Liz Cheney Has Two Words For Trump
Liz Cheney doesn’t so much care what a certain Florida retiree has to say about her or the Republican who has announced that she’s running against her for Congress.
Twice-impeached, one-term former president Donald Trump, fulfilling his pledge to oppose Cheney’s reelection to the House, has endorsed Harriet Hageman, an attorney who resigned earlier this week as Wyoming’s national GOP committeewoman. A statement posted to Trump’s website reads, “Harriet has my Complete and Total Endorsement in replacing the Democrats number one provider of sound bites, Liz Cheney.”
True to form, Cheney’s reaction was succinct: “Here’s a sound bite for you: Bring it.”
Here’s a sound bite for you: Bring it. pic.twitter.com/VmET1JUs12
— Liz Cheney (@Liz_Cheney) September 9, 2021
Cheney is the highest-ranking Republican to vote in favor of impeaching Trump over his role in inciting the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol. The Wyoming Republican consistently has been one of the most outspoken critics of the former president since Trump left office, a stance that cost her a leadership spot in the Republican party but earned her the vice chair position on the House Select Committee that is investigating the riot.
Trump’s endorsement was classic, name-calling Trump and labeled Cheney a “warmonger and disloyal Republican.” It also indicated that current Wyoming Sen. Cynthia Lummis is backing Hageman in her challenge to Cheney for the GOP nomination. But in an interview with the Washington Examiner, Lummis was anything but all-in for Hageman.
“I’ll tell you, I’ve known Harriet Hageman for decades. She is a fabulous choice for President Trump — and I’m just leaving it at that,” Lummis said. “Take my statement at face value. That’s all I’m saying.”
In announcing her candidacy, Hageman said, “Like many Wyomingites, I supported Liz Cheney when she ran for Congress. But then she betrayed Wyoming, she betrayed this country, and she betrayed me.”