GOP Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming said Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ similarity to Donald Trump would make him a ‘dangerous’ presidential candidate in 2024.
In an interview with the New York Times, the conservative Trump critic said she could support a Republican nominee – but not one that peddled the ex-president’s election fraud claims.
Nor could she back DeSantis, Cheney suggested, despite the GOP governor’s skyrocketing popularity over his opposition to the Biden administration on COVID-19 mandates and legislation that Democrats have described as anti-LGBTQ.
‘I think that Ron DeSantis has lined himself up almost entirely with Donald Trump, and I think that’s very dangerous,’ she said.
Cheney added that she ‘would find it very difficult’ to support DeSantis.
Both DeSantis and Trump – as well as Cheney herself – have suggested they are considering running for higher office in 2024.
But the former president has been the most forthright of the trio, hinting at nearly every public…