Senator Josh Hawley took a shot at anti-Trump Representative Liz Cheney, saying she doesn’t speak for Republicans and has “no support in her own caucus.”
Hawley (R-MO) made the comments to CNN chief congressional correspondent, Manu Raju.
The congressman was asked his thoughts on Cheney (R-WY) refusing to shut the door on a possible future run for the White House.
“This is somebody who has no support in her own caucus, who has hung her own members out to dry over and over … I think she’s on an island,” Hawley offered.
“Obviously she’s got to stand before voters, but I think that she certainly doesn’t speak for the vast majority of Republicans or people in my state.”
Cheney refused to rule out a future run for President of the United States when asked by the New York Post earlier this week.
“I’m not ruling anything in or out — ever is a long time,” she told the newspaper.
Cheney also said she believes the GOP is in good shape to take back the White House with “a huge number of interesting candidates” already being discussed as potential nominees.
Hawley may have had particular vitriol towards Liz Cheney, the House Republican Conference Chair because she made subtle references to him and his alleged role in the “insurrection” in that interview.
She said his efforts to uphold the integrity of the election should end Hawley’s own aspirations.
“I do think that some of our candidates who led the charge, particularly the senators who led the unconstitutional charge, not to certify the election, you know, in my view that’s disqualifying,” Cheney told the Post.