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State Sen. Anthony Bouchard announced that he would challenge Republican Rep. Liz Cheney in the upcoming primary for the U.S. Congress in 2022.
Liz Cheney (Republican Party) is a member of the U.S. House, representing Wyoming’s At-Large Congressional District. She assumed office on January 3, 2017. She has served since Jan 3, 2017. Cheney is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.
Numerous Wyoming Republicans rebuke Cheney’s anti-Trump vote.
Bouchard’s decision to run against Cheney is partly based on her decision to support the Democrat’s bid to impeach former President Trump.
‘I Never expect Trumpers to do this stuff. But Cheney should be run out of town, and back to Virginia for joining the blame game!’ Bouchard wrote on Facebook after Cheney’s vote.
The Republican Party Central Committee of Carbon County, Wyoming, also voted unanimously to censure their at-large representative over her decision to support Trump’s impeachment.
The state Republican Party also condemned the vote, while an online recall petition has drawn more than 36,000 signatures as of this writing.
‘By announcing her decision to vote for impeachment Representative Cheney denied President Trump due process; she judged the ‘evidence’ before it was presented and refused to listen to the arguments made,’” the Wyoming GOP released in a statement earlier this month,”
We have questioned Cheney’s loyalty to the Republican conservative block. We still think that she reacted to the Trump Impeachment guided only by her dislike for the former President.
The Democrats put forth no evidence to support an Impeachment. Cheney sets forth a dangerous path for future Impeachment proceedings: She is willing to vote without examination.
We welcome a challenge to her likely bid for Congress. She has not proven her loyalty to Republicans.
During a Wednesday press conference, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-Wy.) contradicted each other about Trump’s role in the GOP. McCarthy said that Trump should play a role, and Cheney said she is opposed to the former president playing a role in the party.
Meanwhile, Lindsey Graham has been a supporter of the Trump Administration’s policies and, on numerous occasions, said Trump has been one of the most “consequential” presidents in history. He also told “Hannity” that he had recently spent the weekend with the former president and feels positive about Trump’s role in the GOP and his policies, especially on immigration.
“I’ve never felt better about President Trump’s leading the party than I do right now,” Graham said. Source: Epoch Times.
Wyoming state Rep. Chuck Gray, a Republican, made the announcement on social media.
‘It’s time for a leader who actually listens to the hard-working people of Wyoming, and not to the D.C elitists,’ he wrote in a tweet. ‘Join me on my journey as I seek the Republican nomination for the United States Congress.’
In his announcement, Gray criticized Cheney after she joined House Democrats in impeaching former President Donald Trump in January. Following her vote, several Republican lawmakers, Trump surrogates, and the former president himself suggested she be primaried.
‘It is abundantly clear to those of us who actually live in Wyoming that Liz Cheney views her positions as nothing more than a stepping stone, and we’re just supposed to go along with it. Well, not anymore. Wyoming agrees with President Trump … it is time to get rid of Liz Cheney,’ Gray said in a statement. ‘My proven record of leadership for the people of Wyoming is the polar opposite of hers, and it is why I am proud to announce my intent to seek the Republican Party’s nomination to serve the citizens of Wyoming in the United States House of Representatives.’”
Gray, meanwhile, has called for either her resignation or her to be censured. Source” Epoch Times