‘I’m Not Going to Convince the Crazies’: Liz Cheney Dismisses Wyoming Republicans


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Wyoming GOP Rep. Liz Cheney is in serious jeopardy of being ousted from her seat.

The endangered RINO lawmaker is under fire again after she chose to mingle with reporters and media executives over attending an annual grassroots event last weekend.

“Where’s Liz Cheney? The Wyoming Republican’s Exile From Wyoming Republicans,” The New York Times headlined a report detailing Cheney’s noticeable absence from her home state.

“Ms. Cheney hasn’t appeared at a state Republican Party function in more than two years and hasn’t been to an in-person event for any of the party’s 23 county chapters since 2020,” the NYT report stated.

On Saturday, Wyoming Republicans held a major fundraiser, which has been labeled as the “biggest night of the year” for the area’s Republicans.

Cheney, however, was in the state capital of Cheyenne at an annual gathering for the Wyoming Press Association.

Even the NYT reported that Cheney’s focus on Washington rather than Wyoming “is raising questions in Wyoming about whether she is counting on Democrats to bail her out in the August primary — or even whether she really is battling to hold on to her office.”

While speaking with the NYT, Cheney said she wasn’t going to spend time talking to “crazies.”


“I’m not going to convince the crazies and I reject the crazies,” Cheney told the NYT while gathered with reporters instead of supporters at the fundraiser.

“I reject the notion that somehow we don’t have to abide by the rule of law. And the people right now who are in the leadership of our state party, I’m not trying to get their support because they’ve abandoned the Constitution,” Cheney added.

Cheney’s political career is on life support.

Harriet Hageman, the Trump-backed Republican candidate challenging Cheney in Wyoming’s GOP Primary this August, has raised more than $1 million in fundraising in less than six months.

“Hageman brought in roughly $745,000 from her campaign launch on Sept. 9 through the end of 2021, according to figures shared first with Fox News on Monday, with over a quarter-million raised since the beginning of the new year,” it was reported.

“The Wyoming native who’s backed by former President Trump as she runs to oust Cheney also reported bringing in $443,460 during the October-December fourth-quarter of fundraising. And Hageman, a conservative lawyer who’s fought for water, land, and property rights, spotlighted that more than half of her funds came from within Wyoming and that her campaign had $381,163 cash on hand at the end of 2021,” the report added.

Trump, who has stepped up his efforts to oust Cheney from Congress, endorsed Hageman as she entered the race.


“Wyoming deserves to be represented by someone who cares about Wyoming, not someone who is consumed by her own personal war with President Trump,” Hageman told Fox News. “I have been to all 23 counties in Wyoming, and I know that the people are desperate for a change.”

“We only get one House seat, and we can’t waste it on someone from Northern Virginia who does all of Nancy Pelosi’s dirty work to distract voters from Joe Biden’s disastrous administration,” Hageman charged. “I am standing for Wyoming First and America First values, which is something that Liz Cheney cannot and will not say.”

For her part, Cheney is closer than ever before to potentially losing her seat.

Recent polling shows Cheney down double-digits in her primary against Harriet Hageman, a GOP activist who is endorsed by Donald Trump.


In a SoCo Strategies poll conducted to gauge the impact of Trump endorsements, Cheney is 18-points behind Trump-backed Hageman.

The new survey of Republican voters found that Hageman leads Cheney, 38%-18%.

The independent survey — not done for Cheney or Hageman — was included in a handful of other state results showing that a Trump endorsement can be a game-changer.

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