Liz Cheney upset many Republicans when she voted to impeach President Trump after the Capitol riot. And now she has a new primary challenger for next year, just announced:
DC EXAMINER – Just two weeks after House Republican Conference Chairwoman Liz Cheney cast her vote to impeach President Donald Trump, Wyoming state Sen. Anthony Bouchard announced he planned to primary Cheney in the midterm election cycle.
Calling Cheney out of touch, Bouchard blasted his fellow Republican, saying in a statement released Wednesday night that “Wyoming was President Trump’s best state both times he ran. That’s because Wyoming voters are strong conservatives who want our leaders to stand up for America, defend our freedoms, fight for our way of life and always put working people first as President Trump did. Liz Cheney’s long-time opposition to President Trump and her most recent vote for Impeachment shows just how out-of-touch she is with Wyoming.”
He added, “Wyoming taxpayers need a voice in Congress who will stand up to Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats, and not give them cover. That’s why I’m running for Congress.”
The congresswoman is also under fire from House Freedom Caucus members who circulated a petition for her to step down from her leadership position. Cheney was among ten Republicans who supported the impeachment of Trump.
Bouchard is the founder of the gun rights activist group Wyoming Gun Owners. According to the Casper Star-Tribune, he is known in the Wyoming Legislature as one of the most conservative members of the body and often challenges leadership online. After eking out victories early in his political career, Bouchard garnered two large wins this election cycle following a tough campaign.
You can bet Bouchard is going to get a LOT of campaign donations from Trump supporters, including members of Congress.
This comes after Cheney was just censured the by the local Republican Party in her home state:
The Central Committee of the Carbon County Republican Party recently unanimously passed a resolution to censure U.S. Representative Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) for her vote to impeach President Donald Trump.
The resolution stated, “Members of the U.S. House of Representatives are elected to represent the will, the values, and the stated preferences of the people of their congressional district.”
It continued by stating, “Representative Cheney ignored and violated caucus rules by disclosing her intent to join the Democrat Party’s proposed move to vote for impeachment to the media prior to having any evidence presented to the body.
“Representative Cheney did vote in favor of the impeachment of President Donald J. Trump despite the lack of any formal hearing being held, evidence being presented, witnesses being sworn to testify, or accusers being questioned.”
The resolution went on by adding that voters in Wyoming went to the polling locations in November and “expressed their will, their values, and their stated preferences in re-electing President Donald J. Trump by a larger margin, and in greater numbers, than those who re-elected Representative Cheney.”
The Carbon County Republican Party called on Representative Liz Cheney to appear before at its next meeting to explain her actions.
I could be wrong, but I suspect it won’t be that hard to beat Cheney next year and send her packing. Here’s hoping Bouchard can get the job done.