ARCHIV - 16.06.2022, USA, Washington: Liz Cheney, stellvertretende Vorsitzende und Mitglied des US-Repräsentantenhauses für Wyoming, hört dem Sonderausschuss des Repräsentantenhauses, der den Angriff auf das Kapitol am 6. Januar 2021 untersucht, bei einer Anhörung im Kapitol zu. Die Republikanerin Liz Cheney hat ihre Partei vor einer erneuten Kandidatur von Ex-Präsident Donald Trump gewarnt. «Ich denke, dass er nicht der Kandidat der Partei sein kann (zu dpa «Republikanerin Cheney: Trump darf niemals wieder Präsident werden») Foto: Susan Walsh/AP/dpa +++ dpa-Bildfunk +++

Republican Liz Cheney has warned her party against ex-President Donald Trump running for office again. “I think he can’t be the party’s candidate. I don’t think the party would survive that,” said the deputy chair of the investigative committee into the January 2021 Capitol attack in an interview aired on US television on Sunday.

“I think there’s no question that a dangerous man like Donald Trump should never go anywhere near the Oval Office again.” The Oval Office is the US President’s office in the White House.

A former White House employee caused an uproar on Tuesday with her impressive testimony before the committee. According to Cassidy Hutchinson, Trump is said to have been aware of possible violence on January 6, 2021. He knew the demonstrators were armed. She worked as a White House aide to his chief of staff, Mark Meadows. Cheney said her testimony was an “incredible example of bravery, courage and patriotism” given the pressure she was under.

US media had recently reported that Republican Trump – not least because of the incriminating statements against him in the committee – could soon announce a possible candidacy for the 2024 presidential election. When asked if Cheney herself would consider running, the daughter of former US Vice President Dick Cheney said, “I haven’t made a decision on that yet.”