WATCH: Rep. Liz Cheney speaks with Judy Woodruff about Trump, Jan. 6 and endorsing Democrats

Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney endorsed the Democratic candidate in Ohio’s closely contested Senate race in the final stretch of campaigning before the midterm elections.

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Speaking with the PBS NewsHour’s anchor and managing editor Judy Woodruff on Tuesday, Cheney said she supports Democrat Tim Ryan for Ohio’s open Senate seat over Republican JD Vance, a Trump loyalist who has questioned the 2020 election outcome.

If she were a Buckeye, “I would not vote for JD Vance,” Cheney said.

Cheney, who serves as vice chair of the House Jan. 6 committee, is among the most prominent Republicans who have spoken out against former President Donald Trump and the “Big Lie” that the 2020 results of the presidential election were fraudulent. Cheney lost the 2022 Republican primary election in Wyoming to a Trump-backed candidate who’s embraced election falsehoods.

Last week, Cheney endorsed Democrat Rep. Elissa Slotkin in her reelection bid in Michigan. It was the Republican’s first-ever endorsement of a Democrat.

“We’re at a moment now where my party has really lost its way,” she said. “It’s dangerous because we’ve become beholden to a man who was willing to attempt to stop the peaceful transfer of power.”

“We can’t give power to people who have told us they won’t respect the outcome of elections,” she added.

At Tuesday’s event, Cheney said she might endorse more Democrats before Election Day. The Republican also said the Jan. 6 panel is “in discussions” with lawyers about Trump’s potential testimony.

This event was sponsored by the city club of Cleveland and produced in partnership with Ideastream.