Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney may not be long for the House of Representatives. Cheney’s challenger, Harriet Hageman, has secured the endorsement of former President Donald Trump and now House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy.
“After spending time with Harriet, it is readily apparent she will always listen and prioritize the needs of her local communities and is focused on tackling our nation’s biggest problems,” McCarthy says. “I look forward to serving with Harriet for years to come.”
McCarthy’s endorsement will certainly give Hageman a boost, similar to Trump’s announcement last year, when he blasted Cheney as a “warmonger and disloyal Republican.”
“I strongly endorse Republican House of Representatives Candidate Harriet Hageman from Wyoming who is running against warmonger and disloyal Republican, Liz Cheney,” Trump said. “Harriet is a fourth-generation daughter of Wyoming, a very successful attorney, and has the support and respect of a truly great U.S. Senator, Wyoming’s own Cynthia Lummis. Harriet Hageman adores the Great State of Wyoming, is strong on Crime and Borders, powerfully supports the Second Amendment, loves our Military and our Vets, and will fight for Election Integrity and Energy Independence (which [President Joe] Biden has already given up).”
Things are looking pretty good for Harriet —in a Wyoming state straw poll conducted last month, Hageman defeated Cheney in a 59 to six vote.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has endorsed Harriet Hageman, the Trump-backed opponent of incumbent Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming — a rare endorsement from leadership in a divisive GOP primary https://t.co/mqn5pgcLNh
— CNN (@CNN) February 18, 2022