RINO Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming is facing a serious challenge from her Republican opponent Harriet Hageman, a Cheyenne ranching industry attorney. Hageman has enlisted the full support of the Trump movement in her campaign to oust Rep. Cheney from the House of Representatives on Tuesday, when voters will be deciding the future of the Republican Party.
The team working for Cheney is preparing for a loss against the candidate endorsed by Trump in the state that Cheney won by the biggest margin possible during the campaign for the 2020 election.
Win or lose in Wyoming, t he daughter of former vice president Dick Chenye is contemplating a run for the presidency in 2024. She is 56 years old and has vowed that she would not withdraw from national politics.
Landon Brown, a legislator for Wyoming's state legislature and a staunch supporter of Cheney, stated, "I'm still hopeful that the polling numbers are wrong." If she is unsuccessful, it will be a terrible, horrible waste of time. This demonstrates exactly how much of a grasp Donald Trump has over the Republican Party at this point.
To this point, the former president has helped install supporters in critical general election contests around the country, including in Arizona, Georgia, and Pennsylvania. This has allowed him to essentially dominate the struggle to define the Republican Party in his image.
In all, seven Republican senators and ten Republican members of the House of Representatives joined every Democrat in backing the second attempt to impeach Trump over his role in the Russia investigation.
Only two of those ten House members were successful in winning their respective Republican contests this year. The remainder have either been defeated in the election or have chosen not to run again.
Because of Cheney's open criticism of Trump, a significant number of Republicans in the state as well as throughout the country have effectively excommunicated her from the party. In the last year, she was removed from her position as the No. 3 House leader by Republicans in the House. And only lately, the Wyoming Republican Party and the Republican National Committee both rebuked her for her actions.
It is possible that her political survival will rely on her ability to convince a sufficient number of Democrats to vote in her Republican primary election. It is not apparent whether there are enough Democrats in the state to make a difference despite the fact that some of them have come out in support of her. In the 2020 election, Biden received only 26% of the vote in Wyoming.
In the past several weeks, anti-Trump organizations like U.S. Representative Adam Kinzinger's Country First PAC and the so-called Republican Accountability Project have made efforts to persuade Democrats and independents to back Cheney as vice president. They are obviously dissatisfied with the outcome that was predicted for the election on Tuesday, yet some of them are optimistic about her potential in politics.
Since January 6, Cheney has committed virtually all of the resources at her disposal to the task of terminating Trump's political career, which gives the impression that she is relishing the prospect of losing.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi chose her to play a pivotal role on the congressional committee that is looking into the role that Donald Trump played in the January 6 rebellion. Pelosi's selection was made by hand.
She has also committed the great bulk of her time to the committee rather than the campaign trail back home, which is a choice that continues to stir whispers of displeasure from some of Wyoming's friends. And she has finished the primary race with a rhetoric that is unwaveringly antagonistic against Trump.