Wyoming GOP Rep. Liz Cheney is in serious jeopardy of being ousted from her seat but she doesn’t seem to be working harder to keep it.
The endangered lawmaker is under fire again after she opted to mingle with reporters and media executives instead of attending an annual grassroots event last weekend.
“Where’s Liz Cheney? The Wyoming Republican’s Exile From Wyoming Republicans,” The New York Times headlined a report detailing Cheney’s noticeable absence from her home state.
“Ms. Cheney hasn’t appeared at a state Republican Party function in more than two years and hasn’t been to an in-person event for any of the party’s 23 county chapters since 2020,” the Times report continued.
Conservative Brief adds:
On Saturday, Wyoming Republicans held a major fundraiser, which has been labeled as the “biggest night of the year” for the area’s Republicans.
Cheney, however, was in the state capital of Cheyenne at an annual gathering for the Wyoming Press Association.
Even the NYT reported that Cheney’s focus on Washington rather than Wyoming “is raising questions in Wyoming about whether she is counting on Democrats to bail her out in the August primary — or even whether she really is battling to hold on to her office.”
While speaking with the NYT, Cheney said she wasn’t going to spend time talking to “crazies.”
“I’m not going to convince the crazies and I reject the crazies,” Cheney told the Times while she gathered with reporters instead of supporters at the fundraiser.
“I reject the notion that somehow we don’t have to abide by the rule of law. And the people right now who are in the leadership of our state party, I’m not trying to get their support because they’ve abandoned the Constitution,” Cheney added.
Curious re-election strategy from @Liz_Cheney:
Calling the people you supposedly represent “crazies.”https://t.co/MogW6juX75
— Tim Murtaugh (@TimMurtaugh) February 10, 2022
A straw poll released late last monty by Wyoming’s Republican Party shows bad news for incumbent Rep. Liz Cheney as the 2022 midterm primary season rounds the corner.
Harriet Hageman, a Wyoming attorney Trump threw his support behind in September, easily won the straw poll which was conducted by the Wyoming Republican State Central Committee, garnering 59 votes, according to the Casper Star-Tribune.
Cheney, meanwhile, garnered just 6 votes in a very distant second place.