Wyoming House Representative Liz Cheney (R) said at an event this week that she is not being selective about whether her supporters come from the left or the right side of the political spectrum lately.
Appearing at an event at Syracuse University in New York on Monday, Cheney was asked by Provost Gretchen Ritter, “As a lifelong Republican, how painful is it to have liberal Democrats in your fan club now?”
Cheney, who has publicly spoken out against former president Donald Trump and other members of the Republican party who align with him, responded by saying she doesn’t mind the support. “I’m not choosy these days,” she said, receiving laughter from the audience.
Cheney lost her primary election in Wyoming this Summer to Trump-endorsed Harriet Hageman. Cheney’s vote to impeach Trump early in 2021 also led to the Wyoming Republican Party official ousting her in November last year.
Her role on the House Committee to investigate January 6 has also angered Republicans, but Cheney has maintained her work on the committee is important enough to lose her House seat.
Speaking about the attack on the Capitol, Cheney said, “When you defend a behavior like that, it increasingly becomes acceptable, increasingly becomes perceived as allowable and we cannot be a country where elections are determined by violence.”
She added later, “What a tremendous blessing it is that we get to live in a place where we get to make decisions about our government and our laws,” Cheney said. “But what a tremendous duty and responsibility of citizenship that that imposes on all of us.”
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