Former Congresswoman Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) has released a television ad, funded by her political action committee, warning viewers that former President Donald Trump “is a risk America can never take again.”
The 60-second spot, which Cheney narrates but does not appear in, began airing on CNN on Tuesday, ahead of a high-profile town hall featuring Trump on Wednesday night. The former president, now a 2024 candidate, will be taking questions from voters in New Hampshire during the event.
In the ad, Cheney recounts Trump’s loss to Democrat Joe Biden in the 2020 election and his subsequent lies about the results. She then states, “he mobilized a mob to come to Washington and march on the Capitol” on January 6, 2021. The spot features footage of the pro-Trump mob storming the Capitol, attacking law enforcement officers, and searching for then-Vice President Mike Pence.
Cheney’s narration reflects her previous assessments as the vice chairwoman of the House select committee that investigated the attack. The former congresswoman, who was removed from House Republican leadership due to her opposition to Trump, lost her GOP primary in Wyoming last year to Harriet M. Hageman, a Trump-endorsed candidate who went on to win the seat in the general election.
The Wednesday night town hall at St. Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire, marks Trump’s first appearance on CNN since the 2016 campaign, despite his frequent criticism of the network. CNN This Morning anchor Kaitlan Collins will moderate the event, featuring questions from New Hampshire Republicans and undeclared voters planning to participate in the 2024 GOP presidential primary. Cheney has not ruled out a Republican White House bid next year.
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