Deep down, it’s difficult to imagine Cheney isn’t simply seething because she isn’t speaker – even though just a few short years ago her career trajectory could have led her anywhere. Laughably, not only did her political career end with a blowout in the 2022 Wyoming primary but she was removed by her House Republican colleagues as chair of the House Republican Conference for being a turncoat. A relic of the uniparty conservatism, Cheney’s career ended the moment former President Donald Trump won the 2016 election. None of us knew it at the time, but that election ended the grift for people such as Cheney, Paul Ryan, Bill Kristol and each of the reprobates who founded the Lincoln Project. Like those other fossils of a bygone era, Cheney has been reduced to sniping at people who actually work to achieve policies they promised to enact on behalf of voters. Cheney’s veil is off and in spite of her years misrepresenting one of the country’s most conservative states, we’re better off having had her in Congress if it helped the conservative movement rid itself of her and her ilk. Being called “dangerous” by someone such as Liz Cheney is the ultimate compliment for a man such as Johnson.
Professor @Liz_Cheney, @uva @Center4Politics Professor of Practice, says new House Speaker Mike Johnson is “dangerous”. Hear her reasons in our exclusive interview on a new episode of the Center for Politics’ podcast “Politics Is Everything.” Listen here or wherever you pod:… pic.twitter.com/xZgBRGmZHu— Larry Sabato (@LarrySabato) November 1, 2023
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