At a time when 11 out of the 23 Republican county committees throughout Wyoming have have censured Republican Rep. Liz Cheney for her vote to impeach President Donald Trump, the Cowboy State's congresswoman-at-large got a further blow back home.
In an exclusive interview with Newsmax, former Rep. Barbara Cubin, who held Wyoming's at-large U.S. House seat from 1994-2008, last week said that ''Liz cannot survive.''
''Besides her vote against President Trump, she has been losing popularity since she was first elected [in 2016],'' Cubin told us, ''She has not been present in Wyoming, as all other national [elected] officials have. Her family lives in Virginia full-time.
With a lifetime American Conservative Union rating of 96.82%, Cubin is a stalwart conservative who is also Wyoming's first woman to be elected to Congress. When she retired in '08, she strongly supported and campaigned for fellow conservative Republican Cynthia Lummis as her successor. Lummis retired in 2016 and was followed by Cheney — making Wyoming's at-large House seat the nation's longest with a woman U.S. Representative.
But, Cubin also noted, ''70 percent-plus of the voters in Wyoming voted for President Trump. He is loved here. The anger toward Liz will not be forgotten. She is not a person who makes friends easily, so she will have a really tough time personally.''
Last week, the Wyoming Republican Central Committee approved a resounding resolution calling on Cheney to ''resign immediately'' because she ''has violated the trust of her voters, failed to faithfully represent a very large majority of motivated Wyoming voters, and neglected her duty to represent the party and the will of the people who elected her to represent them.''
''I voted for and spoke for the censure resolution passed by the county committee in Laramie— my county and the largest in the state,'' Jack Mueller, former national chairman of the Young Republicans, told Newsmax, ''I am so p----d at her. Wyoming Republicans elect new county officers in March, so it is likely that more counties will pass resolutions in the next 6 weeks or so.''
So far, Cheney faces two primary opponents from the right — State Sen. Anthony Bouchard, a strong Second Amendment proponent, and retired U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Bryan Miller.
John Gizzi is chief political columnist and White House correspondent for Newsmax. For more of his reports, Go Here Now.
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