July 13th, 2009
02:51 PM ET
5 years ago

Liz Cheney open to running for office

Liz Cheney said that she 'may well' run for political office in the future.
Liz Cheney said that she 'may well' run for political office in the future.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Liz Cheney, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney and a former State Department official, said Monday that she is considering running for political office sometime in the future.

"It's something I may well may do down the road," Cheney said in an interview with the Washington Times. "I hope to have the opportunity at some point to have that make sense for my family and everything else that's going on."

Cheney has addressed this possibility before, telling Fox News in May that she wasn't thinking about running for office anytime soon because she was focused on raising her five kids and helping her father write his memoirs.

Cheney has made headlines in the past few months for defending her father and attacking the Obama administration's national security policy. She also said in the interview that recent reports that the former vice president ordered the CIA to withhold information about a secret counterterrorism program from Congress are just political cover for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

"It gets more and more appalling everyday," she said. "I think they're very worried about Speaker Pelosi."


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soundoff (302 Responses)
  1. awaitingliberalizationbyCNN

    The libs are showing their oppressive, sexist sides by trying to destroy this woman before she even begins. These people who respond with the tired and worn democratic lines (that are at least 40 years old in some cases) need to put down the bongs, get a job Hate, more hate, hate more and slander, that is the democratic pary in America. I didn't read real carefully but I am sure one of the left wing nuts also took a shot at her kids. Typical sexist, racist democratic whines and rants.

    July 13, 2009 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  2. SPQR753

    Wow!! My heart trembles.....I'm sooooooo excited !

    July 13, 2009 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  3. joe smith

    if Uncle Ted with all his connections, could not get Caroline a job..it's doubtful, very doubtful ms cheney has a snowballs chance in he– in securing an influential political job..appointment yes..popular vote, no

    July 13, 2009 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  4. Steve (the real one)

    To all the "I'll never vote for her" crowd. News flash! If you don't live in her district or state and she decides to run for the House or Senate. Guess what??? You don't get to VOTE!

    July 13, 2009 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  5. cecilia

    Please say it isn't so – but I knew it was going to happen when she got on TV with Dad – One thing I know for sure – she thinks just like her dad and that is not a good thing – how about going fishing the Palin – that's a good idea

    July 13, 2009 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  6. Frank

    I wouldn't worry too much about Liz.

    She is going to be too busy helping Daddy avoid an international war crimes tribunal to run for office any time soon.

    July 13, 2009 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  7. cheneywatchorg

    Fine, then we will wind up prosecuting her in no time as well. So be it. She's been real keen to go out to the public and lie to cover for her father, so expect her to do as GWBush did and run to polish her Dick's legacy.

    July 13, 2009 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  8. Kevin Leo (Jonesboro, GA)

    Dick Cheney may be Darth Vader but Liz Cheney sure as heck is no Princess Leia!!!

    July 13, 2009 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  9. James - St. Paul, MN

    This has been obvious for several months. It is interesting to note how much press and TV visibility Ms. Cheney has received, apparently based upon no other credentials or accomplishments other than her relationship with her father. I sincerely hope that she runs for office, so that Americans can clearly and unambiguously tell the Cheney family exactly what we think of their torture policies and self-serving warmongering. I would be very pleased to have a chance to vote against her.

    July 13, 2009 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  10. Mark Silks

    When are these morons, both Democratic and Republican, going to learn that the American public does not want any more politician retreads.

    July 13, 2009 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  11. Joe, New York City

    anybody can run now that we have set the bar so low with Obama...the ONLY qualification is that you were a "community organizer" you're qualified for President.

    July 13, 2009 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  12. amy

    buckwheat – That is a load. What you got against women?

    July 13, 2009 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  13. Tim

    Smartest woman out there. She gets right to the point and usually makes partisan attack dogs look like fools.

    July 13, 2009 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  14. Kevin in Ohio

    Go for it....... if she can stand the left-wing hate machine.

    July 13, 2009 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  15. Andy H

    What is appalling is the idea of another Cheney in office. Her father is an international disgrace and one of the reasons I have left the Republican party.

    July 13, 2009 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  16. LisaB

    Why would anyone vote for someone who was raised by one of the most corrupt public officials in this country's history, not to mention one of the most hateful couples in America.

    July 13, 2009 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  17. Jack

    She would be better than 75% of the people we have now. Everything she said is right on that they are covering for Pelosi. Pelosi is so beligerent and inarticulate I laugh every time she has a new conference.

    July 13, 2009 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  18. PaulC

    Just what we need, another Chaney. With Jeb in the white house they could take turns waterboarding each other.

    July 13, 2009 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  19. Tim

    I saw her attacked by 5 individuals on the Morning Joe on MSNBC, and she left every one of them speachless, after she set them straight on their attacks. And Joe just kind of sat back and enjoyed watching her shread his liberal cohorts. It was quite funny.

    July 13, 2009 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  20. sam, HIGHLAND RANCH, COLORADO

    Dear God, I beg you. Do not give us another corrupt Cheney.!!!

    July 13, 2009 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  21. Annie, Atlanta

    The same Liz Cheney who joined her father's propoganda tour touting war is good, torture is good, America is no longer safe? That means the wingnuts will be out in droves to vote for her, no matter the ignorance and misinformation involved. This is what we've become?

    July 13, 2009 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  22. Jennifer

    I would love for her to run. Then all of her lies would be exposed.

    July 13, 2009 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  23. CT native

    Ahhhhh well, being "silent" and not seen is a woman lot in life. Always behind the man. WELL – News Flash – Let it be known WE ARE PUSHING though. We eventually get what we (women) want. We got the VOTE didn't we? Some things just take a little longer.
    But fear not, we are relentless, tenaciousness, and our perserverance and all that will WIN OUT IN THE END.
    We WILL HAVE A HIGHLY QUALIFIED WOMAN PRESIDENT and SHE will appoint HER HIGHLY QUALIFIED fellow WOMEN ( & friends ) to HIGH posts just like the men have always done. (except that the men are NOT Highly qualified, they are just MEN). SO there!

    July 13, 2009 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
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