“By announcing her decision to vote for impeachment Representative Cheney denied President Trump due process”
Trump-supporting Republicans are tired of being sold out by members of their own party. Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) voted with the Democrats to impeach Trump last week and already has a primary challenger as a result.
Expect more of this.
Evie Fordham reports at FOX News:
Liz Cheney gets 2022 primary challenger after Trump impeachment vote
Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., one of the top Republicans in the House of Representatives, has a primary challenger for the 2022 election after voting to impeach President Donald Trump.
Wyoming state Sen. Anthony Bouchard threw his hat in the ring, according to a statement of candidacy filed Wednesday with the Federal Election Commission. Bouchard has represented District 6 of Wyoming since 2017, according to Ballotpedia.
“I expect Never 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 in January after Cheney’s impeachment vote.
Cheney has represented Wyoming’s At-Large Congressional District since 2017.
Tristan Justice of The Federalist notes that Cheney was censured by Republicans in Wyoming and criticized by other House Republicans:
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.
Several members of the House have called for Cheney’s removal from House leadership, including Montana freshman Rep. Matt Rosendale, Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, and Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, however, has rejected the proposal for a new vote.
It wasn’t always this way. Cheney objected to the Democrats’ first effort to impeach Trump:
The great Ace of Spades has some thoughts on this which I really want to share with you:
They’re joining with the left to brand 75 million Americans Uncharged Terrorists. Every time the neocon liberal Republican establishment people lose a primary contest, they defect to the Democrats to make sure the insurgent loses.
That’s what Liz Cheney did. She doesn’t like the insurgent politics of Trump, so she followed the neocon/Rockefeller Republican pattern of joining with the far left to defeat an internal party rival.
That’s not how coalition politics are supposed to work. How it’s supposed to work is this: We argue amongst each other, we even primary each other. But, within our own coalition, we accept the results of majority rule. If an establishment candidate wins, fine, the insurgents’ supporters support the establishment candidate — reluctantly, of course, but they still support him.
And if the insurgent candidate wins, the establishment is required to accept the will of the majority and support that candidate. Again, reluctantly, but again, they still must support their coalition partners.
As many commenters always — rightly — point out: We’re always accepting the need to put internal party fights aside at the general election, and we always wind up voting for the Shit Sandwich we opposed, based on the promise that if and when our guy ever wins, the Establishment Corporatist Neocons will support our guy.
But this promise is a lie. They never do support our guy.
This is entirely a one-sided “partnership,” where we have endless obligations to the self-declared “elite” and they have none whatsoever to us.
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