What an act of desperation!
Liz Cheney, the daughter of war-mongering former Vice President Dick Cheney, threw a Hail Mary pass on Thursday when she released a campaign ad focused solely on Donald Trump and his justified gripes about the 2020 election.
The scathing campaign ad comes as Cheney takes a break from her role on the Jan. 6 House Select Committee whose primetime show trials are failing to resonate with the American public.
Featured prominently in the ad is good ole Dick Cheney, the chief architect of the Iraq War.
Dick claimed in the ad that Donald Trump was “a threat to our republic”, ignoring the glaring hypocrisy of such a statement.
Dick Cheney lambasted Trump as a coward who lied to the people after voters rejected him during the 2020 election, chiding that “deep down,” Trump and the GOP know he was defeated. He then hailed his daughter’s fearlessness in leading the effort to stop Trump from returning to the White House.
“He tried to steal the last election using lies and violence to stay in power after voters rejected him. He is a coward. A real man wouldn’t lie to his supporters. He lost his election, and he lost big.”
“In our nation’s 246 year history there has never been an individual who is a greater threat to our Republic than Donald Trump.” Dick Cheney pic.twitter.com/erBPBNy8ah
— Liz Cheney (@Liz_Cheney) August 4, 2022
Since Liz Cheney began publicly criticizing Trump’s actions surrounding the 2020 election and joined the House Jan. 6 committee, her approval has nosedived among Wyoming voters. She is facing a tough primary challenge from Trump-backed attorney Harriet Hageman.
Dick Cheney held Wyoming’s lone House seat from 1979-89 before being defense secretary and then vice president under President George W. Bush.
Polls have consistently shown Liz Cheney trailing, with one in July showing Hageman eclipsing her by 22 percentage points. Still, Dick Cheney voiced optimism that his daughter will prevail in her battle against Trump.
The Cheneys had once enjoyed positions of prominence in Republican circles. Dick Cheney was vice president for eight years, and his daughter was the chairwoman of the House Republican Conference until she faced a mutiny last year after bucking the party with her criticisms of Trump for the Capitol riot.
Liz Cheney recently received support from Yellowstone star Kevin Costner. In June, reports surfaced that her campaign was sending mailers with instructions for Democratic voters on how to switch parties.
The Wyoming Republican House primary will be a significant test of whether one of Trump’s most prominent critics in the House can survive.
Author: Sebastian Hayworth