Is her time up?
Rep. Liz Cheney’s (R-WY.) position on the special House committee charged with investigating the January 6th riot is affecting her House primary.
Serving as the panel’s vice chair, Cheney broke away from the party’s stance on Trump to lead the committee. Now, she finds herself fighting to keep her political life alive as she faces steep criticism from Wyoming and Washington Republicans over her stance on Trump and has to face off against Trump-backed attorney Harriet Hageman in an August primary.
The race is likely to be the most contentious, as Trump has vowed to go to war to expel the dissident.
Cheney, already facing a hostile environment from Republicans, will likely only worsen as the committee’s probe intensifies.
Speaking on the matter, former Campbell County Commissioner Mark Christensen said that over the “next month or two we’re going to see things get much more aggressive out here.”
Currently, the panel is filing numerous subpoenas and requests for voluntary testimony to Trump’s inner circle.
It’s reported the January 6th panel has subpoenaed –– and obtained –– phone records associated with Kimberly Guilfoyle, who is engaged to Donald Trump Jr., and Eric Trump. This report also includes Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s former attorney, and three other campaign attorneys who have been linked to efforts to overturn the 2020 election results.
On Thursday (January 20), Ivanka Trump was asked to voluntarily appear before the panel.
The panel’s latest moves exacerbate tensions following a decision to hold former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows in contempt for refusing to cooperate in the Supreme Court.
Considering Cheney is at the helm, the subpoenas and other requests mean she’s likely to be attacked by Trump’s disgruntled base.
Rep. Landon Brown (R-WY.), a Cheney ally, said he believed the panel participation would hurt Cheney in Wyoming, saying, “I think this will probably be the bloodiest race in Wyoming’s history.”
Although Cheney comes from a prominent Republican, her involvement in the January 6th panel would make the August primaries are a new experience for her: trying to overcome a difficult challenge.