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Cheney not done attacking Trump and GOP not done with her

Cheney not done attacking Trump and GOP not done with her


Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyoming) has been named vice chair of the Jan. 6 Commission by House Democrats.

Cheney not done attacking Trump and GOP not done with her

Democratic leaders in the U.S. House have awarded Trump-hating Rep. Liz Cheney for defying her own party by making her vice chair of the nakedly partisan Jan. 6 Commission.

Reacting to that news, which was announced by Democrats on Sept. 2, Rob Chambers of AFA Action says Cheney is cooperating with what he calls an “outcome-based” analysis of the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.

“Meaning that they're only going to fill those slots on that committee,” he explains, “to reach the end result that they've already determined that they would arrive at.”

And they are doing so with the help of Cheney and fellow GOP lawmaker Rep. Adam Kinzinger.

Both of those lawmakers know what the inevitable outcome will be, Chambers says, which is to blame Donald Trump because Democrats already blamed the former president earlier this year and impeached him.

Back in May, with a voice vote from fellow Republicans, Cheney got booted from a powerful No. 3 leadership position in the House Republican Conference.

"I will do everything I can,” Cheney told reporters after the vote, “to ensure that the former president never again gets anywhere near the Oval Office.”

Cheney’s actions have angered conservative voters back in Wyoming, where other Republicans have vowed to run against her in next year’s mid-term elections.

As a member of the Jan. 6 Commission, Cheney is also part of a partisan committee that is demanding numerous federal agencies provide a sweeping amount of private communications from numerous Trump aides, conservative journalists and activists, and a Proud Boys leader.

Chambers, Rob (AFA Action) Chambers

The list of names includes Hope Hicks, Kayleigh McEnany, Steve Bannon, Michael Flynn, Melania Trump, Kimberly Guilfoyle, Roger Stone, Alex Jones, Scott Presler, Gina Loudon, and Jack Posobiec, among many, many others, The Daily Wire reported last month.

Back on Capitol Hill, fellow Republicans are not done with either lawmaker. Arizona Rep. Andy Biggs is accusing Cheney and Kinzinger of being “two spies for the Democrats” in a letter sent to Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the Minority Leader. The letter asks McCarthy to change rules that would boot both lawmakers from the GOP conference.

Regarding the Jan. 6 riot, Chambers points out the FBI recently admitted it failed to find any backdoor, secretive conspiracies to attack the Capitol. That claim was made early on and would have come with federal charges for conspiracy against groups such as Oath Keepers and Proud Boys.

American Family News reported on that news in an August story that can be read here.

Polls show uphill climb for the congresswoman

Meanwhile, a poll of Wyoming Republican voters shows more trouble for Liz Cheney.

"[She] is suffering from abysmal ratings in her own state," says Chambers. "The hill that Liz Cheney is going to have to climb is I believe insurmountable if she has a good candidate opposing her."

Chambers contends that even if there are multiple GOP challengers, there would be a runoff if no candidate passed the 50-percent threshold. "And if that were to be the case … if this person is remotely conservative and has a high likeability factor, then Cheney's going home," he adds.

A poll released at the end of July revealed that 77% of Republican primary voters in Wyoming said they would back a candidate other than Cheney, with only 23% saying they would support her for re-election. And the survey conducted by McLaughlin & Associates showed that 53% of respondents described Cheney as "liberal" while only 26% described the at-large representative as "conservative."

A separate survey conducted by Fabrizio, Lee & Associates found Cheney the most unpopular Republican in the country among GOP voters, with a negative 4% net-favorability.


Editor's Note: AFA Action is a division of the American Family Association, the parent organization that oversees American Family News and AFN.net.