35 Burst results for "Liz Liz Cheney"
Biden Regime Establishes Special Counsel to Investigate Trump
"Regime has now announced a special counsel to determine whether or not Donald Trump should be charged. This is all planned. And by the way, this means that Hunter Biden will probably be indicted soon. That has been our prediction for quite some time to make it seem like they're playing both sides. This thing's going to get pretty messy. It's going to get very ugly. And this is the reason why Charlie the grassroots has to rise up more than it ever has before. And this can not be personality driven alone, right? We're not going to convert more people over to our side by just waving flags and honking and wine. So let's talk about that. So how long have you and I have been advocating for the Trump world to stop just doing rallies and turn them into action events? Yeah, I mean, we do it for 5 or 6 years. So Charlie, it wouldn't be, it wouldn't be fair to advocate for that. And because there's a lot of people to do that in D.C. who tell you what to do and they don't actually do it themselves. What we do at turning point actions, we host an event. We'll do an event. Basically with anybody. We really will, right? It doesn't matter who it is. Trump, desantis, like, well, we'll host what we do have some standards. We have no Liz Cheney. People who we endorse, but we support. But I mean, like, look, I mean, we have, we'll do it with anyone that we support. And we go out and when people show up to those rallies, when we have hundreds of not thousands of people that show up to our events, we give them a clipboard on the way out and we say, we need you to go knock these 20 doors.
Recapping Everything We Know About Arizona With Tyler Bowyer
"Boyer is here. Many of you know him from the last, it feels like a long month this last week. It's been a long year this last week. We've been everywhere and I'm telling you what. Again, I just want to reiterate for the entire audience, Charlie. There are only a few states that matter for 2024. We happen to be sitting in what I think is number one or number two. I think it's a really hard call to say that you've got Arizona. You've got Georgia. You've got Wisconsin. Those three states are going to really determine what the future of the fate of the country is going to be in 2024. And I'm, you know, we've been we've been working hard. We've been busting our tail. But I'm infuriated because the national apparatus, the national Republican apparatus has not taken that seriously here in Arizona. They just have it. And so we are now staring down doing everything we can, claw, tooth, nail, everything to make sure Abraham Hamid gets across the finish line. And I know that people are following that very closely. I've been throwing up 304 votes. Right now. Subject to change, obviously. And he's got to win in order to give us any kind of fighting chance for the future of Arizona. He's got to win. And so God bless those we've seen a lot of haters come out, a lot of moderates who did nothing. In fact, they were working against us. Working against conservatives in Arizona throughout this and now it's very clear that they were doing that. And now they have the gall after we are about to win or barely barely lose like a hair lose for Carrie or hair loose for Abe, our hair lose for these other guys. I mean, even Blake was like 2%. Our issue here is that now those people are coming out saying, oh, the Republican Party needs to refine itself. This is Liz Cheney stuff, guys. Let's change. You just got body slammed. If we want to get body slammed like Liz Cheney across the ballot, listen to these people. The heroes of Arizona this week were the ones that were chasing ballots and curing ballots because Abe amade. When he wins, it will be because of the cured ballots.
Could Liz Cheney Become the New House Speaker?
"Some rather bizarre information coming from Capitol Hill. So I didn't think this was a possibility, but it sort of makes sense. So there is some concern that if the Republicans only have a one or two seat majority in the House of Representatives, that you could have some establishment or moderate Republicans. Siding with the Democrats and installing Liz Cheney as Speaker of the House. You say, well Todd Liz Cheney's she lost her congressional race. She's not in Congress, doesn't matter. According to the rules of the House, the speaker does not have to be an elected member of Congress, which is why so many people were suggesting, oh, let's get Donald Trump as the Speaker of the House. Well, I don't think you're going to be able to do that if you've got some renegade establishment Republicans out there who would be threatening and there are some and we're going to be naming names who are suggesting they would be supportive of Liz Cheney. This is one of the reasons why MTG and by the way, one of those individuals is congressman Don bacon from Nebraska. So this is why Marjorie Taylor Greene came out yesterday and said that she is supporting Kevin McCarthy. She's afraid that people might jump ship and that there would be enough votes to install Liz Cheney as the Speaker of the House. This is how crazy it's getting here, people. Can you imagine?
Elon Musk to Fire Half of Twitter Workforce
"Elon Musk said he's going to fire half of Twitter. Half of the tour to workforce. And it says, even for a guy like Elon Musk $44 billion is quite a chunk of money to spin on anything, even the worst, even the most valuable and influence with social media platform in the world. As in business in the business world, cost cutting measures are typically deployed upon acquiring a new business. According to the bombshell Bloomberg report Wednesday night, it appears that the first money saving cut could come Friday in a way of firing roughly half of Twitter's entire workforce. That would be about 3700 people, according to the reports Musk also said to require a majority of whichever workers are left standing to actually come to work at the office. And we did as we did back in the good old days. I don't think it's a problem with this. Listen, this is capitalism. It's capitalism. You know, hey, look, man, ain't nobody, it's not a charity. This is a for profit publicly traded company. And if you're finances, your income that's coming in isn't matching your output, then you're going to have to cut some people. And to be honest, I really like the cuts because I bet 3700 of these foods are liberal tro heads. They do nothing but shadow ban and are activists on the dime of Twitter. And so I think it's a good job. You know, obviously they must be clearly wasteful for him to even evaluate, getting rid of 3700 people. They're probably completely wasteful.
Democrats Are on the Ropes...
"The Democrats on the ropes. They laying their fade out. All we gotta do is finish the job. All we gotta do while they're vulnerable is get them in the rear naked choke. And make them tap out. There ain't no time to be a feeling sorry for him. There ain't no time to want to pray for him. We already prayed and God I already answered. We're winning, and we need to finish the deal. I really do believe there's gonna be the biggest conservative victory, and it's gonna revive America again, because I think 2020 took the sale out of a lot of people, you know, took the win out of a lot of people's sales, man. I ain't gonna lie, I was even feeling some type of way. I was like, oh my God, can I ever trust another election? And people that are saying there's no election fraud. I mean, come on, bro come on, bro even at the fake January 6th hearings and all this sort of stuff. There is election fraud. They just said that it wasn't enough to overturn an election. They admit that it was fraud. But it wasn't enough to overturn election. I don't know if that's factor or an opinion. But you can not tell me after watching 2000 mules that you think that that's totally normal that people are dropping mail in a mailbox with gloves on. And then it's not like they had a winter gloves. And they're dropping ballast off his cold outside. One of the videos I saw the lady was in a short sleeved shirt with gloves on. And then once she dropped the balance off, she took the gloves off and threw him in the trash. What reason would you need to have gloves on? To drop off ballots.
Keisha Lance Bottoms Blames Trump For Rising Crime
"And the clip. From bottoms. Keisha bottoms is a, you know, these people are like, I like to say that they're evil. I don't know if they really believe the stuff that they say. Because you just got to be an out of touch with reality adult for you to think that what these people are saying makes any sense. Let's roll a clip for. The president has been out on the road and if anyone is paying attention, they've heard him speak to the issues that are facing the American people. Also want to remind the American people that this uptick in crime was experienced in 2020. This is when the beginning and the American people know who the president was at that time, that being said, President Biden is very much aware of the issues and challenges facing our country for he's been out on the road, speaking about these issues, reminding people what this administration has done to make their lives better, including through the inflation reduction act, making sure that prescription drug costs are kept making sure that the cost of insulin is capped, student loan debt relief, and the list goes on. So are you saying that the uptick in crime is due to president Trump? I'm saying that I served as mayor in 2020, and we experience this uptick in crime to incline. And we experienced an uptick in crime. You know why you experienced an uptick in crime in your city? Because you are trashy Democrat and y'all was pushing that Black Lives Matter stuff and people are riding all around the country because of a police officer killing a black man. That's why the crime was up, had nothing to do with policy had nothing to do with anything. Y'all was pushing that stuff. Y'all were pushing defund the police. Y'all are out here acting like cops out here just killing black people just for sport.
Hillary Clinton Claims Crime Numbers Are Higher in Red States
"You got Democrats doing stuff like this. Y'all remember blase Ford? Deadline mother. You know what? Blase Ford, if she was telling the truth, a Democrat leaked her information. Leaked the accusations. Democrats are the ones ruined his country. Who don't want a border? Democrats don't want a border. You got tears coming into our country as we speak. They already hear. Probably plodding. And that dude's going to get on television. And try to act as if Republicans are the ones. Did you feel safer under Trump? Yes, you did. You may not have liked him, but you feel safer. Was the crime up as crazy as it is today? Under Trump. Because of his rhetoric, no it wasn't. It wasn't. They let BLM run wild. Burning up city all summer. And Washington they had, I forgive this call of safe space, safe zone, I forget what it's called. They call it the weekend of love. They are here killing people. You must be living on The Rock if you think these Democrats tell them truth. Then you got your boy, Joe Biden. But let me go to Clinton because we got a clip from Clinton. I want you to go to Clinton and for us to hear how silly she is. Clip 5. Concern. I mean, I don't care where it happens or what it is. I want people to be safe. That's not the Republican's argument because of course, if you look at real crime statistics, which they're not interested in examining, the states with the highest crime levels are states run by Republicans. That's just a fact. That's just a fact. Yeah, you know, you know what's funny about her, that's just a fact. I want you to look at the states and you tell me what cities or have the most crime.
Sunny Hostin Compares Republican Women to Cockroaches
"Now you talk about racism in America. And you talk about this utter disrespect. Sunny hostin should not be on the view. She shouldn't be on the view. People should be outraged at what she said. She literally compared suburban women to roaches. I don't believe me. Wrote a clip, clip three. I read a poll just yesterday that white Republican suburban women are now going to vote Republican. Why? It's almost like roach's voting for raid, right? I think that's unfair. Their own self. Gilead. Okay. So do we love it in the hands? Do we love democracy or not? Because just saying that it's insulting to the voter, people make a decision on what's right for their family. And the idea that you should have a safe. And that woman is nuts too, that's on a view, but sunny hosting, she literally, and I know this superfluous to say this, right? I don't know if she really think that white suburban women are roaches. But look at the analogy she gave. She said, they're like roaches. Who are voting for raid? Now think about this for a minute. What do you need ready for? You need ready to get the roaches out of your house. Why? Because they don't belong in your house. There are nuisance to start with. Because I don't know if she wasn't thinking of that through or she really think that the Sabrina white women are roaches. And that they're voting for raid that's going to clean them out of a place that they don't belong as if they're dirty, nasty, you know, bottom feeding creatures.
Liz Cheney Campaigns for Democrats
"I'm going to start with the clipless, and I just want to go down because I want you to see how stupid these people are. And Liz Cheney is one of the most disappointing. I mean, I don't know if it's disappointing. She's a coward. Liz Cheney is a coward. She is a bitter coward. Because she didn't get away, she turned on her homeboys. That's how I look at it. Because you didn't get your way, and because people don't buy into your BS, people are over you. They like Trump more than they like you. It's mega country. And you bitter so you become a complete idiot. Roll clip one. And I want to say a word about speaker Pelosi. I did not really know her before I began work on the January 6th committee. I'm not sure if I had ever spoken to her actually. But since I have been on the committee and I say this, everyone knows she is a liberal from San Francisco. I'm a conservative from Wyoming, there are many, many issues, maybe most issues on which we disagree. But I think that she is a tremendous leader. I've watched her up close. I think she's a tremendous leader. You know, you know how stupid you're not stupid this sound. And I don't like these words stupid, but my God, I don't know what other way to describe this woman. You bitter, I want to say a cuss word, but I can't 'cause I'm a Christian. I'm trying to live right. I can't believe I just, it just frustrates me of the cowardice of people like her.
A Call for Action
"Ladies and gentlemen, a passion is within me because I believe that God has called me to do something spectacular. And I'm not the only one. Every single person that's under the sound of my voice God is called you to do something and this season. This is our time. I tell everybody that's listening. You should have a smile on your face. This should be the greatest time of your life. Because we are in a pivotal point in the United States of America where we can make a difference. We can go out and vote and change the trajectory of this country forever. We can put in a place conservative values on a level in which we've never seen before. Conservatives running New York, conservatives running Florida, conservative run of Texas, Arizona, California. We have the ability to do that. But we got to go out and hit it hard. I know a lot of people are probably thinking, oh, it's just me. I remember I used to think, well, why do I need to vote? It's just one vote. Well, if a million people think like you, that's a million votes. And in the case of winning or losing, it can be the difference of 5000 votes. If 5000 people have a 320,000 people decide, I'm just one vote. You are going to screw yourself.
Dinesh Reviews Biden's Desperate Last-Minute Appeal
"I want to talk about Biden's speech last night, a last minute pug nation and to many people desperate last minute attempt to save the Democrats in the midterms. And how do you save the Democrats in the midterms? Well, you can't save the Democrats now by pointing to issues. Biden has no record to run on. He can't say, well, listen, I've done a great job on gas prices. I've done a great job on food prices and on inflation. I've done an excellent job with the economy. He tried some of that, but it was sheer misinformation. At one point, he goes, Gauss prices were $5 when I came in. No, they weren't. And by the way, Twitter has started running some fact checks on Biden. Last 'cause it's a forest. Normally, these guys get away with the most outrageous lies and they're never fact checked. So it's kind of a reminder that Democrats that they want content moderation. This kind of cuts both ways. Now, a Biden speech, even before the speech, they were putting out the word The White House wise. We're going to be defending the democracy. And the press secretary was asked about this. And she said, yeah, he's going to call this out. We're seeing an attack on our democracy and the president has been very clear. We need to protect our democracy. We need to strengthen our democracy. And then someone, one of the reporters asked, well, are you saying that it is against our democracy to vote for a Republican? And this press secretary is unbelievably dumb. So she was like frozen, like the deer in the headlights. But then she goes, we're talking about maga Republicans, maga Republican officials who have been then she goes on to talk about the big lie. And so on, well, wait a minute. The maga phenomenon is now the mainstream part of the Republican Party. This is well known people who Trump endorsed are more likely to win the primaries. So in a sense or answer the question is yes, because who are the non maga Republicans? Well, I guess you could say Liz Cheney and Mitt Romney. So basically what the Democrats are saying is we want to control opposition.
GOP's Cheney visits Michigan to support Democrat Slotkin bid
"Wyoming Republican Liz Cheney has traveled to Michigan to endorse a democratic House colleague I Norman hall Republican Liz Cheney is endorsing Michigan democratic representative Eliza slotkin This is by the way the first time I have ever campaigned for a Democrat Janie traveled to east Lansing to endorse slotkin over Republican state senator Tom Barrett And I have to tell you that it was not a hard decision at all It's a lot can acknowledge that the two differ most policy issues but agree on preserving the American democracy She says Republicans now care only about wedge issues Denying the results of the 2020 election drumming up fear and exclusion of other groups The contest is along the most expensive house races in the country and is considered a toss up I Norman hall
The Spectacular Career Failure of Liz Cheney
"I want to talk about the spectacular career failure of Liz Cheney. Now, you might think I'm going to talk about Liz Cheney running for reelection in Wyoming, in a district, by the way, that she dominated and she was the big name in Wyoming. And that was even talk about her being having Kevin McCarthy's job down the road that she was a potentially presidential material, and then she starts losing her own base, Republicans around the country begin to be suspicious of her even appalled by her, her own constituents, basically sent her packing, picking a relative nobody Harriet hagerman by a decisive margin. So this is all a repudiation of Liz Cheney, but Liz Cheney says, I don't care. I don't care because I have a larger mission. Now, in one sense, our larger mission is I'm trying to prevent Trump from running again. I don't think she's going to succeed in that one. But her large omission can be stated slightly differently. What Liz Cheney has been the frontman of the front person as part of a left wing and democratic campaign to do this, which is what? To separate Republican candidates and Republican elected officials. From the Republican base. To put it somewhat differently, the Republican base believes 2000 mules. The Republican base believes mainstream view that the 2020 election was stolen. And I go to Republican events all the time, Reagan dinners Lincoln dinners. I'll give a talk about 2000 meals. I won't get a single dissenter. Not one guy comes up and goes, well, what about this? Or you failed to notice that dinesh, so I think you're exaggerating. I have essentially unanimous consent. And this is where the Republican base is. But Liz Cheney's idea is what if we use the media, use the Democrats, use social media and browbeat the Republican candidates to run away from their own base.
Dinesh D'Souza Releases '2000 Mules' in Book Form
"Dinesh tell us about the book, which some people might be interested or curious how is it different than the movie walk us through it? The movie is a 90 minute narrative of what really happened in the 2020 election. And there are some aspects in the movie that can't be duplicated in a book. So for example, the movie has surveillance video. Obviously, there's no way for me to pluck that video and stick it in a book. The book has photos and images, but it doesn't have video. On the other hand, books can do certain things that movies can't. And so a book can almost like a legal brief, lay out a systematic argument. At a far greater level of explanation and detail, it can provide a lot of evidentiary backup, crossing the T's and dotting the eyes. And the other thing that this book has is it has a systematic refutation of the critics of the movie. So it goes beyond 2000 meals and it answers people like Ali swenson of AB, Philip bump of The Washington Post, Tom drives back at national public radio. Many of the prominent sort of debunkers of 2000 meals, not to mention, by the way, Liz Cheney and Bill Barr, all of them come under scrutiny and under fire in the book.
Joe Biden's Thoughts on the Republican Party
"We've got Joe Biden Joe Biden is reminiscing again But this time with the God by the name of Jonathan capehart It was a left wing cook on MS LSD yesterday Sunday Cut 6 go My question to you though mister president is can our democracy survive when the Republican Party is it only cares about power Wow what a reporter Jonathan capehart you're great You're exactly where you belong on MSL SD That's where all the low lights go And we've got this Republican Party mister president It only cares about power How sick Go ahead I think that if we allow the Republican Party to continue to metastasize into whether minority of the report that report as a whole is look I think right there what did that mean mister I don't even know what that means Neither does he But he got a big word in there without screwing it up Go ahead Mainstream conservative Republicans running Out there is because they are so concerned about not only their physical well-being but also the notion that how can they win when a minority of Republicans are showing up to vote and they're really hard edged Look I don't agree with any thing that lets Cheney believes about the substantive issues But I admire the hell out of her Of course you do Because she is a I have a new word for the Liz Cheney types mister producer You ready The hemorrhoids of the Republican Party She's a
How Do We Take Out the Republican Establishment?
"Lot of you email us repeatedly freedom at Charlie Kirk dot com Charlie. How do we take out the Republican establishment? Look, the Republican establishment, they've been there for quite a while. They have been very powerful. They raise a lot of money from corporate interests. So we need to pick our fights wisely. And a winnable fight and the first kind of step to being able to take back the Republican Party is to excommunicate one of the worst members of the House someone who has voted for all of the rhino policies challenging Donald Trump at every single turn. This guy proposed centering Donald Trump over January 6th. He voted for the COVID-19 hate crimes act, which would allow the Department of Justice to have more power. He voted yes on the LGBTQ business equal credit enforcement and investment act. He has an he only has an 80% reading rating from the ACU, the same as Liz Cheney, there are hundreds of Republicans with higher ratings. So this guy, he went after Donald Trump for foreign aid and all of this, but he's a very powerful person. And he runs an organization called the NRCC, the national Republican congressional committee. Now they raise a ton of corporate money to go help certain candidates. But guess what? They go help the rhinos and the moderates over helping the grassroots conservatives. And so the NRCC he's the chairman of the NRCC is kind of the establishment machinery. Now this guy, his name is Tom emmer. You probably never heard that name for you. Who's Tom emmer? You probably know at least stefanik or Kevin McCarthy or Steve scalise or Jim Jordan. You've never heard of Tom emmer. Tom emmer is one of the most powerful people in Washington D.C. you've never heard of. And Tom emmer is doing everything he possibly can to hold on to power.
Why You Should Support Joe O'Dea for Colorado
"So if we're going to fix elections and restore integrity to our election process, Republicans have to be in the majority. It's a chicken versus egg thing. I've got an interesting debate going with a good friend of mine, who's a big Trump supporter and he's maga all the way, and he's against Joe O'Day in Colorado. My colleague, Hugh Hewitt, says Joe O'Day is a great candidate. Joe O'Day is a moderate Republican pro abortion who said he's going to campaign against Donald Trump if Trump wants to win. I mean, wants to run in 2024. Not my idea of a great candidate. He's better than Michael Bennett, the Democrat, we got to have the, we have to have control. And Joe O'Day needs to win in Colorado. And I trust Colorado voters are going to get that. My friend says, nope, might as well go with the Democrat. He's going to be another Liz Cheney. He's going to caucus with the Democrats. What's the point? The point is Republicans will be in the majority. And I completely believe that any Republican is better than any Democrat in 2022. In order to get rid of the rhinos and in order to get rid of election shenanigans, Republicans have to be in control of the House and the Senate in the first place. We've got to be in the majority. Without that, we're doomed.
Cheney: Jan. 6 panel won't take live TV testimony from Trump
"The House committee investigating the January 6th attack is indicating it won't consider letting Donald Trump testify live on television but the direct role that congressional investigators say he played in trying to overturn the 2020 election I'm Ben Thomas with the latest The house January 6th committee issued a subpoena for Trump's testimony last week and vice chair Liz Cheney tells NBC's meet the press he has a legal obligation to comply Under oath it may take multiple days and it will be done with a level of rigor and discipline and seriousness that it deserves Trump has reportedly told associates he might consider testifying if it's done on live TV Cheney says that's not happening He's not going to turn this into a circus This isn't going to be his first debate against Joe Biden and the circus and the food fight that that became This is far too serious set of issues Cheney says the committee will take action if Trump doesn't comply Ben Thomas Washington
"liz cheney" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"With this right now is a great American patriot very smart love following his commentary. I think it's his first time on the program. Raheem joins us Raheem kassam remi, welcome to the Charlie Kirk show. Thank you for having me. Yeah, you bet. Thank you. So you wanna talk about this Liz Cheney story in The New York Times. And it's in the ways that countless Cheney won your thoughts on this. I have a lot of thoughts on this Charlie. So it originally I thought to myself on our talking about Liz Cheney. Liz Cheney wants us talking about Liz Cheney. So my instinct in that is to say, no, actually, I don't really want to talk about Liz Cheney, but then I was sitting around last night in bringing to spin this one, so I started to look at the returns in from Wyoming themselves. Look at the commentary around her and of course we've got this amazing, amazing. I mean, bro I've had in months and months and months on article in The New York Times today by Frank Bruni, which said Liz Cheney won in the way that Liz Cheney won. Well, let me consoling themselves right now, having lost all of their impeachment managers, having lost all of the people at all. Every single one almost of them are gone out of Congress already. And the controlling themselves is that they accused us of our side of back in 2020. But there were two one in Wyoming and by two ways, I mean two counties. Now there was one county orbiting county reported an oddball in Wyoming. But the more interesting story is what I think of the entire battle going on in America right now. And that's teton county. Wyoming. County in America is the only county that Liz Cheney carried with any reasonable margin that she can say I absolutely won that one. The average income is three hundred thousand dollars.
"liz cheney" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"Why did Liz Cheney lose? She rejected the local and she focused on the foreign. She rejected her duty. If she would just do a single town hall and listen to her voters say, hey, is this something that is a top priority? Is this something that you guys want? They'd say no. But since when do oligarchies care about the consent of the governed, the entire idea of an oligarchy is at odds with representation. Voting elections and Liz Cheney made her made it her campaign to go out of the way to go about and do that. Elections are moments in time. They are tests. There are thread to make sure that we still have the promise of the consent of the governed. The neoliberal world order is now all having to go into the Democrat party. It's all having to go into one bucket. It's all having to go in one direction. There is something new and exciting and grassroots and local and constitutional that has taken over the Republican Party and boy. That is a long-term equation and formula for victory. Would you rather be Liz Cheney who raises money, $14 million on a whims end and represents no voters or would you rather have the party that represents voters that has the right ideas and the willingness to go work for? Someone says the following, I'm not going to say whose name it is, but Charlie, Liz Cheney does not deserve your airtime, like a serial killer, don't give her recognition. Move on. What's happening in Alaska? The problem with Alaska is we don't know. It's going to take them two weeks to tabulate. But look, I disagree with this number one. When you defeat the bad guys, you should celebrate. You should spend some time talking about what that is in the trend. It shouldn't just be a kind of a gloss over. This is a big deal. This is the Cheney dynasty. It's a former vice president. They run major parts of the Republican Party. That's huge. Liz Cheney was in leadership of the Republican Party when the House of Representatives. Last night, that's very, very big. So that's number one. Number two, though, which I think is very important. One of the reasons we're talking about this is if we do not spend appropriate time, understanding the why, then how will we replicate it? And so I know some of you might see the emails like Charlie, move on from Liz Cheney. Wow, wow, wow, it's not just about Liz Cheney. You understand she's not going anywhere, right? There's no moving on. These people run federal law enforcement. They run big institutions. She's not gone. That's not true. Okay, I'm going to just do one take on this and then I'm going to shift gears for about three minutes and admonish the establishment Republican Party and talk about if they don't get their act together, they will soon be dealt a card similar to what Liz Cheney was just dealt in Wyoming..
"liz cheney" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"That's why we are here. Brought to you by Andrew and Todd at Sierra Pacific mortgage for personalized loan services you can count on, go to Andrew and Todd dot com, the wonderful Andrew and Todd dot com. Liz Cheney has been defeated. Liz Cheney didn't just lose in Wyoming, everybody. No, no, no. Liz Cheney lost in a humiliating, mass rejection. Losing every county except one in Wyoming last night. Liz Cheney received 28.9% of the vote, or 49,316 votes. Harriet hagerman received 113,025 votes or 66.3% of the vote. A mass rejection. You see, Liz Cheney ran a different type of campaign. It seemed as if Liz Cheney is, was running not to try to win over votes. Not to try to win over, you know, constituents, instead it seemed as if Liz Cheney was trying to pander and win over corporate campaign donors. Liz Cheney going into the election was talking about, I don't care if I win or lose regardless of the outcome play cut 53. What's at stake today, congresswoman? Well, look, I think today, no matter what the outcome is, is certainly the beginning of a battle that is going to continue and is going to go on. And as a country, we're facing very challenging and difficult times. We're facing a moment where our democracy really is under attack and under threat. And those of us across the board, Republicans, Democrats, and independents who believe deeply in freedom and who care about the constitution and the future of the country. I think Kavanaugh obligation to put that above party. Our democracy. What does that exactly mean? We're going to talk about that throughout the hour. What is our democracy mean? Our democracy is under attack. Our democracy is under attack. Now, we said yesterday and we'll say again, we are a constitutional republic. We are not a democracy. Now, we have some elements of democratic representation, we can most appropriately be called a representative republic, but what do they mean by our democracy? When they talk about our democracy, they mean our uni party. That's what they mean by democracy. They don't actually want representative democracy by the people..
"liz cheney" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"Liz Cheney has been defeated. Liz Cheney didn't just lose in Wyoming, everybody. No, no, no. Liz Cheney lost in a humiliating, mass rejection. Losing every county except one in Wyoming last night. Liz Cheney received 28.9% of the vote, or 49,316 votes. Harriet hagerman received 113,025 votes or 66.3% of the vote. A mass rejection. You see, Liz Cheney ran a different type of campaign. It seemed as if Liz Cheney is, was running not to try to win over votes. Not to try to win over, you know, constituents, instead it seemed as if Liz Cheney was trying to pander and win over corporate campaign donors. Liz Cheney going into the election was talking about, I don't care if I win or lose regardless of the outcome play cut 53. What's at stake today, congresswoman? Well, look, I think today, no matter what the outcome is, is certainly the beginning of a battle that is going to continue and is going to go on. And as a country, we're facing very challenging and difficult times. We're facing a moment where our democracy really is under attack and under threat. And those of us across the board, Republicans, Democrats, and independents who believe deeply in freedom and who care about the constitution and the future of the country. I think Kavanaugh obligation to put that above party. Our democracy. What does that exactly mean?
"liz cheney" Discussed on The Ben Shapiro Show
"So the media will never let her go away, which is why Politico is already scooping. That she's going to be launching an ongoing organization to educate the American public about the threat to our public and to mobilize a unified effort to oppose any Donald Trump campaign for president. By the way, what that's going to result in is precisely what the DoJ's greenlit search warrants is resulting in for Trump right now, which is a backlash of support. We live in an incredibly reactionary moment in American politics, where if the media attack a candidate on the Republican side of the aisle, the entire Republican base swings to that candidate's defense. If the media decide that Marjorie Taylor Greene is the worst person since Hitler, then many in the Republican base immediately decide, well, she must have a point. I mean, the media do hate her. And so when Liz Cheney attacks Donald Trump, the predictable result is not going to be Donald Trump becoming less popular inside the Republican Party. It's going to become Donald Trump becoming more popular inside the Republican Party. Liz Cheney has to know that. And yet Liz Cheney is doing that anyway, which suggests that her desire to get rid of Donald Trump is at least somewhat self serving. Because again, if you know that if you do a, then Donald Trump is more likely to become president. And if you don't do a, Donald Trump is less likely to become president. But you do a anyway. I don't know what to tell you. Are you delusional? Or are you simply more concerned with your own posturing than you are with actually achieving your desired results? I mean, I'm saying if Liz Cheney wants Donald Trump not to be president anymore, what you really need to do at this point is be quiet. Because again, just this is the way politics works. If Liz Cheney attacks Donald Trump and she's made herself deeply unpopular with the Republican base, every Liz Cheney attack that is now trumpeted and broadcast by the media. Is going to solidify support for Donald Trump inside the Republican base. This is, again, this is exactly what is happening right now with the DoJ and the FBI searching Donald Trump's house at Mar-a-Lago. When they did that, all of the Republican base went, just in a second, reverted right back to, we love this guy, because man, if they're attacking him, he's got to be on our side. So Liz Cheney is going to stick around for the foreseeable future to the plaudits of the media. And the person, by the way, who's going to benefit from that, is actually Donald Trump. The person who's going to benefit from that, counterintuitively, is in fact Donald Trump. Speaking of which, the continuing hubbub over the search warrant delivered by the FBI and the grabbing of Donald Trump's passports, they infected grab his passports and then they had to return them. They suggested it was sort of a mistake because they were grabbing every paper they possibly could. Grabbing his phone bill like everything. They grabbed when they went into Mar-a-Lago. It was very broad search warrant as we discussed yesterday. Well, now it turns out that Merrick Garland actually weighed searching at Trump's Mar-a-Lago for weeks, according to The Wall Street Journal. Which undermines the idea that this was a vital national security import. Remember, we were originally told here that the search warrant had to be served because Donald Trump had nuclear secrets in his closet in a box. And if the Chinese somehow sneaked in a man servant to go grab all of those documents suddenly, China would have the nuclear launch codes to the American missile. Well, if it was that urgent, then why exactly did Merrick Garland search warrant allow for like a two week period to actually carry it out? Why did we hit 18 months before this search warrant was actually delivered? Why exactly was Merrick Garland considering for weeks? What was going on here? According to The Wall Street Journal, it's precisely what was happening. Merrick Garland was asked about this search warrant. Several weeks ago, and he considered it. And then he decided to go forward and we still don't know exactly why. There's so many questions surrounding the FBI investigation of Donald Trump and the search of Mar-a-Lago, but there's another question you should be asking yourself. And that is, when will my wife end? I know it's a dark question, but here is the reality. The
"liz cheney" Discussed on The Ben Shapiro Show
"Dot com slash superior use code Shapiro to get started at checkout. So the woman who defeated Liz Cheney who up until now had been completely anonymous, Harriet hagman. She made a statement she would listen. The reason that Liz Cheney is gone is because no one cares about the January 6th committee. And to a certain extent, that's right. Republicans don't care about the January 6th committee because they figure that the January 6th committee is making claims that you just can't back up. The January 6th committee keeps saying that Donald Trump is responsible for the riots because he was actively coordinating with people in order to overthrow democracy, and they've not been able to connect those dots. They've been able to show, for example, that Donald Trump, all the stuff we already knew, that Donald Trump was working with his lawyers to put pressure on various states to decertify their elections. They've not been able to prove that Donald Trump actually knew that he lost the election because Donald Trump is uniquely capable of convincing himself of pretty much any proposition. But the claims that January 6th committee made have not been supported. Remember, they're opening statement was we're going to prove that essentially Donald Trump is responsible for an insurrection on January 6th. They haven't really been able to do that. Harriet Heyman was like, well, guess what? Most Republicans aren't interested in electing Congress people whose first move is to join in that lie, which again, is really not even designed to Donald Trump. I mean, what you have to understand is that the Democrats immediately after January 6th decided that this was going to be a tool in their arsenal against the conservative gender writ large. It was not just about January 6th. It was not about let's all come together and condemn riots at the capitol building. That is not what this was. And Liz Cheney decided that she was going to be complicit in that, which is why Republicans are angry. Here's Harriet hagman, the woman who just defeated her. Part of her speech was a continued vow Harriet to make sure Donald Trump never steps foot in the White House after what happened on January 6th. It doesn't surprise me that she would revert to those same old talking points because that's really in large part what got her defeated. She's not focusing on Wyoming. She's not focusing on our issues. She's still focusing on an obsession about president Trump. And the citizens of Wyoming, the voters of Wyoming sent a very loud message tonight. We have spoken. And that is not what we are interested in in terms of our loan congressional representative. Hagman is not wrong there, is she? That the voters of Wyoming are not chiefly concerned with Liz Cheney's predilection to make January 60 top of the heap issue in the year 2022. So Cheney is already suggesting that she might run for president, which is precisely what anybody would do after getting their ass kicked in a primary in an entirely Republican state. That's the move right there. Is you lose by 30 points in a primary after completely misjudging the reaction of your own party base and moving in concert with people like Adam Schiff. Your next move is run for president. Interesting move. Here's Liz Cheney, effectively announcing that you might consider it. You didn't say yes or no, and that's fine if you're thinking about it, but are you thinking about it? Are you thinking about running for president? That's a decision that I'm going to make in the coming months of Anne. I'm not going to make any announcements here this morning, but it is something that I'm thinking about and I'll make a decision in the coming months. So again, the fact that she is considering that demonstrates this does happen in politics folks. One of the things that happens in politics is the strange new respect that you often receive is very, very flattering. When you take a position that suddenly the mainstream media back. And all the people who you've spent your entire life fighting suddenly are giving you pats on the back and they're calling you a wonderful person, a person of dignity and honor. When that happens, it's very hard to resist. And Liz Cheney obviously could not resist that again. I'm not saying that Liz Cheney is a badly motivated person. I'm not saying Liz Cheney is a horrible person or anything like that. I'm saying that she misjudged what she is doing and why people are angry at her, and it is very flattering and very difficult to turn down the love of people who once literally a moment ago or condemning your family as the worst family in the United States since the donner party. I mean, it's an amazing thing when all those people suddenly start massaging you. And that is precisely what happened here. And the media continued to do that. Don lemon, who hates the Cheney fan. Come on. Don lemon over at CN he's like, listen, there's not a network in America that would turn down Liz Cheney and she looked for a commentator role right now. And I'm not saying that she's not, you know, she is a politician and she wants to have a say in public discourse, but she also is a very famous person who will use her megaphone and her platform to keep saying the kind of thing that she said. And she will get attention. She will get a lot of attention. So we'll see. And there isn't a network who will turn her down if she offers or she wants to come on. So she'll be able to discuss all of it. I mean, look at all these people. The long faces. They're deep upset about Liz Cheney going down to defeat. They wouldn't have cared one fig for Liz Cheney 5 seconds ago. But because Liz Cheney is doing what they wanted to do, now they are very, very excited about all of that. And you can see that in the way that the media have responded to this, the media are responding with crocodile tears over all of this because really they love it. Really, they're very interested in this. They like this result. The reason they like this result is because Liz Cheney is a martyr to democracy means that the people who murdered her are all of the evil Republicans who didn't vote for her. Everybody who didn't back Liz Cheney, those are the people who wish to destroy democracy. And she's going to still be in Congress until her term ends, and she's still going to be out there saying the same things over and over. And so they're going to continue to valorize her and glamorize her and hear a lizer. They're going to continue to do all of this stuff, despite the fact that they hate the Cheney family. Despite the fact that every Republican who backed Dick Cheney at this point is now looking at the Cheney family and saying, what are you guys doing? Liz Cheney is not going away because the media will never let her go away. The media's favorite thing on Republicans who turn on other Republicans and make no mistake. Well, Liz Cheney did here by joining the January 6th committee and deciding that she was going to lead up the effort. Not only to get Donald Trump, but to make claims, broad writ about the Republican Party and anyone who opposed her. That is what the media love right now.
"liz cheney" Discussed on The Ben Shapiro Show
"Again, to repeat the direct quote there because it really is the crystallization of the reason the media love Liz Cheney and the reason Liz Cheney is doing what she is doing. She said that in order to win, she would have had to go along with Trump's lie about the 2020 election. She wouldn't have been able to say something like, you know, the Donald Trump, I don't believe that he won the election based on the vote count or based on the Electoral College and still been able to win a seat that basically the only way to win as a Republican is to go along with the untruth that Donald Trump overtly won the 2020 election. That is not true. It's clearly not true. There are many, many Republicans ranging from Dan Crenshaw in Texas Glenn youngkin in Virginia who have not come out and said that Donald Trump won the 2020 election. In fact, I would say that the majority of elected Republican officials have never said that Donald Trump won the 2020 election. They've posed questions about, for example, the role of the media in the 2020 election questions that I think are entirely fair. They posed questions about big tech censorship. They've posed questions about the changing of the rules prior to the 2020 election that allowed for vast ballot harvesting and mail in ballots. They've talked about a lot of those things. But to my knowledge, the sort of notion that every Republican official in the country who's won a primary did so, based on backing Donald Trump's falsehoods that overt voter fraud decided the 2020 that's not true. I mean, it's just not true on a factual basis. And then she continues, right? She says, it would have required that she enabled the ongoing efforts to unravel the democratic system and attack the foundations of the republic. So there's now a dichotomy between Liz Cheney, the righteous, who is going to stand against unraveling the democratic system. And every other Republican, because what she's really saying when she gets defeated by 30 points is that the vast majority of the Republican Party is now in favor of unraveling the democratic system and attacking the foundations of the republic. She says it was literally impossible for her to win a primary in the Republican Party in Wyoming, which is almost entirely Republican. It would have been entirely impossible for to win that primary without backing the unraveling of the republic and the lies about the 2020 election. That's not true. That is not in fact the case. It is an incredibly self flattering view of what exactly she is doing here. And if that self flattering view that Republicans, I think broad scope object to listen, when Liz Cheney, there's a move, very early on after January 6th to oust Liz Cheney from the House Republican leadership. I mean, Kevin McCarthy, who is the minority leader, he basically quelled the rebellion inside the House Republican caucus because Liz Cheney had made a lot of very loud noises about January 6th. And she was able to retain at that time. Her top seed and the Republican caucus. And I was one of the people who said, listen, she's allowed to have her opinions about January 6th. And frankly, I think that many of the things she says about January 6th and its evils were not incorrect in January of 2021. And so she was able to retain her seat at that time. The morphing of Liz Cheney happened when she decided to become a front person for the Democratic Party and for a media narrative, which suggested that the only way to oppose the actions of January 6th was to say that you will never ever under any circumstances over Donald Trump ever again. That the only way to oppose Donald Trump's falsehoods do November 4th and January 6th was to back a Democrat or to do an investigation that drew a bunch of links between disparate points that have yet to actually be linked. And basically you have to become a stooge on behalf of the Democratic Party and Merrick Garland at the DoJ and all the rest of the apparatus that is explicitly designed against half of the American people at this point. That is the lie that she tells herself and it's the thing that everybody I think objects to. It doesn't help, of course, when you start comparing yourself to Abraham Lincoln, typically speaking, you don't want to compare yourself to Abraham Lincoln you let other people make those comparisons, but Liz Cheney just goes right for it here. The great and original champion of our party, Abraham Lincoln, was defeated in elections for the Senate and the House before he won the most important election of all. Lincoln ultimately prevailed, he saved our union, and he defined our obligation as Americans for all of history. Okay, so apparently Liz Cheney sees herself in this moment. And again, this is not a shock because her dad, Dick Cheney, former vice president. He actually cut an ad in the middle of this campaign in which he said that Donald Trump presented the worst threats to the republic in American history, which of course is wildly untrue. I'm sorry, Donald Trump is not in the list of top ten. In terms of America, you have to be totally ignorant of American history to believe that Donald Trump is the most threatening figure to American democracy in the history. I mean, we had a full Civil War in this country. We had a fully segregated south for a hundred years in this country. We had a spate of massive bombings across the United States in the late 60s and early 1970s.
"liz cheney" Discussed on The Ben Shapiro Show
"Matter what the outcome is, is certainly the beginning. Of a battle that is going to continue is going to go on. And as a country, we're facing very challenging and difficult times. We're facing a moment where our democracy really is under attack and under threat. And those of us across the board, Republicans, Democrats, and independents who believe deeply in freedom and who care about the constitution and the future of the country. Again, this false dichotomy that she is drawing right here is the reason Liz Cheney lost. When Liz Cheney says that anybody who doesn't vote for me is in favor of overthrowing democracy, which is the fact that what she is saying here, right? She says we are facing a moment where democracy is really under attack and under threat. And those of us across the board who believe deeply in freedom and who care about the constitution, I think we have an obligation to put that above party. The idea here is that if you oppose Liz Cheney in her primary, the reason that you are doing that is because actually you oppose democracy. Actually, it is because you're in favor of what happened on January 6th, actually. It's because you believe that the election was stolen outright. And again, that is not what is happening here. This delusion, however, drove Liz Cheney into a political box canyon because the media are cheering her today. The same media that hated her dad. Like made an entire movie about how evil her dad was called vice by Adam McKay who's won an Oscar. Which Christian Bale plays the most evil Darth Vader esque figure in human history. Dick Cheney. At the same people who labeled the Cheney family, Halliburton wore for oil. The same people who saw Liz Cheney is the scion of a terribly evil political dynasty. Now they are cheering Liz Cheney. And apparently it doesn't occur to Liz Cheney to ask to herself why? Why is it that she is receiving these outside audits as opposed to the thousand other Republicans in Congress and in positions of power around the country who did not agree with Donald Trump's statements between November 4th and January 6th. Why is she getting all of this credit? So for Liz Cheney, the self serving answer is because I'm better than all those other Republicans because I'm the one who's standing up for truth and dignity and honor in the face of Donald Trump's predations. But the real answer is that the media love Liz Cheney because they believe that they can use her as a tool against the Republican Party. They can use her as a tool, not just against Donald Trump, but against conservatives more broadly. And so they love this race. The way the Liz Cheney characterized this race is the same way the Democrats in the media would characterize this race. It's very clear that Liz Cheney buys into this narrative from her concession speech. So she says, listen, I would have easily won this primary, except I decided to defy Trump. So here is Liz Cheney in her concession speech which was really a sort of defiant, I'll be back and I'll be back stronger than ever speech. Two years ago, I won this primary with 73% of the vote. I could easily have done the same again. The path was clear. But it would have required that I go along with president Trump's lie about the 2020 election. It would have required that I enable his ongoing efforts to unravel our democratic system and attack the foundations of our republic. That was a path I could not and would not take. When Liz Cheney says that she is the only righteous person in all the world, she's fibbing to you. And that is indeed the line. Well, here is the thing. A lot of people are fitting. You particularly your credit card company. Your credit card company tells you that if you don't pay off your credit card, it won't impoverish you. Wrong, the best way to become an impoverished person is to not
"liz cheney" Discussed on The Ben Shapiro Show
"And while as everybody expected, she would lose Cheney went down to flaming defeat last night in Wyoming, she'd lost by 37 points to a somewhat known name named Harriet Hayden. According to The New York Times, representative Cheney was resoundingly defeated by Hayden and her Republican primary on Tuesday handing Donald Trump his most prized trophy yet in his long campaign to purge the Republican Party of his critics. That's the way The New York Times like to characterize this. I'm sure this is how Liz Cheney would characterize her defeat as well. And as we'll talk about in just one moment, that's not actually what happened here. This was not just purely about Liz Cheney, did not like what Donald Trump did between November 4th and January 6th. It wasn't just that Liz Cheney was an opponent of Donald Trump in his statements about the election. She did far more than that. And one of the things the media have been jumping on here is the idea that if you are not in favor of Liz Cheney, it's because you are a participant in January 6th or because you go along with the falsehood that Donald Trump won the 2020 election outright except for overt voter fraud, for example, that is not what was going on. It was very much in Liz Cheney's interest to push that idea. It's very much in the interest of the media to push that idea. It's very much in the interest of Democrats to push that idea, but it is not the case. According to The New York Times, hageman, a lawyer in Cheyenne with little political following before she was lifted by mister Trump's endorsement, trounced miss Cheney, the daughter of a former vice president by more than 30 percentage points with more than 90% of the vote counted. Miss Cheney's loss was anticipated as it was a consequential. The leading Republican voice against mister Trump and vice chairwoman of the committee investigating the January 6th capitol attack next year will no longer have her perch in Congress from which to battle a figure. She believes poses a grave threat to American democracy and you can see in The New York Times why exactly so many members of the Republican Party are very angry with Liz Cheney. It is not because Liz Cheney was an opponent of Donald Trump. The reason they're angry at Liz Cheney is because they believe that she was effectively acting as a useful idiot for the Democratic Party and the media in their pursuit of January 6th as a cudgel with which to beat every Republican on Planet Earth, as well as anyone who would prospectively vote for Donald Trump where he the nominee for the Republicans in 2024. So Liz Cheney, she had sort of suggested early that she was going to lose. She said that today was not the end of a battle it was the beginning of the battle, the truth is for Liz Cheney. It pretty much is the end of a battle. Here was Liz Cheney yesterday leading up to the election. I think today, no
"liz cheney" Discussed on The Economist: The Intelligence
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"liz cheney" Discussed on The Economist: The Intelligence
"A run in the face of all that? I think she answered that kind of outright in her concession speech. It seems like in her view, where is she to run for president? It would be for the express purpose of denying mister Trump another chance the Oval Office and whether that means trying to compete in the Republican primary against him, which would probably be futile or running as an independent to try to siphon off his votes. I'm not sure and it sounds like she's probably not sure yet either. I think Cheney conceives of herself as a taking a stand that's important for history in her speech. She compared herself to Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses grant to men who didn't relent under stream pressure and who saved the union. Lincoln and grant and all who fought in our nation's tragic Civil War, including my own great great grandfathers, saved our union. Their courage saved freedom. And if we listen closely, they are speaking to us down the generations. We must not idly squander what so many have fought and died for. And I think that she sees herself as staking out this lonely ground. That's important in and of itself, even if it doesn't yield the result that she wants. And right now, given where the party is and where it's going and what is going to look like after November, it's hard to see a reformation of the kind that Cheney wants. And so the only thing that we can conclude at this point is that mister Trump's path back to the presidency looks largely unobstructed then. I mean, basically, two years out from the presidential election, I think there's very little we know about what that race is going to look like. We are assuming that Joe Biden is going to run again, but maybe the democratic nominee will be Kamala Harris. Maybe it will be someone else, and that will completely change the race as well. Among the small number of Republicans who wants to take such principled stands that Liz Cheney example is a pretty discouraging one, isn't it? It doesn't a loss on this scale only sort of solidify that force. It does. A lot of Republicans who do hold office actually Lowe's Donald Trump, but are too afraid to say so publicly. And an example like this, I think, encourages their silence to even more. I think that's the most important point and the sad takeaway from Liz Cheney is demise is we've seen over the past few years. The kind of never Trump cohort of Republicans shrink. And this primary result will do nothing to reverse that.
"liz cheney" Discussed on The Economist: The Intelligence
"As chair of the House Republican conference miss Cheney was once the third most important Republican in the House. But the events of January the 6th radically changed her view on Donald Trump, whom she's lambasted ever since. Even becoming vice chair of the committee investigating the capitol riot. I say this to my Republican colleagues who are defending the indefensible. There will come a day when Donald Trump is gone. But your dishonor will remain. Miss Cheney was toppled by a former member of her own staff. Harriet hagerman, who, no coincidence here, was endorsed by mister Trump. We can dislodge entrenched politicians who believe they've risen above the people. They are supposed to represent and serve. Once again, mister Trump has exerted his influence, revealing who many of the party faithful are faithful too. I spoke with Aaron Braun, our mountain west correspondent and idris colun, our Washington bureau chief about miss Cheney's defeat, and why it's probably not the end of her political story. Liz Cheney's election night party was just north of Jackson, Wyoming in this big valley, very close to grand teton national park. And it was at a ranch. There were horses around. There was big tents. There was lots of people in cowboy hats. And I think the mood was pretty jolly, actually. The people who were gathered there didn't appear to be that sad when Janie conceded. I think because they didn't expect that she was going to win. And a lot of them didn't think that this was Liz Cheney's last stand. They seemed to hold out some hope that she would be back in the future. Not her last rodeo as it were. So when did it become clear that she wasn't, in fact, going to win? I think it was kind of clear she wasn't going to win, even before any of the results were announced. The polling that had been coming out from Wyoming had been fairly miserable, it showed her losing by almost 30 points, and in fact the actual election night result is still being finalized, but she might have lost by closer to 40 points. It would have been even worse, had she not embarked on this campaign to try to convince Democrats to change their party registration to vote as Republicans. So I don't think anyone was surprised to hear that she had lost. I think it's important to say that if your election strategy in Wyoming is to try to convince Democrats to vote for you, that's already sort of a Hail Mary. 70% of Wyoming's voted for Donald Trump in 2020, so there are very few Democrats in Wyoming to begin with. Let's wind back a bit. How did Liz Cheney end up in this position of needing to appeal to Democrats for a Republican primary? Well, Liz Cheney has a famous last name. She's the daughter of Dick Cheney, who was before he was vice president, was also Wyoming's only congressman for about ten years. He's very well known. Her name is very well known in the state. And when she was elected, the only about 6 years ago, she very rapidly became someone who Republicans thought of as the future of the party by the start of 2021, she descended to being the number three Republican in the House of Representatives, but all of that changed when January 6th happened. She went from someone who had voted with the president 93% of the time to someone who was so disgusted with the president's actions around the attack on the capitol that she voted not only to impeach him, but also has been helping to lead the January 6th committee, which has been investigating the president's actions throughout. So more than any of the ten Republicans who voted to impeach Donald Trump, she has been the most vocal and I think among Republicans, the most hated as a result of that. And it got to such a point that her approval ratings are completely upside down among Democrats, her net approval rating is plus 40 points and among Republicans who are net approval rating is -52 points. So that's the exact opposite of what you would expect from someone who's last name is Cheney and who was previously a top leader of the Republican Party. And what about miss Janie herself? What did she say about the loss? One of the strongest themes of her speech was just fighting back against this election denialism and she referenced mister Trump but also secretaries of state and governors who have adopted his fake lie. It has been said that the long arc of history bends toward justice and freedom. That's true, but only if we make it bend. Today our highest duty is to bend the arc of history to preserve our nation and its blessings to ensure that freedom will not perish to protect the very foundations of this constitutional republic. But then also she flat out said that she was willing to do basically whatever it took to prevent Donald Trump from coming anywhere near the Oval Office again. I have said, since January 6th, that I will do whatever it takes to ensure Donald Trump is never again anywhere near the Oval Office and I mean it. And I think that could mean a few different things, but there has been speculation because of the millions of dollars that she still has in unspent campaign money that she herself might be mulling a 2024 presidential run. So conspicuously absent from the discussion so far is who miss Cheney was running against who was her opponent. Liz Cheney's opponent was Harriet hagerman. She's a lawyer based in Cheyenne who has focused mostly on fighting federal environmental regulations, and she's very proud of that work. She touted it all of her rallies. But more than that, I think she became this very loyal soldier to Donald Trump. And when they appeared together at a rally in Casper back in May, both of them kind of talked more about the January 6th commission and culture war topics like critical race theory and trans kids in women's sports and things like that then things really to do with Wyoming. I think part of the reason hagerman has been missing from this conversation most writeups of this race is that she's proxy for this battle between Donald Trump and Liz Cheney. Liz Cheney said explicitly in her speech that she won her last primary by a lot. If she had basically done what a lot of our other colleagues had done and not said anything, she probably would have won this primary with just as high margin and not been beaten by this amount. So hagerman positioned herself early on as the most loyal Trump supporter. She got his endorsement and a vote for her was less a vote for her than it was a vote against Cheney and for Trump. And I think that's the case in a lot of these Republican primaries that we're seeing around the country. It's less about the actual person that Trump endorses and more about his endorsement in general. And so this is just another straightforward example of not being aligned with Donald Trump's spells political doom. Yeah, there are some exceptions, but if you look at, for example, the ten Republicans who voted to impeach Donald Trump, four of them announced their retirement rather than go through another primary. Four of them have now lost their primaries and only two remain who still have to face a general election. So just on that metric alone, you can see how effective the attrition has been. And if you look across the primaries overall, what we've seen is that Trump's endorsement record has been incredibly powerful among people who are running for open seats. Trump's endorsement picks have gone on to win about 80% of the time Republican candidates seek his endorsement. And if they don't get it, a lot of them refrain from criticizing him with the exception of Liz Cheney. But that being the case. And once again, this example of the stranglehold that mister Trump seems to have on the party. What would be the point of miss Cheney putting together
"liz cheney" Discussed on TIME's Top Stories
"Prospects of Liz Cheney being a threat to Trump in 2024 are overblown by Philip Elliott. Sometimes, liberals are even better than their conservative counterparts at harboring alternative facts. Call it the Aaron Sorkin effect, the halo that the Bill Clinton fanfic that was the west wing and gendered with the notion that progressives could win any policy battle with a good speech. So much so that Hollywood returns to that well again and again. Often that has developed in the form of Hillary Clinton fanfics, like the little scene political animals, where Sigourney Weaver plays a fictionalized Secretary of State ready to challenge her commander in chief for her party's nomination with feminist Gusto. Even tae Leone's madam secretary got a chance to upgrade to the oval by the end of the show's run. A similar bit of wish fulfillment is playing out now among many of those closely watching Wyoming this week, where conservative representative Liz Cheney, a former senior aide in the George W. Bush administration, a dispatched member of House Republican leadership, and the current top Republican on the committee probing the January 6th attacks seems coasting to defeat in the GOP primary. For liberals in many D.C. circles, Cheney is the most sane of the Republicans available in Washington, a bona FIDE conservative who didn't buy the maga Kool-Aid, despite the likelihood of an embarrassing loss in her own state on Tuesday, some of those enamored with Cheney insist she has a bright political future, one that perhaps includes a can't lose run for president in 2024. Hold up, headline, no, she does not. On paper, Liz Cheney has a lot going for a contender for her party's nomination in two years. She is a member of a GOP dynasty, her parents are both huge players and Republican politics. At any moment, she could get the top ranks of conservative thought leadership on the line. Based on that record, she shouldn't struggle with cash, given that her family has been dialing for dollars since the 70s. And if she ever lowered herself to do so, she could wipe the floor with any Trump acolyte on policy and history without breaking a sweat. The problem is this. Liz Cheney crossed Donald Trump. She publicly acknowledged the former president's conduct on January 6th, 2021 was unacceptable, and she signed on to help investigate, what led to it, and how to prevent it from happening again. It's not fun work. By accepting the role, she got booted from leadership. Still, she's showing up and the work she is doing matters. And normal times, such as straight shooter would be favorably compared to past party bucking figures like John McCain, but these days, there's a much reduced threshold for mavericks in the GOP as much as our Friends at brunch are cheering her own and even writing her checks, prospects that she may have a second act as a legitimate primary challenge to Trump in 2024 are far overblown. Liz Cheney may still have a future in Republican politics to be sure. She has emerged as a leader on the January 6th investigation, but polling shows her in Dire Straits among members of her own party in her own state, one where things are so bad that she can't even hold public events out of fear of violence. Cheney may eventually emerge as some kind of leading conservative, an embodiment of what the Republican Party surrendered for the quick fix of Trump. But wherever she goes from here, it's hard to see how it could include successfully swaying many Republican primary voters, not after building a national brand around opposing the most popular figure in their party. After all, if she can't weather a primary and Wyoming, it's tough to credibly build a slide deck for donors about her path to the nomination on the national scale. She, her folks, and her sister, have been in the rooms where these pitches happen. And the former vice president would probably be the first to say that it's probably time to think about a new frame. One less leaning on Sorkin and one more grounded in the current environment..
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Today explained we're back with Leo wolfson he's a reporter for the cowboy state daily in Cheyenne. Now let's talk about this primary, coming up on August 16th, recent polling from the Casper star tribune shows that her challenger Harriet hagerman is ahead by about 20 points, tell me everything you know about Harriet hagerman, who is she. Yeah. So she spent pretty much her whole life in Wyoming. She's a land and water attorney. But she's generally well respected in the state, especially within the Republican Party. She ran for governor in 2018 and she finished third a close third in that election. And that kind of really brought her up on the state radar as far as politics. She was involved in state politics before that. She was kind of a prominent delegate within the Wyoming Republican Party and she was very active at the national convention in 2016 for the Republican Party. And she even went as far as calling Trump the weakest candidate and a xenophobe. Now, since then, she has walked back those comments and she said she was misled by Democrats and the media and making those comments. And then, of course, when she got president Trump's endorsement back in September 2021, that kind of sealed the deal for many voters right then and there. That was for a lot of people and they've even said as much as that's all they needed to hear. Okay, so in this upcoming primary, what is Harriet hagerman's argument? What is her platform? What's she focusing on? So the forefront of her campaign is that Wyoming is not being represented in Washington and she obviously she brings the Liz Cheney's role in the January 6th committee and speaking out against Trump the forefront of her campaign. She's claimed that Cheney has betrayed Wyoming residents and left them out to dry, so to speak. And one of her big campaign speeches has been is called fed up. We're fed up with the federal government that doesn't seem to work for us anymore. We're fed up with out of control spending and we're fed up with the radical Biden agenda. And she just goes through a litany of things that Wyoming residents are fed up with and inflation, Joe Biden. We're fed up with $6 gasoline and $6 diesel. We're fed up with a shortage of fertilizer for our farmers and with the supply chain that has been broken by the incompetence of our federal agencies. And of course Liz Cheney is kind of like the final punchline on that speech. And we're fed up with Liz Cheney. Karen Cheney, to be honest, they're not super different politically aside from their thoughts on president Donald Trump. Hagerman might be a little bit more conservative on certain issues, but they're both very skeptical of the COVID-19 pandemic and its origins. And they are just very consistent with being pro fossil fuels and skeptical of green energy and climate change. So when Liz Cheney makes her pitch to the people of Wyoming, what is her message? Does she say Harriet and I agree about everything, the thing we don't agree about is Donald Trump? Like how is she, how is she working this very big thing into her campaign message? You know, it's funny. She doesn't really work Hagen into that narrative so much as just talking about herself and Donald Trump. And she really sees this election purely as a battle between her and Donald Trump. If we set aside our founding principles for the politics of the moment, the miracle of our constitutional republic will slip away. We must not let that happen. She's certainly made it a key focus of her campaign. Of course, she's touched on other issues and talking about how she thinks she's a great representative for Wyoming voters and things of that nature, but I mean, it would be untrue to say that the focus on Donald Trump and his actions are not that the key focus of her campaign. And in line with that, I mean, one of the things that has happened, we know this from very good both local and national reporting is that Liz Cheney has all of a sudden began to appeal to democratic voters. Yeah, it's very interesting to see who and where she's getting her donations from. Wyoming has had a very small proportion of her overall campaign donations, and to a certain extent that does play into the state's small population, of course. But it is so grossly out of alignment and proportion to some of these other states. So for instance, if you look at some of the FEC data from the second quarter that ended on June 30th, Cheney had earned around $338,000 from Wyoming donors and around 828,000 from Virginia donors at that same deadline. This pales in comparison to what she made from California donors, which was 1.2 million at that same time frame. And just some of the names are just really interesting to see where her support has come from. There is a Biden supporter in California who previously sat on the Yahoo board who was a part owner in the San Francisco Giants baseball organization who was donated to her campaign, Melinda Gates, former wife of Bill Gates, has donated to her campaign. The list goes on and on. With voters in Wyoming, to be honest, the finance information hasn't maybe struck as much of a strong court as it would in other states or maybe is one might expect because I think for Wyoming residents, it's so much if it's still just comes down to whether you're there in person and you're making those connections and all the money involved is almost kind of superfluous to a lot of people in my personal opinion. But of course that's Cheney up for a potential presidential run in 2024 if she wants to do that. She has about 7.4 million cash in hand in her war chest right now, which is a very unlikely amount that she'll be spending before now and election day in the primary election will pretty much dictate the winner of the general realistically in Wyoming. Has she given any indication? She has not. But she has not ruled out running for president when asked about it multiple times. I haven't made a decision about that yet. And I'm obviously very focused on my reelection. I'm very focused on the January 6th committee. I'm very focused on my obligations
"liz cheney" Discussed on Today, Explained
"What has happened to her within the Republican establishment, since she took on this role? So she lost her house leadership position in May of 2021. She was censured by the Wyoming Republican Party and the Republican National Committee over the past year as well. She is completely at odds with the Wyoming Republican Party as far as its leadership. She has spoken out against the chairman of the party, Frank E Thorne, who was a former oath keeper and was at the January 6th capitol riot standing on the periphery. And she refuses to attend events, hosted by that organization because of his status and who he is. So she has found herself in a tough position because she is kind of eliminated a faction of potential supporters in the state, but she really does not seem to at least care or express that she cares to any degree for her, like I said, is strictly an issue of constitutional duty. These are some of the side effects of some of the actions she's been taking. And we got to get rid of the weak Congress people. The ones that aren't any good, the Liz cheneys of the world. We got to get rid of them. If Liz Cheney could even find Wyoming on a map and went there, she would find a lot of very angry cowboys. Tonight, I say this to my Republican colleagues who are defending the indefensible. There will come a day when Donald Trump
"liz cheney" Discussed on Today, Explained
"Explained I'm Noel king Leo wolfson state political reporter at the cowboy state daily in Cheyenne. Give me all the dirt on Liz Cheney. Who is she? Well, so Liz Cheney has had an interesting career in the state of Wyoming. She's obviously the daughter of former vice president Dick Cheney. She spent not a whole lot of her life growing up in Wyoming, but she did spend at least a few consecutive years. There's kind of an on off type of thing. And Wyoming's always been my home. You know when we left when I was 12, it was because my dad was elected to represent the people of Wyoming. I tell people it's not like I woke up one morning and said, hey, you know, let's relocate. She made a return to the state after a few stints in Washington working with the State Department as an attorney, working with the George Bush reelection campaign in 2004. And she finally made a return to the state in full when she ran for U.S. Senate. As I've traveled to every corner of Wyoming, seeing old friends and meeting new, I've been honored to have had the chance to speak with so many of you about your concerns, your fears, and your hopes for the future. This was kind of a flawed campaign. She made a number of critical errors and most of all, she was going up against a sitting U.S. senator that was highly popular and she pulled the campaign about 6 months in long before she ever got to election day. She came back to the well, so to speak in 2016, the eldest daughter of former vice president Dick Cheney is taking one more shot at politics. Liz Cheney is running for Congress. We hear cocaine is looking to replace Wyoming. Congresswoman Cynthia Loomis, who plans to retire. And Liz had a pretty easy path to victory in that election. She won that by about 17% over the nearest competitor in the primary. Miss Cheney beat 7 other people and receiving 40% of the vote her nearest competitor got 23% support. It's a job that her father, first won 40 years ago. And she won the general by even larger sum. What is it about Liz Cheney historically that people in Wyoming have liked? What are the character traits that she has that have appealed to people there, do you think? Well, she had a respect reputation because of her father's reputation. I think she was definitely running on that reputation quite a bit. My dad is a man of honor, a man of integrity, a man who's got the courage of his convictions. A man who clearly understood and understands today what it takes to make this nation strong to keep the American people secure. And again, every time Barack Obama says, I'm no Dick Cheney, I think that anybody who knows Dick Cheney sort of nods their head and says, that's right, you're not Dick Cheney. And dick shading himself was extremely popular in the state while he was a congressman and vice president. When you remember of the House of Representatives, the Speaker of the House calls on you, not by name, but according to your state. And for better than a decade, I proudly answered to the title of the gentleman from Wyoming. So she had that familial recognition going for her. And she was just very conservative. I think that really appealed to a lot of the voters here. There were still some mutterings that she was a carpetbagger and that she wasn't a true native Wyoming, even before all this happened. When somebody's never gotten a paycheck in Wyoming and has lived their whole adult life in Virginia, I thank you. I think they should run from Virginia. That's our home state. People really hold people to a kind of a status of whether you're a true Wyoming resident or not. If you haven't spent your entire life in the state and or don't have family roots in the state, people absolutely look suspiciously at you. It certainly has not done her campaign any favors. So Liz Cheney was elected to the House in 2016. The same year that Donald Trump was elected president, of course, what were her politics? Yeah, so like I said, just very conservative. President Obama has launched a war on our Second Amendment rights. He's launched a war on our religious freedom. She feels that the gut federal government was intervening in Wyoming issues way too much and the federal government is a big presence of topic here in Wyoming because we have some of the most federal land in the country. And he's used the EPA to launch a war on Wyoming's ranchers, our farmers and our energy industry. She was definitely kind of a climate change skeptic. She's definitely a foreign policy hawk. He is so effectively diminished our strength abroad, that there's no longer a question about whether
"liz cheney" Discussed on 5 Things
"Liz cheney and it was just an interesting conversation over coffee and eggs and it's really funny because this is one of the things that is so interesting there's not wyoming is a relatively homogeneous area in a lot of ways it's almost ninety three percent white according to the most recent census There they don't have a ton of voters almost about three hundred thousand but sixty percent of them something like that are registered as republicans. This group was really interesting because inasmuch as there is a variety in the political thinking we saw kind of spectrum of takes on a republican politics in my owning ming and nationally and perspectives on liz. Cheney so here's just a couple of those guys had to say it really comes down to who i think washington to you washington best. Maybe after you know six eight years when these built-up maybe one of the other candidates we'll be able to do some good for wyoming as far as i can tell you with lescot got planning to point out. Has almost as soon as she died. In as far as i can tell she's been very effective so it's not that i have been you know particular. Love everything that she does. I hardly disagree with her on her outlook about you. Know keeping troops abroad and network thing. I i think that's a real flaw in how she looks things of being internationalised and that sort of thing. I'm not why. I still think that she would be even after her floor. Don't think she will do. Best for wyoming. Anybody that's right and right now you know the second in all yup. I just didn't miss any and supportive. And then a part of that. We.