Rep. Liz Cheney (RINO-WY) was so fixated on going after President Donald Trump, that she sold herself to the Democrats to be on their partisan Jan. 6 Committee. She said the quiet part out loud at the beginning of the month, saying the “single most important thing” was to ensure that Trump wasn’t the Republican nominee. Could it get any plainer?
Cheney seemed to think that was going to elevate her politically. There was even delusional talk that she was thinking about running for president in 2024 and that she wasn’t “ruling anything out.” As though anyone would want her. The big problem with that thought? She has no constituency. Democrats will vote for Democrats, they don’t care about her, they’re only using her for their ends. Republicans won’t vote for her because she’s not only attacked Trump, she’s attacked the Republican Party and thrown in with the Democrats. So who does she think she would get to vote for her? Who would ever trust her?
But now karma is about to bite her big time when it comes to her seat in Wyoming.
Harriet Hageman, the candidate endorsed by Trump who is running in the GOP primary against Cheney, won a GOP straw poll for the seat over the weekend. And it wasn’t even close.
Harriet Hageman won with 59 votes in the poll conducted by the Wyoming Republican State Central Committee; Cheney got just six votes. Talk about a dismal showing! Other candidates took three votes. That was out of 74 Committee members. While the party can’t endorse before the primary, that’s a good indication of how much trouble Cheney is in and how likely she is to get pummeled in the primary.
It probably didn’t help when, like her father, she leveled friendly fire at another Wyoming GOP member.
New: Rep. Liz Cheney tells me she finds it "concerning" that the chair of the Wyoming GOP — who is aiding her party's bid to unseat her — is an alleged member of the far-right Oath Keepers. pic.twitter.com/AmoKOwPPAb
— Olivia Beavers (@Olivia_Beavers) January 19, 2022
The Committee had already rejected Cheney after she voted to impeach President Donald Trump, voting last November 31-29 to no longer recognize the Republican congresswoman as a party member.
Cheney’s spokesperson gave a huffy response over the results of the straw poll, “The only elections that matter are in August and November.”
That’s true, but it also matters when you throw your party and your principles under the bus. It also matters when you’re not listening to what your constituents are saying. If you pretend to be “protecting democracy” but throw in with the Democrats who are trying to drag us to the left, it means either you don’t understand what’s going on or you don’t care. Either way, you’re not paying attention to what the people of Wyoming want and you’re going to get the big boot come November.
But no worries for her — we can already predict her future employment, just like we can predict that of the outgoing Kinzinger — no future political position of any worth, but being a useless talking head on CNN or MSNBC — the one representing the “Republican” side, so you know how accurate that will be.