This article was first published by TheNewAmerican.com on Wednesday, April 28, 2021:
Liz Cheney, Wyoming’s RINO representative and surviving leader of the House Republican Conference, saw her chance and she took it. Despite claiming that all is well inside the GOP — unity, confidence, enthusiasm over the party’s prospects to retake the House in 2022, etc. — she never misses an opportunity to speak to the press or sit for an interview and indirectly bash Donald Trump and his supporters.
When asked about whether she was considering running for the presidency in 2024, she gushed: “I’m not going to rule anything in or out — ever is a long time.”
The GOP conference held in Orlando last week (close to Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate, although Cheney didn’t invite him to attend) is an annual affair, situated far from Washington, where the party regulars gather to lick their wounds and plan for their future.
This year it was all about “unity,” but Cheney made sure that that “unity” did not and would not ever (if she had her way) include Donald Trump.
Or anyone who supports him:
I do think that some of our candidates who led the charge — particularly the senators who led the unconstitutional charge not to certify the election … in my view that’s disqualifying.
For Cheney, Trump’s popularity is a mirage: “I think right now the Republican Party is headed by Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy.… I think our elected leaders are the ones who are in charge of the Republican Party.”
Nothing was mentioned about her low polling numbers in Wyoming. Following her noisy vote to impeach Trump for allegedly inciting the January 6 Capitol Hill riot, her popularity in a state that voted for Donald Trump 70-30 over Biden dropped like a stone. The latest poll shows that only 10 percent of Republican voters (and 13 percent of all Wyoming voters) said they would vote to reelect her in 2022. Further, several opponents are challenging her in the state’s primary, with one of them, State Senator Anthony Bouchard, already holding a 30-point lead over Cheney.
She did it to herself, by declaring on January 12:
This insurrection caused injury, death and destruction in the most sacred space in our Republic. Much more will become clear in coming days and weeks, but what we know now is enough. The President of the United States summoned this mob, assembled the mob, and lit the flame of this attack. Everything that followed was his doing. None of this would have happened without the President.
The President could have immediately and forcefully intervened to stop the violence. He did not.
There has never been a greater betrayal by a President of the United States of his office and his oath to the Constitution.
I will vote to impeach the President.
Following her vote, she managed to keep her position as chair of the House Republican Conference, but lost the support of her party back home. The 45-member Carbon County Wyoming Republican Central Committee voted unanimously to censure her.
Her RINO creds include supporting the endless war in Afghanistan and opposing Trump’s efforts to remove American troops from it; her voting record as a “Constitutionalist” during her three terms is a dismal 60 out of 100 according to The New American’s Freedom Index; and she is a defender of Dr. Anthony Fauci’s war on freedom of choice via his unconstitutional, unscientific, un-American, and totalitarian decrees.
Worst of all, she is her father’s daughter. Former Vice President Richard “Dick” Cheney is, as The New American has noted, “one of the Republican Party’s high-level Deep State operatives” who has “shepherded his daughter through the corridors of power over the last three decades.”
Upon learning of Representative Cheney’s suggestion that she might be a candidate for president in 2024, Donald Trump unloaded:
Liz Cheney is polling sooo low in Wyoming, and has sooo little support, even from the Wyoming Republican Party, that she is looking for a way out of the Congressional race.
Based on all polling, there is no way she can win [reelection]. She’ll either be yet another lobbyist or maybe embarrass her family by running for President, in order to save face.
This warmongering fool wants to stay in the Middle East and Afghanistan for another 19 years, but doesn’t consider the big picture: Russia and China!
The fact that Cheney retains her position as third-most-important in the GOP reveals more about the Republican Party than it does about Cheney. The real problem is the one that Wyoming voters discovered after voting for her three times: She (and the party establishment) are neither Constitutionalists nor conservatives.
Until her vote to impeach Trump, most Wyoming voters thought she was living up to her campaign slogan: “Reelect a Strong Conservative Voice Working for Wyoming.” Now they know that she, and the Republican leadership, have for decades been “working” for anti-American interests while all dressed up to look like patriots.