Liz Cheney: one of the few, the proud, the tone deaf, the Republicans who voted to impeach Donald Trump—after he already left office. Beaten by Joe Biden, a senile puppet who, despite supposedly winning 81 million votes, can’t come close to filling a small theater for a much-hyped CNN Townhall, Trump peacefully, and in full accord with the Constitution, vacated the White House. Cheney’s Medal of Honor-class courage and fidelity to the Constitution won her the praise of the greatest defender of the Constitution in American history—just ask her—Nancy Pelosi. Enter “liz cheney” into the SMM homepage search bar to find every article on Cheney.
One might think this odd—a Republican seeking and basking in the praise of the leader of the party working very hard to destroy America and shred the Constitution, but this is 2021, and Liz Cheney is not just any Republican, no. Actually, she’s not much of a Republican at all. Before we launch into the specific topic of this article, let’s see what people who actually live in Wyoming—a free state—think of Ms. Cheney, courtesy of Breitbart.com:
As Wyoming Republicans gathered at Cody’s Stampede Parade this Summer to celebrate the Fourth of July, Liz Cheney was nowhere to be found.
Keep in mind, gentle readers, the population of Wyoming is around 600,000. Our congressional delegation—all three of them—appear at Fourth of July events around the state—it’s pretty much mandatory,–and they do it gladly, because they actually like Wyoming–they live there too and when they leave politics, that’s where they’ll retire–and the people that live there. Cheney, not so much.
Sen. John Barrasso (R) walked down the street of Cody’s Sheridan Avenue during the parade, stopping to shake the hands of military veterans and offer them a challenge coin to thank them for their service. Sen. Cynthia Lummis (R) waved at cheering supporters from a classic Pontiac Grandville convertible with a pair of bull horns mounted on the front grill. Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon walked the parade lineup with a large bag of candy to hand to children on the street.
But there was no sign of Wyoming’s lone elected member of Congress.
Days earlier, Cheney accepted an appointment from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to a special commission to investigate the January 6th riots on Capitol Hill, saying in a statement she was ‘honored to be chosen’ for the task.
I’m sure she is; more’s the pity. More on this shortly.
Cheney was also absent from the Park County Republican Party’s annual Freedom Celebration at the Wyoming Veterans Memorial Park after the parade where Gordon, Barrasso, and Lummis spoke together with local and state politicians.
In an interview with Breitbart News after the parade, Barrasso said he could not remember the last time he met with Cheney. Lummis told Breitbart News she spoke with Cheney about a month ago at an event with political figures but said it was up to Wyoming voters to decide her political fate.
Republicans in Park County noted that Cheney was holding private invitation-only events to defend her position, but even some state lawmakers noted they were not invited.
‘She’s having private gatherings. I would assume that it is people with dollars,’ State Rep. Dan Laursen said.
Scott, a man from Cody, said he attended the small private meeting with Cheney as Republicans voiced their disappointment with her impeachment vote.
‘We told her to quit talking about Trump. Just shut up about it. We wanted you to just serve Wyoming,’ he said.
He said that Cheney spoke about her ‘constitutional duty’ to make sure Trump could never run for office again.
Hmmm. I wonder why some state lawmakers weren’t invited? It’s puzzling. Oh, and I’m not seeing that “duty” anywhere in the Constitution, but then again, I’m not Liz Cheney. Maybe it’s somewhere in the penumbras and emanations?
‘We don’t really care about that,’ he said. ‘We need to go in there and be advocating for oil and gas and things.’
After hearing her argument, he said he was not impressed.
Cheney told the group she was not trying to run for president in 2024 but was uniquely focused on Trump, he recalled.
He said he preferred Bouchard or Gray who had a chance to compete with Cheney, but that a divided conservative field would only reelect Cheney who would get more moderate and Democrat voters in the state.
In Wyoming, Democrats can vote in the Republican primary if they choose.
Republicans at the veterans’ event in Cody universally condemned Cheney for siding with the establishment in Washington, DC, against Trump despite the state’s support for the former president.
‘We all know what happened right off the bat. She didn’t even give Trump and that whole deal an opportunity. She jumped ship because she’s a RINO,’ a Republican sheepherder named Doug said. ‘In Wyoming, she does not get to run this state. She’s not going to be reelected.’
He noted that Cheney was never really from Wyoming, and voters always viewed her with skepticism.
‘She may as well go to Virginia or wherever she’s really from and just be a Democrat and do her thing,’ he said.
One woman named Becky rolled her eyes when asked about Cheney’s reelection chances in the state.
‘If she wins reelection, there’s something wrong with Wyoming,’ she said.
Two veterans attending the event also voiced their disappointment with Cheney.
‘I think a lot of veterans here think she’s a RINO. She’s too much like John McCain,’ John, a veteran from the state said to Breitbart News. ‘And it’s too bad. Everybody’s got to support each other and everybody’s got to work together.’
He said Cheney made her impeachment vote all about herself and her legacy and not about the people of Wyoming.
When asked if there was anything Cheney could do or say to get his vote, he replied shortly, ‘Retire.’
Adam, another veteran who fought in the Middle East said he appreciated Trump’s America First policies, including his attempt to withdraw troops from the Middle East, while Cheney pushed for the opposite.
‘What’s so wrong with bringing it in?’ he asked. ‘Let’s bring in some of the bases in some of the weird spots. Let’s reconsolidate and rebuild the superpower status. We don’t need American blood on everything.’
As she runs for reelection in the state, Cheney has kept a low profile in Wyoming, but ramped up her national media profile.
Cheney is keeping a low profile in Wyoming because she knows damned well she’ll get a warm reception, and not the kind of warmth she would prefer, pretty much everywhere in the state. By all means, take the link and read the whole article, which includes profiles of Cheney’s main opponents. On to Cheney’s latest debacle, courtesy of The New York Post:
The House voted Wednesday to approve Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s select committee to investigate the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. But by prejudging its conclusions and insisting on picking the majority of members, Pelosi has made the only inquiry that Americans could trust — a truly bipartisan one — impossible.
Here’s a revealing point:
Ten House Republicans voted to impeach President Donald Trump over what they said was his role in his supporters’ attack on the Capitol, but just two of them voted to OK Pelosi’s commission. That indicates it was created in bad faith.
A bipartisan agreement on an investigation passed the House last month but failed in the Senate. It would’ve given both parties subpoena power and let each pick five members with expertise in national security and law enforcement to examine security shortcomings that led to the Capitol debacle. Under Wednesday’s resolution, Pelosi gets to appoint eight of the committee’s 13 members; the other five ‘shall be appointed after consultation with the minority leader’ — in other words, Pelosi decides those, too.
It has long been tradition that each party picks the members of such bodies, for obvious reasons. Obviously, Pelosi intends to ensure the commission investigates only what she wants investigated and comes to the right–left–preordained conclusions.
The committee is to investigate ‘the facts, circumstances and causes’ of the attack, as well as ‘influencing factors that fomented’ it. But Pelosi has already decided what those are. ‘On that day, our temple of democracy was attacked by insurrectionists,’ she said in announcing her plan. ‘The white supremacy, the anti-Semitism, the Islamophobia, all the rest of it’ was ‘so evident’ in the ‘insurrection incited by the president of the United States.’
Pelosi picked a Republican (Liz Cheney of Wyoming) as one of her eight appointees, but other GOP members who voted for impeachment blasted Pelosi’s partisan ploy.
Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-Wash.) noted the speaker holds some responsibility for the Capitol’s protection. ‘Both sides have things that need to be looked at and revealed,’ she said. ‘And the credibility of it is just going to be shot.’
Somehow I doubt the fact Pelosi repeatedly refused offers of National Guard support before January 6, and on that very day, will find its way into the committee’s final report.
Rep. John Katko (R-NY), who also voted to impeach and worked with a Democratic House Homeland Security Committee colleague on the bipartisan bill, said Pelosi’s version means ‘a turbo-charged partisan exercise, not an honest fact-finding body that the American people and Capitol Police deserve.’
Another impeacher, Rep. Anthony Gonzalez (R-Ohio), warned the committee “will end up being a partisan shouting match that accomplishes next to nothing and only serves to further divide us.”
Let’s take this step by step with help from Paul Mirengoff at Powerline:
[Republican House Minority Leader] Kevin McCarthy has named five Republicans to serve on the House select committee that will investigate the events of January 6. The House Minority leader selected Jim Banks (Indiana), Jim Jordan (Ohio), Rodney Davis (Illinois), Kelly Armstrong (North Dakota), and Troy Nehls (Texas). Banks will be the ranking member.
At Hot Air, Allahpundit categorizes Banks and Jordan as thoroughgoing MAGA members, which seems fair. Banks issued a statement that leaves no doubt as to what he thinks about Speaker Pelosi’s decision to have a committee investigate January 6.
Cheney is apparently not all that interested in comity, even with fellow Republicans trying to protect her during the worst attack on America since the Civil War—according to President Biden:
Allahpundit notes that Liz Cheney will be serving on the committee along with Jordan, and he points to this alleged statement by Cheney (as reported by a couple of Washington Post reporters in a book):
‘That f***ing guy Jim Jordan. That son of a b*tch… While these maniacs are going through the place, I’m standing in the aisle and he said, ‘We need to get the ladies away from the aisle. Let me help you.’ I smacked his hand away and told him, ‘Get away from me. You f***ing did this.’
If Liz Cheney really believes that Jim Jordan ‘did’ the January 6 rioting, then she’s become as unhinged as her detractors claim she has.
I report; you decide gentle readers, but Trump Derangement Syndrome does tend to leave one permanently unhinged. We now turn to PJ Media and the meat of this article:
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rejected two of Republican Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s five choices to sit on the select committee that will investigate the riot at the Capitol on January 6.
Pelosi said that Ranking Judiciary Committee Member Jim Jordan — a close ally of Donald Trump — and Republican Study Committee Chairman Jim Banks cannot be on the committee because they might jeopardize ‘the integrity of the investigation.’
Yes. They might demand a complete investigation. That would be bad. Probably white supremacist, racist, and domestic terrorist too.
For his part, McCarthy threatened to pull all the GOP members from the Committee unless Pelosi changed her mind.
‘With respect for the integrity of the investigation, with an insistence on the truth and with concern about statements made and actions taken by these Members, I must reject the recommendations of Representatives Banks and Jordan to the Select Committee,’ Pelosi said in a statement. ‘The unprecedented nature of January 6th demands this unprecedented decision.’
The appointment of Trump supporters would ruin everything. No one is supposed to defend Trump or the Republicans. The GOP members will be present in order to give a patina of ‘bipartisanship’ to the proceedings.
As CNN points out, because there is one Republican who has agreed to be on the committee — Liz Cheney — it will still be ‘bipartisan.’ [skip]
It’s still bipartisan even though no real Republicans will be there because CNN says so.
Hmmmm. I’m quite certain that’s not how Wyomingites are seeing it. Oh, and McCarthy did pull all of his appointees, leaving only Cheney, who he did not appoint. Newsmax has this from Cheney:
‘There must be an investigation that is nonpartisan, that is sober, that is serious, that gets to the facts, wherever they may lead,’ Cheney said, according to The Hill. ‘And at every opportunity, the minority leader has attempted to prevent the American people from understanding what happened to block this investigation.’ [skip]
Pelosi ‘’objected to two, one of whom may well be a material witness to events that led to that day, that led to Jan. 6,’’ Cheney said. ‘’The other, who disqualified himself by his comments in particular over the last 24 hours demonstrating that he is not taking this seriously — he is not dealing with the facts of this investigation, but rather viewed it as a political platform.’
The “material witness’ nonsense comes from D/S/C’s constant claims Republican members of Congress actually participated in planning the events of Jan. 6. They, of course, have never produced a shred of evidence to back it up, but it’s a convenient excuse for removing Republicans who would insist on asking inconvenient questions from witnesses D/S/Cs don’t want to hear.
‘[Pelosi] has objected to two members, and the rhetoric around this from the minority leader and from those two members has been disgraceful. This must be an investigation that is focused on facts,’ Cheney added, ‘and the idea that any of this has become politicized is really unworthy of the office that we all hold and unworthy of our republic.’
Riiiiight. How dare anyone think Nancy Pelosi would ever play politics! That’s unworthy of the Republic she seeks to fundamentally transform. But what about Cheney? Is she being consistent? Not quite, as The Federalist reports:
Republican Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming, who previously voted in favor of President Trump’s impeachment, announced her support of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s rejection of ranking Republicans from her January 6 commission.
Cheney’s support comes just months after she criticized the speaker, saying Pelosi has ‘no business determining which Republicans sit on committees,’ adding that such a move ‘sets a dangerous precedent for this institution.’
Cheney’s past statements now contradict what she told the press Thursday, that she agrees with Pelosi’s decision to reject both Reps. Jim Jordan and Jim Banks, both of whom were selected by House Minority Leader McCarthy.
Normal Americans, unlike tone deaf politicians, would think this hypocritical, but they’re not stalwart defenders of the Constitution and the Republic like Pelosi and Cheney. In our two-party system, it’s important for representatives to be essentially loyal to their party. It’s how America’s business is done, and particularly when the D/S/C Party is working viciously to turn America into a one-party socialist state, it’s more important than ever.
That doesn’t mean representatives shouldn’t vote against their party when the party is working against America. If D/S/Cs did that, they’re be Republicans. Cheney is doing the opposite; she’s voting against America, which Wyomingites tend to notice and take rather personally. Regular readers know I’m less than impressed with Congressional Republicans in general, but while cloaking herself in the Constitution, Liz Cheney continues to be nothing other than a deranged Never Trumper, determined to hound him to the gates of Hell, even if it takes down the Republican Party and America in the process. Inspector Javert has nothing on her.
Wyomingites are more than smart enough to notice her absence, and her intentions. They’re not impressed, and they’ll be expressing those feelings come November, 2022.