- Rep. Liz Cheney told CNN she’s “deeply concerned” about 2022 voter refusals.
- According to one report, 43 disqualified candidates are seeking statewide office in 27 states.
- “I think all those people should be defeated,” Cheney said.
GOP Rep. Liz Cheney said in an exclusive interview with CNN on Jan. 6 about the House committee’s investigation that the candidates running for re-election are “very stressed” and “must lose” in the 2022 midterms.
In the year The Jan. 6 Republican re-election of House Vice Chairman Cheney, who represents Wyoming, to a Trump-backed opponent in August.
“I’m very worried, I think those people should be defeated.” Cheney said in a clip of the interview with CNN host Jake Tapper obtained by Politico Playbook and set to air in its entirety Sunday afternoon at 9 p.m. “The responsibility we all have to ensure that we protect our Republicans and protect our institutions must transcend politics.”
In all, 43 Republican candidates for governor, attorney general and secretary of state will be on the ballot in 27 states in November, according to a recent report by the nonpartisan group United Action USA. Arizona, Michigan and Alabama have candidates running for all three offices in November.
“It doesn’t matter which party a person belongs to,” Cheney added. “If the contestants, for example, refuse to ensure legitimate election results in the future, they must be defeated.”
Cheney in the year Self-appointed candidates have warned that if they run again in key states such as Arizona, Michigan and Nevada in 2024, they will deliver victory to former President Donald Trump.
“This is clearly a threat to the survival of the republic, and I think those people must be defeated,” Cheney said.
In addition to rejecting the election, The 2022 primary election has many Republican candidates, losing by wide margins, refusing to admit their losses, baselessly claiming fraud and in some cases calling for a recount.
And November may follow even more in former President Donald Trump’s model of refusing to admit defeat. In the year He was a high-profile departure from the norm in 2020, when his supporters stormed the Capitol and refused to concede defeat to President Joe Biden.
In a New York Times report published on Sunday, the institute surveyed 20 Republican candidates running for US Senate and governor, and found that six of them, backed by Trump, refused to confirm they would accept the results of their election.
A similar Washington Post report published on Sunday found that dozens of GOP Senate and gubernatorial candidates would not commit or respond to the results of their nominations this fall, leaving many in doubt about their safety. Electoral systems of states.