Cheney on the problem of US politics: ‘We are electing idiots’ – News Block

Former Republican Rep. Liz Cheney

Former Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) suggested Monday that the problem with American politics is that “we’re electing idiots.”

“Look, I think the country right now is facing enormously challenging and fundamentally important issues,” Cheney said at an event with the Community and Cultural Center, 92nd Street Y, New York. “What we have done in our politics is create a situation where we are electing idiots.”

Cheney, who is a strong opponent of former President Trump, offered the reflection in response to a question about whether she would run for president if polls showed it would hurt Trump’s third run for the White House.

“I don’t look at it through the lens of whether this is what I should do or what I shouldn’t do,” the former congresswoman said. “I look at it through the lens of, how do we cast serious people? And I think that electing serious people cannot be partisan.”

“Because of the situation we’re in, where we have a major party candidate who is trying to unravel our democracy, and I don’t say that lightly…

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