Former Wyoming congresswoman Liz Cheney, once a rising star in the Republican Party, launched her first television ad of the 2024 election cycle in New Hampshire on Tuesday, warning voters of the “risk” of a second Donald Trump presidency.
The 60–second ad featuring footage of the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol, was funded by Cheney’s political organization, Great Task PAC.
“Donald Trump is a risk America can never take again,” Cheney narrates in the ad. “Donald Trump is the only president in American history who has refused to guarantee the peaceful transfer of power… There has never been a greater dereliction of duty by any president.”
The ad comes as Trump prepares to hold a televised town hall at Saint Anselm College just outside of Manchester.
Cheney was removed from her party leadership position by colleagues in 2021 after repeated criticism of Trump following her vote to impeach him in January of that year. In 2022, she lost her seat to Trump–backed Republican primary challenger Harriet Hageman.
In her concession speech after losing her election, Cheney previewed her ongoing efforts to prevent Trump’s potential political resurrection, saying, “This fight is not over — it may take many years… I will do everything in my power to make sure Donald Trump is never again near the Oval Office.”
The former vice chairwoman of the January 6th Select Committee in the House has not ruled out her own presidential run, though she has made no public moves to suggest she is looking to mount a campaign.
Cheney’s group financed a $500,000 ad buy targeting Arizona’s Kari Lake and Mark Finchem in the 2022 midterm elections, who both said they would not have certified President Joe Biden’s 2020 win in Arizona. Both candidates lost their elections.
The former congresswoman is presently teaching at the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics as a professor of practice, and will be releasing a memoir in November called “Oath and Honor: A Memoir and a Warning.”
For now, it appears that Cheney is focused on preventing Trump from securing a second term in the White House, but it remains to be seen if her efforts will be enough to dissuade voters from electing him in 2024.