Liz Cheney Bluntly Shuts Down Support for Donald Trump 2024 Run in Viral Video

Representative Liz Cheney (R-WY) bluntly shut down the prospect of supporting former President Donald Trump, if he runs for the White House again in 2024, during a Fox News interview.

Cheney, chair of the House Republican Conference and the third highest ranking GOP member of the House, was one of 10 Republican representatives to vote to impeach Trump earlier this year.

This led to calls for her to be replaced as conference chair, but colleagues voted to keep in her role on February 3.

Cheney spoke to Fox News' Neil Cavuto on Wednesday, who asked about the prospect of a Trump 2024 run.

"If Donald Trump were the 2024 nominee, would you support him?" Cavuto asked.

"I would not," Cheney said.

A 10-second video of Cheney's comment shared on Twitter has one million views and more than 28 thousand likes at time of writing.

Question: If Donald Trump were the 2024 nominee, would you support him?
Liz Cheney: I would not

— Acyn (@Acyn) April 14, 2021

Cheney also reiterated her criticism of Trump's conduct surrounding the violence at the U.S. Capitol on January 6.

"I've been clear about my views about what happened on January 6," Cheney said. "I obviously voted to impeach him. I think that it was the gravest violation of an oath of office by any president in American history."

Cheney said her party couldn't "embrace insurrection" or downplay the violence at the Capitol. She also pointed to Democrats making what she called a "real turn towards socialism" saying "those are battles that we have to fight."

Newsweek has contacted Cheney and Trump's offices for comment.

Trump remains the candidate to beat for the GOP presidential nomination in 2024. Recent Ipsos/Reuters polling suggests that 6 in 10 Republicans want the former president to run for the White House again. He has hinted at the prospect of a future run, though not confirmed this as his intention.

Trump has returned fire with criticism of Cheney and issued a statement on Wednesday discussing potential primary challenges to her and Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), who voted to convict Trump at his Senate impeachment trial.

"And so many people are looking to run against Crazy Liz Cheney - but we only want one," the statement said. "She is so far down in Wyoming polls that the only way she can win is numerous candidates running against her and splitting the vote."

"Hopefully that won't happen," Trump's statement went on. "I'll make an endorsement soon."

Wyoming State Senator Anthony Bouchard announced his intention to challenge Cheney on January 20, while State Representative Chuck Gray also threw his hat into the ring on March 4. Bryan Miller, chair of Sheridan County Republican Party, told CNN he would challenge Cheney and former mayor of Pavilion Marissa Selvig is also running.

Representative Liz Cheney of Wyoming
U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) leaves the podium after speaking during a news conference with other Republican members of the House of Representatives at the Capitol on July 21, 2020 in Washington, DC. Cheney has said she will not support former President Donald Trump if he runs for president in 2024. Samuel Corum/Getty Images