Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming, who is facing near defeat during the state’s GOP primary on Tuesday, has routinely claimed to voters she’s a rock-ribbed conservative, touting her record in Congress.
But a new assessment of that record turned up a stunning truth: Cheney the ‘conservative’ has routinely voted with Democrats and RINOs in Congress.
According to Breitbart News, there are at least five occasions in recent years where Cheney has crossed over to help support Democrats and, especially, anti-Donald Trump initiatives:
Gun Control: The Wyoming Republican voted for the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act which “is a package of different gun control proposals stitched together with school safety and mental health provisions,” according to an assessment by the Heritage Foundation. She voted for the 80-page bill 72 hours after it was revealed. Heritage added: “Expecting members to understand the impacts of an 80-page bill in just 72 hours is irresponsible, not to mention the fact that it prevents the American people from weighing in on the package and having their voices heard.”
China Computer Chips Bill: She also voted for the CHIPS Act, which some have said will actually make U.S. chipmakers less competitive with China. The measure contains $250 billion that blends “corporate welfare with industrial policy,” Heritage stated, according to Breitbart News. “The bill includes $52 billion in financial incentives to the highly profitable semiconductor industry, $80 billion in increased funding to universities through the National Science Foundation (NSF), $10 billion for centrally planned regional technology hubs,’ and nearly $50 billion in funding for research at the Department of Energy.”
$1.5 Trillion Infrastructure Bill: Cheney backed the Omnibus & Supplemental Package, which spends $1.5 trillion on President Joe Biden’s and Democrats’ radical policy initiatives “with an attached $13.6 billion for aid to Ukraine,” the Heritage Foundation reported. “It fails to reverse the COVID-19 emergency or the Biden administration’s vaccine mandates, as conservative leaders have called for, and doubles down on the Green New Deal style government subsidies for green energy and climate policies,” the assessment adds.
Creation of Jan. 6 Committee: Not only did Cheney vote to create the committee, but she bucked the majority of her own party to take a co-chairmanship of it. “Since January 6th, the courage of my party’s leaders has faded. But the threat to our Republic has not. On an almost daily basis, Donald Trump repeats the same statements that provoked violence before. His attacks on our Constitution are accelerating. Our responsibility is to confront these threats, not appease and deflect,” she said as she accepted the position.
Impeaching Trump: Cheney notably voted to impeach then-President Donald Trump following the Jan. 6 riot, which she blamed on him. That led Trump to support a primary challenger to Cheney, Wyoming attorney Harriet Hageman, who has a massive double-digit lead heading into Tuesday’s primary.
“Cheney’s defeat would solidify the 2021 impeachment vote as one of the most career-wrecking votes in congressional history,” Breitbert News noted, adding that just two of the 10 Republicans who voted with her on impeachment will remain in Congress afterward:
Four opted to retire and not compete in a GOP primary, and with Rep. Peter Meijer (R-MI) and Rep. Tom Rice’s (R-SC) primary ousters, only two impeachment Republicans could remain. The impeachment Republicans who did not bother to run in 2022 are Reps. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH), Fred Upton (R-MI), and John Katko (R-NY). The impeachment Republicans who are projected to keep their seats in November are Reps. David Valadao (R-CA) and Dan Newhouse (R-WA).