Liz Cheney gets it half right when she says her loss shows GOP voters are ‘very sick’

Outgoing Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) has shown herself to be full of self-delusions after her routing by Harriet Hageman in Tuesday’s primary. The far-fetched comparison to Abraham Lincoln was not, and likely will not be, the end of detachment from reality as recent polling supported her assertion that the Republican Party is “very sick,” just not in way she thinks.

(Video: ABC News)

Ahead of the premiere of an interview with Cheney and ABC News’ Jonathan Karl, set to be released Sunday on “This Week,” the network teased some snippets of the sit-down following the congresswoman’s loss in her primary race. Rather than inquire about where Cheney may have strayed from the will of her constituency, Karl naturally framed the lawmaker’s defeat in a manner to attack former President Donald Trump.

“What does your defeat say about Trump’s hold on the Republican party?” he asked her from the January 6 committee hearing room, further emphasizing how Cheney’s entire focus has been attacking the president.

“Well it says, I think, that clearly his hold is very strong among some portions of the Republican party,” she began before drawing her conclusions. “And I think it says a couple of things: I think it says people continued to believe the lie, they continue to believe what he’s saying, which is very dangerous. I think it also tells you that large portions of our party, including the leadership of our party, is very sick.”

According to a YouGov poll that was conducted in the final days leading up to Cheney’s defeat, she is absolutely correct in noting that the party is sick — of her.

Only 17 percent of Republicans viewed her as very or somewhat favorable compared to two-thirds seeing her as somewhat or very unfavorable.

More telling was the fact that Cheney attempted to knock her own constituents in the interview as being an outlier compared to the rest of the Republican party. “You know my state of Wyoming is not necessarily a representative, sort of, sample,” she mused as she agreed with Karl’s assessment that it was the “most Republican, most pro-Trump state in the union.”

Yet, Wyoming voters supported her more than Republicans nationwide with Cheney pulling in nearly 30 percent of the vote in her loss to Hageman who had garnered roughly two-thirds of the primary totals.

Despite the apparent mandate from voters signaling that this hyper-focus from the legislator to go after Trump should end, Cheney doubled down in her interview and hinted at further partisan efforts to demonize the president heading closer to the midterms.

In another segment from the interview, Karl asked, “What about Trump? Before you wrap up, will you ask him to testify?”

“I don’t want to make any announcements about that this morning,” she replied. “So let me just, let me just leave it there.” However, Karl pressed and Cheney relented, “Yeah, I mean, I don’t, I again, I don’t want to get in front of committee deliberations about that. I do think it’s very important, as I said in the first hearing or the second hearing, you know, his interactions with our committee will be under oath.”

With this persistence to get Trump rather than to heed the will of conservatives in her home state, it’s no wonder that when news broke of her loss to Hageman, the president’s supporters cheered across social media noting “A clear message is being sent about what what the Republican Party needs to be. It’s not anything like liar Liz Cheney, who is nothing like Abraham Lincoln.”


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