Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney (R) hasn’t had a great year, politically speaking. She’s managed to not only alienate herself within the ranks of her own party, but has also managed to dump virtually all of the Republican voter support that she presumably spent an entire career building.
According to a Breitbart exclusive, Cheney’s luck took another sharp downturn this week after a new poll conducted by Club for Growth Action revealed that a staggering 70% of Republican voters in her home state of Wyoming now view Cheney in a negative light, all but ending any shred of hope for continuing on as a Wyoming Republican.
The Wyoming Republican has spent much of 2021 taking a stance against former President Donald Trump, with continued accusations that he is directly responsible for the tragic events that took place at the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6.
It’s no wonder why Cheney’s own constituents in the Trump-friendly state of Wyoming have all but dumped her. As a matter of fact, only 26% of respondents in the Club for Growth Action survey indicated that they see the lawmaker in a positive light.
The 70% who view her in a negative light is up five points from the last time the same poll was taken, spelling absolute disaster for Cheney’s political ambitions, short of her making a switch to the Democratic Party, which at this point, isn’t a stretch.
Her reputation is apparently so soiled that 53% of Republican voters would replace her no matter who her opponent was.
“Rep. Cheney has made it very clear that she stands firmly with President Biden and Speaker Pelosi, and while this may please CNN and MSNBC viewers, it’s not what her voters want, which is why there’s so much pressure for a primary challenge,” said David McIntosh, Club for Growth Action president.
The Jan. 6 commission
Cheney was chosen by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to sit on the Jan. 6 commission to fulfill her promise of ensuring a “bipartisan” panel.
Making matter worse for Cheney was her siding with Pelosi in rejecting Reps. Jim Banks (R-IN) and Jim Jordan (R-OH), from sitting on the panel to ensure that it wouldn’t turn into something that it’s not.
Upon their rejection from being selected to the commission, the Republican lawmakers accused Pelosi of stacking the panel with people that she knows, including Cheney, who wouldn’t dare question her role in the Capitol Police failures that would ultimately lead to the protesters overrunning the Capitol building that day.
As Politico reported, Cheney’s decision to stay on the panel could mark the absolute end of her political career — at least as a member of the Republican Party.
“She should probably just go and switch parties and be a Democrat. She’s gonna violate everything. She’s not in a leadership position so she has got some freedom, but this is so blatant,” Rep. Ralph Norman (R-SC) said.