Breitbart News reports that Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) released the closing ad of her GOP primary campaign on Thursday, and, low and behold, it was an attack ad targeting former President Donald Trump.
That’s right, the roughly two-and-a-half-minute ad didn’t focus on her Republican challenger, it didn’t focus on the Democrats – it didn’t even focus on the needs of the people of Wyoming. Instead, it focused on the former president.
Cheney is calling her closing ad “The Great Task.” There’s nothing fancy about the ad. It is just Cheney talking to a camera for two minutes and 21 seconds.
The congresswoman uses that time to do what she has been doing ever since the 2020 presidential election, slam Trump for claiming that the election was stolen.
Cheney, in part, says:
America cannot remain free if we abandon the truth. The lie that the 2020 presidential election was stolen is insidious. It preys on those who love their country. It is a door Donald Trump opened to manipulate Americans to abandon their principles, to sacrifice their freedom, to justify violence, to ignore the rulings of our courts and the rule of law. This is Donald Trump’s legacy. But, it cannot be the future of our nation.
From here, Cheney just goes on and on repeating the same thing, namely, that Trump lied, that such lies could destroy America, and that, therefore, Trump must be stopped.
What this has to do with her Wyoming GOP primary is anybody’s guess. But, attacking Trump has been her chief campaign strategy, and, clearly, she is sticking with it to the end – even if it leads to her end as a politician.
Cheney v. Hageman
In Wyoming’s GOP primary, Cheney is facing off against Harriet Hageman, a lawyer and politician who has the endorsement of Trump.
If the polls are correct, then it looks as though Cheney is going to be defeated, big time.
Cheney does seem to be fully aware that her ouster is imminent. In fact, it appears as though she may be trying to position herself for a 2024 presidential bid – hence, the focus of the campaign ads.
Time will tell if this is the case. But, it is hard to believe that she would ever have enough support to make such a bid.
Wyoming’s GOP primary is set to take place on Tuesday, Aug. 16. Tune in to witness the send-off of another anti-Trump Republican.