Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), arguably one of the least-liked Republican lawmakers on the Hill by Republican voters, has been accused of leaning to the left on a number of issues, including her strong opposition to former President Donald Trump.
According to the Washington Examiner, during a recent interview with 60 Minutes, Cheney seemingly once again attempted to curry favor with her Democratic allies, as she announced that she was “wrong” for opposing the concept of gay marriage.
“I was wrong”
Cheney, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, explained that at the time when she publicly opposed gay marriage, it caused a rift within her family, specifically with her gay sister and sister-in-law.
It was in 2013 that Cheney publicly opposed gay marriage, during a time when the concept was the hottest political topic, and just two years before the Obama administration scored a major victory in the Supreme Court after it struck down all state laws opposing gay marriage.
At the time, in 2013, after Cheney railed against the idea, her lesbian sister made headlines after posting her opinion of Cheney’s stance on social media.
“I always thought freedom meant freedom for EVERYONE,” Cheney’s sister said at the time, noting that she believed her sister’s stance on the issue was “offensive.”
In the 60 Minutes interview, the Wyoming Republican completely reversed her stance, saying “I was wrong. I was wrong… It’s a very personal issue — and very personal for my family. I believe that my dad was right. And my sister and I have had that conversation … Freedom means freedom for everybody.”
Cheney moving left?
Democrats, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), have seemingly embraced Cheney’s repeated opposition to Trump Republicans in Congress. That was proven when Pelosi picked Cheney and a few other anti-Trump Republicans to take part in her Jan. 6 commission.
Cheney was also one of the few Republican lawmakers who voted in favor of impeaching the former president for a second time — an impeachment attempt by Dems that failed, again, miserably.
The Wyoming Republican doubled down, bizarrely, this year after warning that anyone voting for her Trump-endorsed opponent in 2022 is essentially a vote that will perpetuate what she calls Trump’s “big lie,” referencing the former president’s insistence that the 2020 election was rife with voter fraud.
“A vote against me in this race, a vote for whomever Donald Trump has endorsed, is a vote for somebody who’s willing to perpetuate the big lie, somebody who’s willing to put allegiance to Trump above allegiance to the Constitution, absolutely,” she said earlier this year.
As Cheney continues to lose support from her own Wyoming constituents — let alone millions of Trump supporters across the country — it doesn’t take a political science degree to predict that her time on Capitol Hill will likely soon come to an end.