Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) got her rear handed to her in her primary in Wyoming, losing by almost 40 points to Harriet Hageman who had been endorsed by President Donald Trump.
What was hilarious was that after being handed such a decisive fanny kicking, Cheney then said that she was considering possibly running for president in 2024, not seeming to understand that she wouldn’t have any constituency to be able to win in such an effort.
If she’s not attacking Trump as part of the Jan. 6 Committee since she’ll be out in January, the Democrats no longer will have a use for her. They no longer have to pump her up as having any kind of credibility.
Cheney suddenly seems to realize that she dug herself a hole that she can’t get out of, that she’s history in January.
Of course, being Cheney, she’s doing exactly the wrong thing to try to get out of the hole. Or perhaps the right thing, if what she cares about is getting a position on MSNBC. She’s now expanding her grift to make herself relevant (to Democrats) by attacking other Republicans including people like Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO), Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a possible presidential candidate in 2024.
She attacked Hawley and Cruz for objecting to the electoral counts from Pennsylvania and Arizona, claiming they were “unfit to serve.” But that’s completely within the Constitution to do so, contrary to what she claimed. Indeed, Democrats including Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) who serves on the Jan. 6 Committee objected to the electoral count for Trump in January 2017. But Cheney doesn’t seem to have a problem with that.
Many Democrats made similar objections in prior elections. Democrats including Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton all cast doubt on the election of Trump. But that hasn’t stopped her from throwing in with them, she just attacks Republicans.
But when she tries to take on Ted Cruz, she’s outmatched and just looks like she’s desperate for attention.
Understanding @tedcruz isn’t difficult. He lacks principle and has always been a chameleon who will say anything, anytime. He thinks he’s so smart no one can see through him. Ted, we can. All of us can.
— Liz Cheney (@Liz_Cheney) August 30, 2022
That’s sort of hilarious and pretty sad coming from someone who threw out any principle that she claimed to have by throwing in with the Democrats. Imagine Cheney calling anyone else unprincipled. It’s a straight-up projection by someone trying to kiss the feet of Democrats for relevance. She’s becoming the bitter equivalent of Hillary Clinton, now that she’s adding stewing about her loss as well.
But Cruz, who has a great sense of humor and a good record of doing in those who try to take him on, finished her off with a simple response.
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) August 30, 2022
That’s the perfect response because that’s what she’s facing right now — complete irrelevance in January.