It seems that after it looked like Trump would not be getting a second term, several D.C. Republicans turned on the president. Some notable conservatives, apparently Republicans in name only, attacked Donald Trump, blaming him for the January 6 riot and calling for the party to “move on” from his leadership.
That included several House Republicans who actually voted for Pelosi’s bogus second impeachment.
You don’t have to be a psychic to know why these politicians did that. They assumed that with Trump “losing” the election, voters would want to move on. It hasn’t worked out that way.
Since the election, it seems Americans are even more behind the 45th president. And those Republicans who attacked him have desperately tried to backtrack.
There has been one exception, though, Liz Cheney of Wyoming. The daughter of former VP Dick Cheney has doubled down on her Trump hate—and has even suggested she might run for president in 2024.
So, President Trump fired back.
“Liz Cheney is polling sooo low in Wyoming, and has sooo little support, even from the Wyoming Republican Party, that she is looking for a way out of her Congressional race,” Trump wrote in a statement. “Based on all polling, there is no way she can win. She’ll either be yet another lobbyist or maybe embarrass her family by running for President, in order to save face. This warmongering fool wants to stay in the Middle East and Afghanistan for another 19 years, but doesn’t consider the big picture—Russia and China!” [Source: Daily Wire]
Those Republicans who turned on Trump in recent months faced intense backlash from their supporters back home. Most of them have faced censures and other formal rebukes. Others are already looking at primary rivals for 2022, including Liz Cheney.
Some of the Republicans who attacked Trump have tried to salvage their reputation, like former Trump ally Nikki Haley. After criticizing Trump in an interview, she tried to win back his favor and the support of the party. While it looks like she might be able to save her popularity among Republicans, it will be a long time before Trump trusts her again.
It’s pretty shocking to think that after everything Cheney’s experienced, she’s continuing her suicidal attacks of Trump. I guess whatever the special interest groups are giving her to be a traitor is worth much more than her self-respect, integrity, and commitment to conservative values.
For Cheney not to have at least tried to restore her relationship with Wyoming voters suggests she really doesn’t care about the people she is supposed to represent. Trump aside, why hasn’t she tried apologizing or winning back their approval? Instead, she continues the kind of talk that is clearly despised by folks back home.
Perhaps she knows she won’t win re-election and, as Trump suggests, is already preparing for a job as a D.C lobbyist. Maybe Cheney is yet another Washington insider that has sold out her own people and party for a nice, comfy payday?
That wouldn’t surprise me one bit.
Author: Jones McKenzie