Liz Cheney back in the spotlight
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - The January 6th Committee reconvened on Capitol Hill on Thursday, yet again thrusting Congresswoman Liz Cheney (R - Wyo.) into the spotlight.
But, with the primary election looming, her national exposure could be coming to an end.
Cheney was ousted from her house leadership role in congress because of her vote to impeach Former President Donald Trump, as well as her willingness to pursue the January 6th investigation.
As these hearings unfold, some Wyomingites are applauding Cheney on her party defiance, while others are condemning her involvement, according to Casper College Political Science Instructor Erich Frankland.
Frankland says Cheney will have a better chance to win the Republican nomination if the primary pool stays wide and some of the other candidates are able to pull some traction.
“I’ll also be curious to see what will happen to the Republican party in Wyoming, There are some real schisms right now between the larger counties such as Laramie and Natrona and the rest of the state. Will we see a fraction of the political party? There are some concerns about that nationally if Mr. Trump decides to run gain in 2024.” He said.
Cheney and the rest of the January 6th Committee detailed Former President Trump’s alleged efforts to pressure his Vice President, Mike Pence, into overturning the results of the 2020 Election on Thursday.
Cheney’s leading primary challenger, Harriet Hageman, is one of many congressional hopefuls endorsed by the Former President.
Wyoming’s Primary Election is on August 16th, and you can follow the election right here on Wyoming News Now.
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