U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney ironically took to Twitter on Thursday to complain about President Biden’s energy policies after she had previously voted to impeach former President Trump, who was pro-energy.
Her stance against Trump is exceedingly unpopular in her home state of Wyoming where the chairman of the Carbon County Republican Party is stating that her move to impeach Trump “will have far-reaching implications, including Cheney’s possible loss in her next re-election bid.” After Cheney betrayed Trump supporters by voting to impeach him, it is no surprise to see the reaction to her plight is highly negative.
Cheney is going after Biden’s anti-energy policies including the executive order he signed to shut down the Keystone XL pipeline. She tweeted out: “President Biden’s actions are catastrophic for energy states like ours that rely on revenue from fossil fuels. Losing that revenue is devastating and our students’ futures are at stake… Wyoming schools receive nearly $740 million from oil and gas revenues each year.”
She also posted to Facebook: “The negative ramifications from the #BidenBan will be felt all across the country. Our nation will be more dependent on our adversaries, families will face higher energy bills, and an estimated million jobs will be lost — including 18,000 here in Wyoming.”
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Her efforts to fight for energy production in Wyoming are being undermined by what many see as her vendetta against a wildly popular former president. The Republican Party in Wyoming has censured Cheney for her vote to impeach Trump. She is refusing to resign after the rebuke.
Cheney is claiming that Biden’s moratorium on oil and gas leases on federal lands will cost America 1 million jobs.
Cheney is not the only Wyoming politician to criticize Biden’s ban. Sen. John Barrasso slammed Biden for “taking a sledgehammer to the economy.” Governor Mark Gordon recently called the lease ban a “direct attack on Wyoming.” State Superintendent Jillian Balow stated that it threatens the funding of Wyoming schools.
You have never cared about the people of your state or any other state.
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Cheney has announced that she will serve on the Congressional Western Caucus’s executive committee and she will work to defend Wyoming’s energy and agricultural industries.
“The Western Caucus advocates on behalf of key issues that impact Wyoming and the West,” Cheney stated. “I look forward to continuing to fight for Wyoming’s agriculture and energy industries, and ensuring our priorities are at the forefront of every debate.”
This is another step in Cheney’s fight to get Biden to listen to the needs of Wyoming and its residents. Unfortunately, those needs are currently being ignored by the Biden administration in the name of climate change.
“Under the Democrats’ regime, rural America has come under attack,” Cheney said in a statement. “House Democrats continue to advance policies that increase the size and scope of the federal government, limit domestic energy production, infringe on Constitutional rights, expand federal land, and leave rural America behind.”
“We cannot let that happen. I look forward to working with Representative Dan Newhouse, chair of the Western Caucus, and all our members as we fight for our Wyoming way of life.”
Cheney is now fighting for Wyoming’s energy needs in D.C. and she has vowed to stand her ground. The question is whether her efforts will be acknowledged by Wyoming voters or will her work be overshadowed by her part in attacking Trump. If the bitter reaction on Twitter is any indication, it won’t be an easy road for Cheney:
Tell that to the Democrats you sided with against Trump.
— Dr.Darrell Scott (@PastorDScott) February 12, 2021
We currently have Biden in office b/c
of RINOS like u…..
— lipstickpundit (@lipstickpundit1) February 12, 2021
Now you speak out as if you give a damn about the working class. Futile attempt to cover your butt. A little too late.
— Cora Brush (@CoraBrush1) February 12, 2021
How could you not realize this was coming and start planning for it? All of the fossil fuel polluters need to adapt to survive. Saving our planet for our grandchildren is more important than one industry’s profits. Fossil fuel is yesterday. Clean energy is the future.
— Karen Loebig (@karen_loebig) February 12, 2021
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