On Saturday (September 24), speaking at the Texas Tribune Festival in Austin, Republican Congresswoman Liz Cheney acknowledged it would be tough to decide whether she wanted Democrats to hold onto their House Majority in the upcoming midterms.
She pointed out how, despite glaring differences regarding policy, a Democrat may still be a better choice than a Republican who voted to overturn the 2020 general election.
“It’s a tough question. I think that the policies of the Biden administration, there are a lot of bad policies, for example – what we’re seeing now with inflation, what we’re seeing with respect to government spending,” Cheney began her reply when confronted with the question.
She then contrasted that with the “power” Republicans who denied the election results would have, stating: “I think it’s really important though, as voters are going to vote, that they recognize and understand what the Republican Conference consists of in the House of Representatives today, and how much power the election deniers, the people like Marjorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert and Jim Jordan, how much power those people will have in a Republican majority.”
Despite Cheney’s misgivings, Republicans are expected to reclaim the House majority in the upcoming midterms, a prediction that remains according to Fox News’ latest Power Rankings.
Cheney, who has been an outspoken opponent of Trump’s, first dissented from most of her GOP colleagues following the Jan. 6 Capitol riot when she joined nine of them to vote for Trump’s impeachment.
Her feud with Trump has led to her losing favor with Wyoming’s voters, allowing Trump-endorsed Harriet Hageman to replace her as the state’s sole House representative.
Cheney also hasn’t ruled out endorsing and campaigning for Democrats, “Partisanship has to have a limit.”