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

Liz Cheney open to running for office

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/05/12/art.cheneys0512.gi.jpg caption="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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