Liz Cheney’s (R-WY) participation on the January 6 committee is stirring strong dislike among voters in her home state, far from D.C.
At the Cheyenne Frontier Days rodeo, where she was attending as a spectator, CNN spoke with the representative’s constituents about their opinions on Cheney’s recent behavior. Through her numerous criticisms of former President Donald Trump and her vote to impeach him, Cheney has earned a lot of enemies in the GOP.
“Are you going to vote for Liz Cheney?” asked Randi Kaye of CNN. Sharon Tuggle, a Wyoming voter, responded, “Hell no.”
“She’s betrayed us,” Tuggle stated, confirming to Kaye that Cheney has lost her support because of her involvement with the January 6th panel. “Take a look at how she’s treated, Trump.”
“She’s supposed to be backing him,” Tuggle added. “For crying out loud, she’s a Republican!”
“Personally, I believe she’s had three too many,” a voter said to Kaye when asked if Cheney should seek re-election.
A voter interviewed by CNN said, “I find Cheney’s involvement with the ‘January 6th committee’ to be incredibly repulsive.”
“It’s all a fake. It’s all propaganda. There is nothing to it. It’s a witch hunt,” said Andrew Kahler, a Wyoming voter, summing up the situation succinctly.
“She claims she’s protecting what matters to people in Wyoming, upholding the rule of law and defending the constitution,” Kaye told Brett Kupec a Wyoming voter.
“If that’s the rule of law, why doesn’t he have a legal defense team in there?” Kupec asked. “That isn’t a rule of law. That’s a kangaroo court. It isn’t the Wyoming way.”
“She’s an embarrassment,” said another voter.
Cheney was also criticized for being out of touch with Wyoming’s people, overly preoccupied with the committee, and dealing with Trump.
“She doesn’t know what her constituents want any longer since she has lost touch with the people’s values,” said one male voter.
“I don’t believe she is currently supporting her people in Wyoming,” said another woman. “She’s voting for things that aren’t really representative of what the people in Wyoming think.”