As she continues on what is the opposite of a victory tour through liberal media venues, U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) has admitted that she is out of step with the GOP.
The relentlessly anti-Trump Cheney, who was ousted from the U.S. House Republican leadership on Wednesday, May 12, finally acknowledged the obvious in an interview on ABC This Week.
“There is no question but, at this moment, the majority of the Republican Party is not where I am. But it’s my responsibility as an elected official, it’s my responsibility as a leader, to lead and to tell the truth,” she asserted.
Cheney voted for impeachment 2.0 after the riot at the U.S. Capitol and has vowed to do whatever it takes to prevent a Donald Trump win in 2024, if the ex-president decides to seek a second, non-consecutive term.
Never Trump, however, has virtually no constituency outside of TV news studios. The liberal media, moreover, has developed a track record of temporarily faux-embracing and then discarding establishment Republicans who compliantly buy into various left-wing narratives and criticize other Republicans.
In a monologue last week, Sean Hannity reminded Liz Cheney, for example, that the Democrats and the media deemed her dad, ex-VP Dick Cheney under G.W. Bush, a war criminal.
Rep. Cheney also claimed that only a handful of her colleagues actually believe that the 2020 election was stolen. During the interview, she even implied, without evidence, that another attack similar to January 6 could occur if Trump continues to question the election outcome.
The corporate media has taken the position that there was no “widespread” fraud in the presidential election and that any further discussion is off limits.
And as far as hardly any Republican lawmakers expressing support for her during the leadership challenge, Cheney claimed that other factors were in play.
“I know that there are many members who have expressed concern about their own security…We now live in a country where members’ votes are affected because they’re worried about their security…about threats on their lives, so I think that’s part of it.”
(Source: ABC News)
The Republican caucus in the House replaced Cheney with Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.), even though Cheney has a more conservative voting record. Stefanik emerged as a stellar communicator who forcefully defended President Trump in the impeachment proceedings.
There is some media chatter about Liz Cheney running for president. She told ABC’s Jon Karl that she is instead “focused on my reelection in Wyoming,” which is a standard disclaimer that many politicians rely upon but added that her “unobjective” father wants her to run for the White House.
It’s difficult to see how Cheney can even survive a GOP primary for her current job (unless multiple MAGA candidates split the vote) in the run-up to the 2022 elections, however.
There is always the possibility of a gig on CNN or MSNBC, or a soft landing at a think tank run by “principled conservatives,” if she fails to win the nomination for Wyoming’s at-large House seat in the very red state.
Just as is true of the CIA and FBI, Democrats have greater levels of approval for **Liz Cheney** than Republicans do.
That is representative of who Democrats now are: the CIA, the FBI, the Cheney Family, George W. Bush, and love of Big Tech & corporate media. https://t.co/jmG0SenNPL
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) May 14, 2021
On his webpage, President Trump has described Liz Cheney as “a talking point for the Democrats” and “a warmonger.”
Upon her replacement’s ascendancy, Trump wrote that “Congratulations to Elise Stefanik for her Big and Overwhelming victory! The House GOP is united and the Make America Great Again movement is Strong!”
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