Republican Rep. Liz Cheney (WY-R) is one of the most controversial RINOs and is losing speed right before her primary.
In 2017, a former Democratic senator got caught in a publicized sexual harassment scandal that ended in his resignation. His recent endorsement of Cheney comes right before her Republican primary, where conservatives hope she loses.
On August 16, voters will descend to the polls and Cheney will find out if her reign of terror will come to an end or if Republicans will be subjected to at least two more years of her.
Cheney is best known for her hatred of former President Donald Trump and a willingness to side with Democrats. She will face off against challenger Harriet Hageman who Trump is supporting.
It's going to be awesome for Wyoming, when Harriet Hageman wipes out Liz Cheney
Bye bye Liz!
— American 🇺🇲 Alley 🍊 (@Freedom_Alley3) August 7, 2022
It appears like her RINO rhetoric has not sat well with the voters of Wyoming, seeing as a recent poll showed Hageman having a 29-point lead last week.
Now disgraced former U.S. Sen. Al Franken tweeted out his endorsement of Cheney over the weekend.
“I’ve decided to endorse @RepLizCheney for the Republican nomination for the House seat In Wyoming, it’s my first time endorsing in a GOP primary. But I think Al Franken’s support will carry a lot of weight with W.Y. Republicans,” he wrote.
I’ve decided to endorse @RepLizCheney for the Republican nomination for the House seat In Wyoming it’s my first time endorsing in a GOP primary. But I think Al Franken’s support will carry a lot of weight with WY Republicans.
— Al Franken (@alfranken) August 13, 2022
Wyoming is a very conservative state, with Trump winning close to 70% of votes there in 2020. So Franken’s endorsement could be the final nail in her political career coffin.
Cheney joined ten other House Republicans to vote to impeach Trump after the event on January 6, 2021.
Trump has criticized former President George W. Bush for his leadership failures. Liz Cheney’s father, Dick Cheney, served as vice president under Bush.
“She’s mad at Trump because Trump pointed out the truth of the Cheney foreign policy. Her dad is responsible for millions of deaths worldwide and trillions of dollars in spending from the U.S. government,” said Wyoming Republican Darin Smith.
Cheney has her sights set much higher and has talked about possibly running for president in 2024. It is unclear if she would run as a Republican, seeing as her views more align with the Democrat Party — but that hasn’t stopped the current cast of RINOs from running as Republicans.