimately depend on whether top Senate leaders can agree on which amendments the chamber will consider in the coming days."
Senators Cruz, Hawley, Marshall, and Tuberville have been accused in various forms for supporting or helping to incite the January 6 insurrection. Senators Cotton and Paul made a point of ignoring the video evidence of the insurrection during former President Donald Trump's January 26 impeachment.
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