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: