Liz Cheney tells Trump to 'bring it on' and vows to never allow him 'anywhere near the Oval Office again'
LIZ Cheney has challenged Donald Trump to "bring it on" as she pledged to never let the ex-president "anywhere near the Oval Office again".
Trump slammed Cheney as a "bitter, horrible being" after she was ousted as GOP House Chair on Wednesday – but she has clapped back.
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She told him to "bring it on" during an interview with NBC after Republicans backed Trump following her repeated criticism of him.
But Cheney has doubled down on her words, vowing to do everything in her power to stop Trump from returning as President.
"I will do everything I can to ensure that the former president never again gets anywhere near the Oval Office," she told reporters at Capitol Hill.
"We have seen the danger that he continues to provoke with his language.
"We have seen his lack of commitment and dedication to the Constitution.
"And I think it's very important that we make sure whomever we elect, is somebody who will be faithful to the Constitution."
Cheney was removed as the No.3 House Republican in a closed-door voice vote in the basement of Capitol Hill on Wednesday morning. Her fate was sealed in less than 20 minutes.
Soon after, Trump took to his website to blast Cheney and celebrate her demise, saying he "looks forward to soon watching her as a Paid Contributor on CNN."
"Liz Cheney is a bitter, horrible human being," Trump's broadside bluntly began.
"I watched her yesterday and realized how bad she is for the Republican Party. She has no personality or anything good having to do with politics or our Country," he said.
Trump called Cheney a "talking point for Democrats" and a "warmonger", an insult he has leveled at her a number of times in recent weeks.
"She is a talking point for Democrats, whether that means the Border, the gas lines, inflation, or destroying our economy," he wrote.
"She is a warmonger whose family stupidly pushed us into the never-ending Middle East Disaster, draining our wealth and depleting our Great Military, the worst decision in our Country’s history.
"I look forward to soon watching her as a Paid Contributor on CNN or MSDNC!" he concluded.
Cheney is likely to be replaced by New York Rep. Elise Stefanik, who has a less conservative voting record, though has emerged as a staunch Trump ally since he lost to Biden in the 2020 election.
Ahead of Wednesday's vote, even has her political future hung in the balance, Cheney refused to back down and continued to rebuke Trump in a speech on the House floor.
"I am a conservative Republican, and the most conservative of conservative principles is reverence for the rule of law," she said on Tuesday.
"The election is over. That is the rule of law. That is our constitutional process. Those who refuse to accept the rulings of our courts are at war with the Constitution."
She urged that the GOP "cannot let the former president drag us backward" or make the party "complicit in his efforts to unravel our democracy."
"Down that path lies our destruction, and potentially the destruction of our country."
Her critical remarks of Trump reportedly elicited boos from some of those present in the room, though she later received a standing ovation.
An election on who will replace Cheney will occur at a later date.
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