Wyoming Representative Liz Cheney has found unlikely support for her fast-approaching primary next month in Kevin Costner, praising the Hollywood actor’s support by tweeting a photo of him wearing a T-shirt saying so.
“Real men put country above party,” the Republican congresswoman tweeted Tuesday night alongside a photo of the Yellowstone star donning a black cowboy hat and white shirt that reads, “I’m for Liz Cheney.”
The star of the acclaimed Paramount Network series lives in California, meaning he can’t actually vote for the Republican legislature, while the TV show — which is both set and filmed in Montana — is bordered south by the state. Wyoming from Mrs. Cheney.
The approval comes just a few weeks before Wyoming’s Aug. 16 primary for the state’s big house, with the incumbent three terms in desperate need of a boost as recent polls by the Casper Star Tribune released earlier this month indicates she is currently 22 points behind Trump-backed challenger Harriet Hageman.
Although Ms. Hageman, who has reiterated the former president’s claims that the 2020 U.S. election has been stolen, Representative Cheney leads by 52 percent to 30 percent in some polls, her fundraising goals are far behind those of the vice president of the United States. House selection committee. investigation into the January 6 riots.
Rep Cheney, who brought in $2.9 million in the second quarter of the year, continues to skip her Republican challenger, who saw just $1.8 million in the same period.
In her role as vice chair of the House select committee investigating the Capitol riot, Rep Cheney — who was stripped of her GOP leadership post after her decision to walk down the aisle with nine other House Republicans to to vote to impeach Donald Trump last year — the panel’s summer broadcasts often portrayed the one-time president as a threat to democracy.
In the red state of Wyoming, where Trump defeated Joe Biden by more than 40 points, Representative Cheney’s comments during the public hearings likely did not serve as a boost to her reelection campaign. For example, recent polls suggest that just 2 percent of Republicans say the Jan. 6 hearings are a top priority in the run-up to the midterm elections.
But to the seven-year congressional legislature, she seemed to admit that her goal at this particular political moment extends beyond this month’s primary, recently telling UKTN’s Jake Tapper that Americans “need to recognize what’s at stake.”
“I work hard here in Wyoming to earn every vote,” Ms Cheney said during an interview on… State of the Union. “But I will also say this. I’m not gonna lie. I’m not going to say things that aren’t true about the election. My opponents do that, especially just to get elected.”
“If I have to choose between retaining a seat in the House of Representatives or protecting the constitutional republic and making sure the American people know the truth about Donald Trump, I will choose the Constitution and the truth every day.” said Mrs. Cheney, who has been labeled a Republican (RINO) in name only by opponents of the MAGA movement.
The Wyoming primaries are scheduled for August 16.