Former Rep. Liz Cheney’s (R-Wyo.) highly anticipated memoir officially launched Tuesday and soared to the top of bestseller lists.
By midday Tuesday, Amazon marked it as “temporarily out of stock,” though it was still accepting orders.
The book clinched the No. 1 spot on the overall bestseller list of books on Amazon and topped three other categories on Amazon: Memoirs, Political Leader Biographies, Women in History.
Cheney has been on a media tour for her new book, “Oath and Honor: A Memoir and a Warning,” which warns of the danger to democracy that a second term with former President Trump in the White House would bring. Trump is the leading GOP candidate for president in 2024.
The book also details the state of the Republican Party — especially in the lead up to the January 6 attack on the Capitol and the party’s subsequent response.
In an interview with NBC’s Savannah Guthrie on “Today” earlier this week, Cheney discussed the book, pledging to “do whatever it takes to make sure that Donald Trump is defeated in 2024,” not ruling out a potential third-party bid.
“He’s already attempted to seize power, and he was stopped, thankfully, and for the good of the nation and the republic,” she told Guthrie about Trump. “But he said he will do it again. He’s expressed no remorse for what he did.”
Cheney, a longtime conservative lawmaker who lost her reelection primary bid in 2022, added that there is “a very, very real threat and concern” that Trump would make himself a dictator if he wins the White House.
“I don’t say any of that lightly,” she said. “And frankly, it’s painful for me as someone who you know has spent their whole life in Republican politics, who grew up as Republican, to watch what’s happening to my party, and to watch the extent to which Donald Trump himself has, you know, basically determined that that the only thing that matters is him his power, his success.”
The book also provides new details about Trump’s response to the Capitol riot. She recalled then-House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) telling her that he went to Mar-a-Lago after the attack because Trump was depressed and not eating.
Trump fought back against these allegations, in recent social media posts, saying he was not depressed, but angry, and that he, in fact, was eating a lot after the Capitol riot.
In a statement to The Hill, a spokesperson for the book’s publisher, Little, Brown and Company (LBC), praised the book’s initial success, writing, “Cheney’s book has generated historic demand and we are certain that additional copies will be available imminently.”