Liz Cheney unapologetic at primary debate as polls show 30 point deficit
Wyoming Congresswoman Liz Cheney is fighting to keep her congressional seat in a Republican primary race that polls show she’s losing by a lot. But as seen in a debate Thursday night, Cheney is not budging from her actions that got her into trouble in her home state like voting to impeach Donald Trump, and serving as the Vice Chair on the January 6th investigative committee.
Cheney said it’s been a great honor being Wyoming’s Representative for the last 5 ½ years but that her loyalty and first priority will always be to the constitution over the Republican party.
Rep. Cheney (R-Wy) says: “In Wyoming we ride for the brand. And our brand is the United States constitution. So I’m asking for your vote and I’m asking you to understand that I will never violate my oath of office. And if you’re looking for somebody who will, then you need to vote for somebody else on this stage.”
Two polls show Cheney is down by about 30 points to her leading rival Harriet Hageman, who is endorsed by former President Trump. Hageman says she is better prepared than Cheney to fight for issues specific to a mountain west state like Wyoming, like ranching, minerals, property rights and water rights.
Harriet Hageman says – “She doesn’t come here to talk to us to explain her vote, to defend the decisions that she’s making. She focuses an awful lot of time on the January 6th committee but she’s not addressing the issues that are important to Wyoming.”
There’s a whole lot of money going into this race. In the first three months of this year, Cheney raised 2.9 million dollars and Hageman raised 1.3 million. But Hageman also has financial backing from Trump, and billionaire Paypal founder Peter Thiel. Straight from DC, I’m Ray Bogan.