Liz Cheney faces primary defeat, may have presidential ambitions

Last week, Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney (R) announced that the House select committee investigating Jan. 6 will resume holding hearings in September.

Yet, although the committee may be back in the fall, the evidence suggests that Cheney’s congressional career won’t last for much longer. 

Primary defeat guaranteed?

Earlier this month, Fox News cited a survey by Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategy which found that the Republican representative trailed Trump-endorsed primary challenger Harriet Hageman by 22 points.

The poll noted that Cheney’s support among likely voters stood at just 30% compared with the 52% who said they favored Hageman.

It also reported that some 63% of respondents disagreed with Cheney’s decision to serve on the Jan. 6 committee, with 54% indicating that it made them less likely to vote for her.

Rancher Dean Finnerty is among those who Cheney has alienated. He spoke to the Associated Press for an article that was published on Saturday.

“I tell you what: I voted for Cheney when she ran last time and I won’t vote for her ever again,” Finnerty was quoted as saying. “I don’t know if she’s representing the conservative Americans that voted her in.”

The piece went on to state, “Cheney’s unrelenting criticism of Trump from a Capitol Hill committee room represents the centerpiece of an unconventional campaign strategy that may well lead to her political demise, at least in the short term.”

Cheney for president?

However, it went on to state that those close to Cheney think her attacks on former President Donald Trump could offer a ticket to higher office.

They contend that the rogue Republican has “strengthened her national brand while expanding a national network of donors and Trump critics in both parties who could boost a prospective White House run.”

Landon Brown is a Wyoming state representative who supports Cheney, and he believes she may have a shot at taking the White House.

“She knew that she was shooting herself in the foot politically (in Wyoming) and she was going to walk around with a limp for the rest of her life,” Brown told the Associated Press. “But I could see this blossoming into something.”

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