Rep. Liz Cheney’s (R-WY) loss in the Wyoming GOP primary, according to Rep. Andy Barr (R-KY), demonstrates that the American people, not politicians, are the rightful owners of congressional seats.
Barr said during an appearance on “Meet the Press” on Sunday that Cheney’s humiliating defeat to Trump-backed rival Harriet Hageman last week was proof of the enormous disconnect between the objectives of seasoned politicians and the people they are meant to serve.
In contrast to Cheney’s obsession on the 2020 election or the January 6th Committee, Barr said that his constituents and the American people as a whole are more focused on everyday concerns like the cost of living and protecting the southern border.
Barr told presenter Chuck Todd, “It just proves that these Congressional seats don’t belong to Washington politicians. The American people own these seats. Additionally, there is a huge, huge gap between American citizens’ problems and Washington’s political leaders’ interests.”
He continued, “Over the past few weeks, I have returned to my district and have been in Urban, Kentucky; Mount Sterling, Kentucky; Harrodsburg, Kentucky; and Richmond, Kentucky. Not once, not once, have any of my constituents, Democrat or Republican, talked about the 2020 election, or the January 6 committee while in Washington or any of these issues.”
They complain about not having enough money to put food on the table, buy gas for their vehicles, or see their grandson again after he passed away from a fentanyl overdose because we do not have control over our southern border. The American people are concerned about it. Additionally, politicians that are fixated on the past are out of touch with the American public.
Barr continued by stating that the Republicans are “laser-focused” on the urgent issues that “the American people genuinely care about” and that “the Democrats are going to lose the November midterm elections big time.”
The growing cost of food, petrol, and the inability to obtain infant formula on store shelves, he added, are all contributing factors. “The Democrats are pushing a risky strategy that would starve the police as well as eliminate qualified immunity for law enforcement and cash bail. In this nation, homicides are up 15%. Americans want safety and security. Democrats are failing to fulfill that. To get the nation back on track, we have a good plan in place.”