Liz Cheney has cut a national profile leaving former President Donald Trump behind because of her conduct on January 6.
The Wyoming Republican is one of two Republicans on the House January 6 committee of which he is vice president and his voice has been one of the most obvious blame for the rebellion on Trump.
But on Tuesday Cheney faces voters in Wyoming who will determine his fate and whether they want to send him back to Congress.
Cheney’s broad stance against Trump putting his job in grave danger angered him and prompted him to support primary challenger Harriet Hejman.
Cheney is down 20 points or more as his acceptance among Republicans in the state has waned.
In an effort to make adjustments for them Cheney is trying to appeal to Democrats to cross over and encourage them to vote even in a fundraising email to the late Democratic President John F. Kennedy was also invited.
It sounds like a good idea on its face but it’s probably unfortunate. There simply aren’t enough Democrats in Wyoming the state that voted for Trump in the 2020 presidential election with a wider margin than any other state in the country.
Cheney the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney is odd to be seen as a folk hero among Democrats. But his favorability among Republicans dropped to just 13%.
It’s a similar story if you look at other surveys. For example a Quinnipiac poll showed her approval with Republicans at 17%.
A survey in Wyoming found that Cheney was rejected by 72% in Wyoming. That is terrible information for a competitor attempting to win a serious essential.
Every Liberal member of the Democrat Constitution Party and every other unaffiliated registered voter in the state broke for Cheney yet he would have less than 200,000 votes in a state of just 300,000 registered voters.
Cheney will obviously win some Republican votes but it’s a pretty steep hill to start with.
This all points to a potentially tough night for Cheney and if she loses only two out of 10 House Republicans would have voted for Trump’s impeachment as a result of his conduct in his January 6 primary. Will happen. would have won
One of them David Valladao of California is one of the nation’s most endangered Republicans as he holds the district president Biden won by double digits in 2020.
That means when the next Congress begins it’s likely that just one Republican Trump impeachment Washington’s Dan Newhouse will still be in office.