What’s next for Liz Cheney (R-WY)? Well, the short answer is a devastating loss in the primary election to Trump-endorsed candidate Harriet Hageman. That’s got to be a tough pill to swallow.
The polls had Cheney down by as many as 30 points and she resorted to asking Democrats to switch parties so that they could vote for her. And according to the numbers, it’s possible that close to 10,000 formerly Democratic voters may have done just that.
Liz Cheney came to the voting booth in Jackson, Wyoming along with her father, former Vice President Dick Cheney. She casually talked with people in line for about 20 minutes before voting.
What she said to CBS NEWS is getting quite a buzz around the nation.
Cheney said that no matter what the outcome of the vote was in the primary, this would be the “beginning of a battle” that was going to go on. “We’re facing a moment where our democracy really is under attack and under threat.”
Some who were watching this interview take place caught a sly smile on her face as she talked about the battle that would follow this election. Surely she knows that she will lose this primary, so what was she talking about?
People believe that she has plans to run for president in the 2024 election!
This is delusional. Republican Scott Presler has been working across the country to get people to register as Republicans. He doesn’t believe the numbers in Wyoming reflect voters switching parties for Cheney, he believes Democrats are switching because they are done with Biden.
Now that sounds more plausible.
Cheney just must not see how angry many in the GOP are at her, they will come to the voting booth in droves against her candidacy.
What’s next for Liz Cheney? She may need to move back in with her father.
Cheney arrived, with her father and family members, and then waited in line outside for about 10-15 minutes, speaking with others in line as they waited to check in. Some of the voters there were Democrats, switching parties on primary day so they could cast a vote for Cheney.
— Robert Costa (@costareports) August 16, 2022