Liz Cheney commits to campaign against 'election deniers'

STORY: In an interview with ABC's Jonathan Karl that aired on 'This Week with George Stephanopoulos', Cheney said that she and Biden had discussed "the importance of putting the country ahead of partisanship."

She declined to make any definitive statements about running for the U.S. Presidency in 2024, but said her immediate plans included campaigning against "election-deniers."

"I'm going to be very focused on working to ensure that we do everything we can not to elect election-deniers. And I'm going to work against those people. I'm going to work to support their opponents, I think it matters that much," she said.

Cheney's defeat, by Trump-endorsed Harriet Hageman, marks a significant victory for the former president in his campaign to oust Republicans who backed impeaching him after a mob of his supporters stormed the Capitol building last year.

Cheney, the daughter of Republican former Vice President Dick Cheney, has used her position as co-chair on the Jan. 6 congressional committee investigating the circumstances surrounding the Capitol riot to keep attention on Trump's actions that day and his false claims that he won the 2020 election.

She said in the same interview that she hopes former Vice President Mike Pence will testify before the committee in the fall.

Republican leaders are expected to dissolve the Jan. 6 investigation if they win control of the House in November. The representatives in the new Congress take their seats in January.