Liz Cheney’s GOP Targets

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) announced the formation of a fundraising committee that’s main mission is to fight politicians favored by Trump just days after she lost her primary in Wyoming.

She plans to use her newly formed political action committee.

It will go under the name “The Great Task,” to work toward the goal of preventing individuals from being elected to Congress in November who have supported accusations that the election in 2020 was stolen. 

The Outcry

Cheney presented the political action committee (PAC) on Wednesday, only one day after the Wyoming Republican fell to Trump-backed Harriet Hageman.

This gave the former president his most high-profile primary success yet against House GOP lawmakers who voted to impeach him in 2021.

“We have really to choose if we are going to become a movement based on material and policy or if we’re choosing to stay, like so many of our party are today, in the grasp of a destructive former president,” Cheney said on ABC’s This Week. 

“There is no question that Donald Trump is at the core of the threat, but, rejecting the results of the election, which is to deny the fundamental role and principle at the heart of our constitutional republic, is perilous.”

“There is no question he is leading that endeavor as well.”

Cheney has maintained she does not regret her choice to impeach Trump, despite the fact she did not win her election.

She also emphasized that the fact she did not win highlights the “extremely dangerous” truth that many people feel the 2020 election was rife with fraud.

“I believe it also tells you significant chunks of our party, along with with the command structure of our party, both on a state and local level in Wyoming, as well as on the national scale with the RNC, is indeed very sick,” Cheney said.

Two Out of Ten

Cheney was one of the ex-president’s most high-profile opponents during the midterms election cycle of 2022.

She was one of the two Republicans on the House committee looking into the incident at the Capitol on January 6 and one of the ten Republican senators who voted to impeach Trump.

She devoted a significant portion of her campaign to criticizing President Trump’s attempts to overturn the results of the 2020 election, along with encouraging Independents and Democrats in the state to re-register to vote for her during the GOP primary. 

However, she came in a distant second place, much behind Hageman, who had been Cheney’s ally and unofficial adviser in the past. Only Representatives Dan Newhouse and David Valadao survived their respective Republican primary contests.

Cheney is the fourth Republican House member to lose her reelection attempt after voting to impeach Trump. The other four individuals decided against running for reelection.