Liz Cheney Doomed

Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

She’s done for.

On Thursday (Feb 17), House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA.) threw his support behind Harriet Hageman, the Trump-endorsed primary challenger to Rep. Liz Cheney (WY.).

McCarthy’s endorsement is the biggest Hageman has received from a House Republican. It is also the biggest endorsement against Liz Cheney, who is fighting for her political life after her outspoken criticism of Trump and involvement in the Jan 6 committee earned her censure from the Republican National Committee.

In a statement, McCarthy referenced criticism that Cheney is more fixated on Trump than she is on helping Wyoming, saying, “The most successful Representatives in Congress focus on the needs of their constituents, and throughout her career, Harriet has championed America’s natural resources and helped the people of Wyoming reject burdensome and onerous government overreach.”

He continued his statements saying he is looking forward to “welcoming Harriet to a Republican majority next Congress,” adding that “together” they will hold “Biden Administration accountable and deliver much-needed solutions for the American people.”

Trump also endorsed Hageman in September, with many expecting him to visit Wyoming later in the year to campaign for her in the state.

Hagerman responded to McCarthy’s endorsement, saying she was “grateful” for his “strong support.” She continued, adding, “I pledge that when I am Wyoming’s congresswoman, I will always stand up for our beautiful state and do the job I was sent there to do. I look forward to representing Wyoming’s interests in Congress.”

Hagerman also criticized Cheney in her statements saying, “Liz Cheney has completely lost the ability to do her job of representing Wyoming as our only member of the House of Representatives. The Democrats in Washington, D.C. only see her as a temporary but useful tool to achieve their partisan goals.”