Republican lawmaker Liz Cheney says her party should not allow former President Trump to gain the GOP presidential nomination in 2024.
"Look, what we saw him do after the election, what we saw him do on the 6th, are absolutely disqualifying," Cheney told CNN's Jake Tapper.
As Tapper noted that Trump would be a Republican frontrunner should he choose to run, Cheney further detailed why she feels the former president isn't fit to again become America's commander-in-chief.
"When you have somebody who has demonstrated his lack of fidelity to the Constitution, someone who is at war with the rule of law, you cannot entrust that person with the power of the presidency ever again," she said.
Almost a full year since Trump left office, Cheney says it's vital he doesn't earn a second term.
"I think it's critically important for the republic that he not be anywhere close to the Oval Office ever again," she said.
Cheney also talked about the state of the Republican party. “We’re certainly in a very dangerous place as a party. I think that right now we have a cult of personality. We have too many people in the party who have decided to embrace the former president.”
“Right now my party is not embracing truth, is not embracing substance and seriousness,” she said.
CNN's Ryan Nobles contributed reporting to this post.