Cheney to any Trump-backed challenger: 'Bring it on'

Rep. Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn CheneyGOP's Stefanik defends Trump DOJ secret subpoenas McCarthy pushes back on Biden criticism of GOP at NATO Democrat Matt Putorti challenges Stefanik for NY House seat MORE (R-Wyo.) indicated in an interview with NBC News that she is ready for a primary against any Republican who supports former President TrumpDonald TrumpKushner lands book deal, slated for release in 2022 Biden moves to undo Trump trade legacy with EU deal Progressives rave over Harrison's start at DNC MORE

“Bring it on,” Cheney said in a preview clip of the interview with NBC’s “Today” co-anchor Savannah Guthrie that is set to air on Thursday morning, Today reported.

Cheney was ousted from her leadership position in the House on Wednesday as Republicans saw her as dividing the party due to her comments speaking out against Trump and his election fraud conspiracy theories.


Cheney was asked if her remarks against Trump were "a battle for the soul of the Republican Party.”

"This is the opening salvo in that battle, and it's a battle we have to win because it's not just about the Republican Party; it's about the country,” Cheney responded.

Cheney indicated after the vote that she would not stop speaking out against Trump and said she would fight his run for the presidency if he ran again in 2024.

Cheney did have some supporters in the House, with Rep. Ken BuckKenneth (Ken) Robert BuckWhite House backs repeal of 2002 war authorization House unveils antitrust package to rein in tech giants Roy introduces bill blocking Chinese Communist Party members from buying US land MORE (R-Colo.) saying Cheney was “canceled today for speaking her mind and disagreeing with the narrative that President Trump has put forth.”

However, many Republicans were against Cheney and are supporting Rep. Elise StefanikElise Marie StefanikHouse fails to pass bill to promote credit fairness for LGTBQ-owned businesses GOP's Stefanik defends Trump DOJ secret subpoenas McCarthy pushes back on Biden criticism of GOP at NATO MORE (R-N.Y.) to take her place now that she has been voted out. 

I intend to be the leader — one of the leaders — in a fight to help to restore our party, in a fight to bring our party back to substance and principle and in a fight to make clear that we won't participate in the really dangerous effort that's underway," Cheney said during the NBC interview.