‘Has Been An Embarrassment’: Wyoming Voters Tear Into Liz Cheney Ahead Of Primary


Nicole Silverio Media Reporter
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A handful of voters in Cheyenne, Wyoming, lamented Republican Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney’s role in the January 6 Select Committee on Friday.

CNN reporter Randi Kaye asked voters at a rodeo if they plan to support Cheney in the upcoming Republican primary. The voters’ answers spelled bad news for the incumbent Republican, with voters saying she had “done us dirty,” due to her role on the January 6 committee.

“Are you planning to vote for Liz Cheney?” Kaye asked.

“Hell no,” Sharon Tuggle, a Wyoming voter, said. “She’s done us dirty. Look how she’s done [former President Donald] Trump, I’m a Trump fan … She’s supposed to be supporting him [Trump], she’s a Republican for crying out loud.

“I think she’s had three [terms] too many,” one voter said.

“I find her work on the January 6 committee just repulsive,” another said.


Kaye asked Wyoming voter Andrew Kahler how he feels about her role on the January 6 committee.

“It’s all a hoax, it’s all propaganda, it has nothing to do with anything, it’s a witch hunt,” Kahler said.

Voter Brett Kupec disputed her defense of being on the committee by “upholding the rule of law” and “defending the Constitution.” He told Kaye that if she defended the rule of law, there would be a defense team in the room.

“That ain’t the rule of law, that’s a kangaroo court,” Kupec said. “That’s not the Wyoming way.”

“She has been an embarrassment. It’s a witch hunt,” one woman said.

The majority of voters interviewed said Cheney is spending too much time on the January 6 committee rather than on issues that matter to them. A voter told Kaye she is unaware of the needs of her constituents and has “lost touch with the values of the people.” (RELATED: ‘Donald Trump’s Armed Mob’: Liz Cheney Blames Trump For Jan 6 Protests)

“I don’t feel like she supports her people here in Wyoming anymore,” another said. “The things that she’s voting for don’t really reflect what the people here in Wyoming feel.”

Kaye spoke to two Wyoming voters supporting Cheney and her role on the committee. Dean Dexter, one of the voters supporting her, said he wants a representative who will defend the Constitution rather than “kiss the ring” of Trump.

“If they’re gonna bow down and kiss the ring, I don’t want that for my representative,” Dexter said. “I want somebody who has the Constitution first and foremost in their mind…she’s got it even stronger now. She’s making a sacrifice. She’s made a stand, and she’s saying something is wrong and I agree with her.”

Another Republican voter, Shawn McKee, said Cheney has maintained the “integrity” of the state by ensuring that it is not overly controlled by the federal government.

When reached for comment, Cheney’s press secretary, Jeremy Adler, pointed the Daily Caller to a statement the representative made at a debate in June.

“I will never put party above my duty to the country,” Cheney said. “I will never put party above my duty to the Constitution. I swore an oath under God and I will abide by that oath. I won’t say something I know is wrong simply to earn the votes of people to earn political support.”

“That’s what the voters of Wyoming deserve,” she continued. “That’s what the voters of Wyoming demand. That’s the kind of respect that we owe the voters of this great state. We need to recognize that if we are not faithful to the Constitution, if we embrace lies, if we embrace the lies of Donald Trump, if we tell the people of Wyoming something is not true, we will soon find ourselves without the structure and the basis and the framework of our Constitutional Republic.”

Trump endorsed Cheney’s primary opponent, Harriet Hageman, in September. The former president won 70% of the vote in Wyoming in the 2020 presidential election.