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Liz Cheney won't rule out a presidential bid; wants probe of violence limited to events of Jan. 6

"I’m not ruling anything in or out — ever is a long time," the Wyoming Republican said.
Rep. Liz Cheney is not rejecting the idea of potentially mounting a presidential bid in the future

Updated: April 26, 2021 - 4:45pm

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House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney, who was one of 10 House Republicans to vote to impeach President Trump earlier this year in January in the wake of the January 6 Capitol breach, is not rejecting the idea of one day mounting a presidential bid. 

"I’m not ruling anything in or out — ever is a long time," the Wyoming Republican said to the New York Post in response to being asked if she would ever consider a presidential bid.

The Hill reported that Cheney has said that a proposed 9/11-style commission to examine issues pertaining to the Jan. 6 episode at the U.S. Capitol should stick to that single issue rather than branching out to also scrutinize matters such as violence in the U.S. linked to Black Lives Matter and Antifa. The outlet said that Cheney's position contrasts with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy's view that such a probe should not be strictly limited to examining the Jan. 6 episode.

"What happened on Jan. 6 is unprecedented in our history, and I think that it's very important that the commission be able to focus on that," Cheney said when questioned about the scope of the commission's investigation, according to the outlet. "I'm very concerned, as all my colleagues are, about the violence that we saw, the BLM, the antifa violence last summer. I think that's a different set of issues, a different set of problems and a different set of solutions," she said. "And so I think it's very important that the Jan. 6 commission stays focused on what happened on Jan. 6, and what led to that day."