Wyoming: Liz Cheney Confirms Run for Reelection in 2022
Written by Andrew-Rossi on March 1, 2022
Wyoming Congresswoman Liz Cheney confirms her record-breaking fundraising will go to defend her seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in the 2022 Election.
The political climate has been tumultuous for Liz Cheney. In the course of one year, Cheney went from the third most powerful Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives to a pariah in her own party, facing censures and reprimands for her vote to impeach former President Donald Trump and her participation on the House Subcommittee investigating the attack on the U.S. Capitol.
Ironically, all this “bad news” was accompanied by the best fundraising Cheney’s ever had for any congressional campaign. Her campaign announced that she raised $2.05 million in the fourth quarter of 2021, bringing her total fundraising amount for the year to $7.22 million – well ahead of any other candidate for the seat.
Now, Cheney confirms that she is undaunted and undeterred. If she is defeated in the 2022 mid-term elections in November, it won’t be without a fight.
Representative Cheney has confirmed she will defend her U.S. House seat in 2022, saying her record for Wyoming will matter more than anything else to Wyoming voters.
On Tuesday, March 1, Representative Cheney gave an interview on “Mac in the Morning” on KODI. During that interview, she discussed the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine, President Biden’s State of the Union Address, and future election prospects.
When asked about the 2022 Election and Republican frontrunner Harriet Hageman, Cheney confirmed she is running to keep her seat. When asked if she is running again, her response was simply “I am.”
While she is aware of the crowded field for the Republican nomination, her consistent commitment to Wyoming – above anything or anyone else – is what sets her apart from the other candidates.
“We’re going to have a very spirited campaign,” Cheney says. “I know the people of Wyoming recognize and understand how important it is to have somebody who’s going to fight for our energy industry, fight for our (agriculture) industry, fight to make sure the heavy hand of government regulation is beat back.”
Cheney also reaffirmed her commitment to the U.S. Constitution, which she has cited as her reason for siding against Trump in his second impeachment and the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol attack. In her perspective, that commitment comes before partisan ideals or scoring political points.
“I think all of us who are elected officials owe the people we represent the truth. We owe them the truth even if it is politically inconvenient, and we . . . swear an oath to the Constitution, and its an oath we swear under God. That is an oath that can never waiver because of political pressure or partisanship.”
Despite the ardent rebukes by the Republican Party on the local, state, and national levels, Cheney says she has support for her actions throughout Wyoming.
“I’m really thrilled with the support and the outreach that I’ve received from across the state. People saying ‘thank you very much for standing up for what’s right.’ (I) look forward to continuing to ask for people’s vote and support in the election this year.”
On the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, Cheney says that the U.S. must continue to provide direct military and humanitarian aid to the Ukrainian people.
Also, Cheney says N.A.T.O. must draw a hard line to ensure Russia and President Vladimir Putin do not find success in their invasion.
“Russia should be under no illusions that they can continue their aggression and try to roll into these NATO countries,” Cheney said. “And we have to make sure that we’re doing everything we can to provide military support to the Ukrainian people and to provide humanitarian support. But, you know, they’re asking us for ammunition, they’re asking us for helmets, they’re asking us for Stinger missiles and for Javelins, and we need to be getting those to them as quickly as possible. So, what history teaches us is that appeasement is provocative and it doesn’t work. And so, we have to stand very firm in order to deter violence, in order to deter war, and have the best possible chance to make sure that Russia doesn’t succeed here.”
Cheney says she lives and acts by the same code of all Wyomingites, and – regardless of her political future – she will continue to do so.
“We all live by the Code of the West, and one of the most important parts of the Code of the West is you do what has to be done. You know where to draw the line. You know some things aren’t for sale,” Cheney said.