Five times Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) broke ranks with Republicans and helped Democrats by voting with Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) first anti-American platform for the 2021-2022 term.
Cheney, who is up for re-election in the August 16 Republican primary against Trump-endorsed Harriet Hageman, has allied with Democrats fighting former President Donald Trump. To maximize her opposition to Trump, she joined Pelosi’s partisan January 6 Committee, which used its January 6 investigation to oppose the former president.
Polls show Cheney losing to Hageman by 57 points among likely Republican voters and expected to lose. said about his poll data. “It’s a conclusion in advance.”
Hageman told Breitbart News that Cheney’s alliance with the establishment uniparty damaged her politically. “Liz Cheney lost Wyoming. Liz Cheney doesn’t live in Wyoming. She doesn’t represent us,” Hageman said. “She doesn’t represent our values.”
The five times Cheney has abandoned the Republicans are:
1: Gun control
Cheney voted for the bipartisan Safer Communities Act (S. 2938), which “is a collection of different gun control proposals coupled with school safety and mental health provisions,” the Heritage Foundation said. Cheney voted on the 80-page bill just 72 hours after the legislative text was revealed. “To expect members to understand the impacts of an 80-page bill in just 72 hours is irresponsible, let alone depriving the American people of their influence on the package and making their voices heard. “
2: China chip invoice
Cheney voted for the CHIPS Act (HR 4346), which claimed to make America less competitive with China than more competitive with $250 billion in “corporate welfare and industrial policy,” the Heritage Foundation said. “The bill includes $52 billion in financial incentives for the highly profitable semiconductor industry, $80 billion in increased funding for universities through the National Science Foundation (NSF), $10 billion in dollars for centrally planned regional technology hubs” and nearly $50 billion in research funding. at the Department of Energy.
3: $1.5 trillion in omnibus spending
Cheney voted for the $1.5 trillion omnibus and supplemental package that spends $1.5 trillion on hardline President Joe Biden’s policy initiatives “with $13.6 billion for Ukraine aid” , calculated the Heritage Foundation. “It fails to reverse the COVID-19 emergency or the Biden administration’s vaccination mandates, as demanded by conservative leaders, and doubles Green New Deal-style government subsidies for green energy policies and climate.”
4: Creation of the January 6 Committee
Cheney voted to create Pelosi’s partisan January 6 committee. She was one of two Republicans to side with Pelosi, who named her vice chair of the committee.
5: Impeachment of Donald Trump
Cheney voted to impeach Donald Trump along with nine other Republican members in 2021. If Cheney loses her primary candidacy against Harriet Hageman endorsed by Trump on Tuesday, only two impeachment-friendly Republicans would remain in Congress after voting. Cheney’s defeat would solidify the 2021 impeachment vote as one of the most career-destroying votes in congressional history.
Four chose to retire and not participate in a GOP primary, and with the primary ousters of Rep. Peter Meijer (R-MI) and Rep. Tom Rice (R-SC), only two impeachment Republicans could remain. . Impeachment Republicans who didn’t bother to run in 2022 are Reps. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH), Fred Upton (R-MI) and John Katko (R-NY ). The impeachment Republicans who are expected to retain their seats in November are Representatives David Valadao (R-CA) and Dan Newhouse (R-WA).
Follow Wendell Husebo on Twitter @WendellHusebo. He is the author of Politics of slave morality.