Donald Trump Jr. Mocks Liz Cheney Over Pledge to Push Against His Father

Donald Trump Jr. has laughed off the idea that Representative Liz Cheney (R-WY) could stop his father, former President Donald Trump, from returning to White House in the future.

Cheney, who represents Wyoming's at-large congressional district, pledged to do everything she could to prevent Trump from returning to the Oval Office in comments made on Wednesday.

This followed the vote to oust her from her former position as House Republican Conference Chair, which came after criticisms she made of the former president.

Trump Jr. tweeted on Thursday: "LOL, What's Liz Cheney going to do? Take 75,000,000 people quail hunting?"

This appears to be a reference to a 2006 incident where former Vice President Dick Cheney—Rep. Cheney's father—accidentally shot Texas attorney Harry Whittington while they were hunting quail.

Former President Trump won 74,216,154 votes in the 2020 presidential election, in which he was defeated by President Joe Biden who received 81,268,924 votes, according to Federal Election Commission figures.

The former president has not confirmed that he will run again in 2024, though has hinted at the possibility and said it is something he is considering.

Trump Jr., the former president's eldest son, made his remark in a retweet of Congressman Lance Gooden (R-TX).

"Liz Cheney says she will ensure Donald J. Trump never gets anywhere near the Oval Office again," Gooden wrote. "Wyoming will ensure she never gets anywhere near Congress again."

Republican members of the House voted to remove Cheney as chair of their conference on Wednesday.

This came following her repeated criticisms of former President Trump and her outspoken opposition to the idea that the last presidential election was "stolen" from him.

That claim has come to be referred to as "the big lie."

Speaking to reporters after being ousted from her position, Cheney said she would work to stop Trump returning to office.

"We cannot both embrace the big lie and embrace the constitution," Cheney said. "I will do everything I can to ensure that the former president never again gets anywhere near the Oval Office."

Cheney was one of just 10 House Republicans to vote to impeach Trump following the deadly riot at the Capitol on January 6, which left five people dead including a police officer.

She has continued to criticize Trump in interviews and remarks since losing her leadership position.

Trump issued a statement about the Republican decision to remove Cheney on Wednesday. He remains suspended from Twitter, Facebook and Instagram but has been communicating through press releases.

"I watched her yesterday and realized how bad she is for the Republican Party," Trump said. "She has no personality or anything good having to do with politics or our Country. She is a talking point for Democrats.

"She is a warmonger whose family stupidly pushed us into the never-ending Middle East Disaster, draining our wealth and depleting our Great Military, the worst decision in our Country's history. I look forward to soon watching her as a Paid Contributor on CNN or MSDNC!"

Newsweek has asked Rep. Cheney for comment.

Representative Liz Cheney of Wyoming
US Representative Liz Cheney, Republican of Wyoming, speaks to the media at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on May 12, 2021. Cheney has said she will work to stop former President Donald Trump from returning to office. MANDEL NGAN / AFP/Getty Images