Liz Cheney is the most liberal Republican in Congress today.
But she may not be in office for much longer.
And it’s all thanks to one shocking upset endorsement against her.
Liz Cheney has been the least conservative Republican in Congress for quite a while.
Having bought into the media’s relentless depiction of Republicans as racist, bigoted, fascists, Cheney has spent more time courting the audience of MSNBC than she has her own conservative constituents in Wyoming, which is widely considered one of the most Republican states in the entire country.
But bad political instincts doesn’t alone make Cheney deserving of being voted out of office.
She has actively sided with the authoritarian Left on a host of issues, including basic Constitutional questions related to the 1st and 4th Amendment.
What’s more, Cheney has actively attached other conservative champions in Congress like Thomas Massie, even going so far as to throw her support behind Massie’s own liberal primary challenger in 2020 in a blatant attempt by the GOP establishment to throw one of the most conservative voices in Congress out of office.
Not only did that attempt fail miserably, with Massie winning renomination and re-election in two landslides, but she is now facing a host of primary challengers of her own.
And this time, the GOP caucus itself is starting to turn on her.
The Federalist Reports, “House Republican Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy made history on Thursday by endorsing Rep. Liz Cheney’s primary opponent to represent Wyoming, attorney Harriet Hageman.”
“After spending time with Harriet, it is readily apparent she will always listen and prioritize the needs of her local communities and is focused on tackling our nation’s biggest problems,” McCarthy told The Federalist. “I look forward to serving with Harriet for years to come.”
Minority Leader McCarthy is no conservative hero, and any candidate he endorses in a nomination process deserves a high level of scrutiny, but who McCarthy is endorsing is not nearly as important as who the Republican leader isn’t endorsing.
And the fact remains, McCarthy willingly chose not to endorse Cheney, despite the longstanding tradition of party leaders endorsing their own once they are in office and face a primary challenge.
“The endorsement from the party’s top lawmaker in the lower chamber comes after a long string of Cheney attacks on her colleagues and even her own constituents, resulting in numerous censures and demotions. She was stripped of her No. 3 role in House leadership last May in an overwhelming vote. Months later, she was censured by her own state party, which voted to no longer recognize its sole House member as a Republican. The RNC formally censured Cheney earlier this month and called on Republicans to abandon the incumbent lawmaker,” adds The Federalist.
It’s clear that Republicans are done with Cheney and that she stands little chance of winning re-election.
The race now centers around who can replace her.
Conservatives must work to ensure that Cheney’s seat, which is one of the most Republican-leaning in the entire country, is filled with a true champion of individual liberty, the constitution, and economic freedom, and not another GOP establishment type in Cheney’s mold.