One GOP representative’s days in government may very well be ending sooner rather than later, according to one political analyst.
Dick Morris, former Bill Clinton advisor and political author, believes that Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) has a “snowball’s chance in hell” of keeping her seat in the next election, the Daily Wire reports.
According to Morris, Cheney is no longer a viable candidate, at least as a Republican, as a result of her decision to vote in favor of impeaching former President Donald Trump.
“She has snowball’s chance in hell of getting reelected,” Morris said in an interview with Newsmax, according to reports.
Morris pointed out that Cheney’s “favorability is down to 13% and she loses the projected primary by 3-1 or 4-1.” This, Morris said, is bad news for Cheney considering that “Wyoming went 70% for Trump” in 2020. “Liz Cheney is a gone goose,” he concluded, according to the Daily Wire.
Support for Trump
On Wednesday, Republicans in the House of Representatives, led by Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), voted against removing Cheney from her post as chair of the GOP conference, Politico reported. According to Morris, though, this isn’t going to mean much in 2022, which is when Cheney will be up for reelection.
“[I]t’s ridiculous, and shows how out of touch Kevin McCarthy and the Republican leadership is with the voters of the Republican Party, that he and Scalise worked overtime to round up votes for this…traitor, who voted to impeach Donald Trump,” Morris said, as the Daily Wire reported.
He went on: “While she did win the vote in the House because it was basically set up by the leadership and she’s kind of inherited royalty among Republicans. But, in fact, there’s some polling in Wyoming [that suggests that] she has a 13% job approval among Republicans.”
Morris argued that “the voters of her state, Wyoming, her state, will not be so forgiving.”
Not backing down
As Morris pointed out, Cheney has received the backing of several prominent Republicans including McCarthy and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).
Cheney, however, was recently censured by several Republican groups in Wyoming, and the signs seem to indicate that, although she has the backing of many of her D.C. colleagues, she has lost the backing of many of her constituents.
For now, rather than being chastened by the backlash she received from her impeachment vote, Cheney has remained defiant. She has refused to step down, and even doubled down by arguing that the Republican Party must move past Trump. Trump’s more than 70 million voters, no doubt, would argue that it’s time for the Republican Party to move past Cheney and her ilk.