(From the 6th district newsletter)
As most of you know, Wyoming Congresswoman Liz Cheney suffered a near historic defeat in her primary. Listening to her concession speech, you can see why she was beaten so badly. In her concession speech, she tried to compare herself to Abraham Lincoln, and talked about how she was right and all of Wyoming was wrong. Liz Cheney also hinted at a presidential run. Ms. Cheney is a true narcissist. At the very least she’s delusional.
In doing this, Liz Cheney forgot the most important part of being a public servant. She is not and was not the Leader of Wyoming, she was a representative of the People of Wyoming in Washington DC. She was there to represent her constituents, not to impose her judgment on what her constituents wanted.
Liz Cheney was born in Wisconsin, and grew up in Northern Virginia, graduating from McLean High School in 1984. She spent little to no time in Wyoming. Therefore she never knew her constituents, never grew up with them, never understood them and how they think. A good representative understands their constituents, what they think, how they feel about issues, and what is important to them personally. Liz Cheney grew up as a privileged child of her famous father, and was unable to relate to the good people of Wyoming.
The end result? Liz Cheney was focused on a deeply flawed January 6 Committee, while her constituents were dealing with historic inflation, fossil fuels, and an overreaching bureaucracy. Harriet Hageman was running a campaign based on the concept of overturning the administrative state (aka Deep State), where Liz Cheney ran on going after Donald Trump. Note this quote from Harriet Hageman: “Fighting the administrative state will be my signature issue,” Hageman said in a recent interview. “I have fought regulators and bureaucrats in court; now I will do it in Congress.” https://www.theamericanconservative.com/running-to-unchain-wyoming/
So if you’re a Wyoming resident, and you see one candidate representing you and your wishes in Congress, and the incumbent calling you a crank for supporting Donald Trump, who would you vote for? Liz Cheney thought that she was above those she was hired to represent. And the good people of Wyoming, in their infinite wisdom, replaced her with someone who was interested in what happens in Wyoming, not what happens in Washington DC. Liz Cheney did not lose because of some cult like worshipers of Donald Trump. Liz Cheney lost because she quit representing her constituents and looked down on them.
Will Hageman do a good job? Quite frankly – no one knows. But we do know one thing – that Hageman says she understands what is important to the good people of Wyoming. And that if Hageman doesn’t do right by her constituents, they’ll have no qualms tossing her from office the same way they tossed Liz Cheney.
Liz Cheney will get a cushy job with CNN or MSNBC, trashing the people who originally elected her and who elected her dad on multiple occasions to Congress and the Vice Presidency. She will make a lot of money doing this. And will do so shamelessly. Liz Cheney owes the good people of Wyoming everything. And she looks down on them. And at the end of the day, so does her father. Some in the MSM are saying that Liz Cheney is a hero and a martyr for the “cause”. To quote The Federalist – There is nothing heroic about denying political enemies due process, or helping your constituent’s political opponents with their Stalinist show trials. Liz Cheney never met a war she didn’t like, and sadly, some children of Wyoming or the Shenandoah Valley likely will be wounded or worse because of the war she will help start as a member and supporter of the “industrial military complex”.
A piece of advice for Ms. Hageman – listen to those who you represent. Stay in touch with them. Let them know what you’re thinking and why you think it. Have conversations with your constituents. Listen to their disagreements with you. And remember you’re a child of Wyoming, so don’t sacrifice the good people of Wyoming for the self appointed elites in Washington DC and vicinity.
Thank you for allowing me to serve you as your Chair.