Liz Cheney is facing the mother of all conundrums as she seeks re-election to another term in the U.S. House of Representatives from Wyoming.
You see, Cheney serves on that select House committee searching for the truth behind the 1/6 insurrection. She has been highly critical of Donald J. Trump and his role in revving up the crowd to assault the nation’s Capitol Building on the day Congress was certifying the Electoral College results from the 2020 presidential election.
Cheney has managed, therefore, to anger many of her constituents for simply speaking truth to power.
I fear we are going to witness in a few days a political bloodletting that will occur for all the wrong reasons.
Cheney appears headed for defeat in the GOP primary in Wyoming. Trump has endorsed a fellow cultist to defeat Cheney. Never mind that Cheney voted with the Trump administration more than 90% of the time during Trump’s term in office. Or never mind that she remains as fervently conservative in her views as ever.
Her “sin” is that she believes Trump was wrong to rile up the crowd, sending them into battle to take down our government on 1/6.
“She’s done us dirty,” said Sharon Tuggle, who identified to CNN as a Trump supporter. “Look at how she’s done Trump.” Tuggle added that Cheney lost her vote because of the congresswoman’s work on the Jan. 6 committee.
“She’s supposed to be supporting him,” said Tuggle. “She’s a Republican for crying out loud.”
“I find her work on the Jan. 6 committee just repulsive,” said another female voter.
OK. Let me spell this out one more time. Cheney’s oath didn’t mention Trump. She took an oath to protect and defend the Constitution, not Trump. That is what she is doing. She isn’t loyal to Trump. It’s the Constitution that deserves the undivided attention of all 535 members of Congress.
Be strong, Rep. Cheney. You have plenty of allies — such as yours truly — out here beyond your state’s borders.