Cheney will not go down in history as a hero.
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo) doesn’t mind being the pariah among her GOP colleagues, something she made very clear during her turn bashing former President Donald Trump during prime-time broadcasting.
Cheney, who now holds the seat her father — former Vice President Dick Cheney — once held, used her position on the Select Committee investigating Jan. 6 to allege that Trump abused his powers as President to orchestrate an attempted coup.
Her claims during the committee’s first public hearing on Thursday (June 9) evening reinforced he position as Public Enemy No. 1 among Trump’s many staunch supporters.
The public hearing has also complicated Cheney’s path to re-election in Wyoming, a deeply red state and Trump stronghold.
Cheney currently faces an opponent with the energetic backing of the former President.
As Cheney’s criticism of Trump grows louder, the Wyoming Republican’s motives are being thrown into question.
Some believe Cheney is motivated by a self-sacrificial desire to maintain the country’s democratic traditions, while others believe she is motivated by an egomaniacal attempt to advance her fame and political powers through her vocal criticism.
Yet, the only aspect of Cheney’s political motivations that isn’t in question is that she has staked her legacy on being an anti-Trump activist.
This is something she made clear during the first in a string of public hearings when she stated: “President Trump summoned the mob, assembled the mob, and lit the flame of this attack.”