Picture this: a dimly lit video editing suite. A tech sits hunched over a pair of large-screen computer monitors, piecing together a video that could potentially reveal former Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney’s next move. Alongside the tech, a political consultant and Cheney herself watch intently as the video comes together.
The video features a powerful narration by Cheney herself, critiquing former President Donald Trump. “Donald Trump is the only president in American history who has refused to guarantee the peaceful transfer of power,” her recorded voice says, accompanied by visuals of Trump. The video depicts the events of January 6, 2021, in a way that makes it appear as if tens of thousands of people descended on the Capitol and began to attack it.
As the video progresses, Cheney’s narration becomes more intense: “Then, [Trump] watched on television while the mob attacked law enforcement, invaded the Capitol, and hunted the vice president.” The video climaxes with her saying, “Donald Trump is a risk America can never take again.”
Once the video is complete, the tech, slightly confused about the political affiliation of his clients, remarks, “That ought to help you Democrats win.” The consultant corrects him, stating that they are, in fact, Republicans, leaving the tech even more baffled.
While the tech may not be particularly interested in politics, one can’t help but wonder what this video might signify for Cheney’s future plans. Is this a hint that she’s planning to run for president, positioning herself as an anti-Trump Republican? Only time will tell, but one thing’s for sure: this video will undoubtedly stir up some conversation.