Trump Rallies in Wyoming to ‘Fire’ Liz Cheney

Former President Donald Trump headlined a raucous rally in Wyoming to urge Republicans to ‘fire’ Rep. Liz Cheney.


Former President Donald Trump headlined a raucous rally in Casper, Wyoming as part of his campaign to punish Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) for voting to impeach him for his role in the January 6, 2021, Capitol riot.

  • The former president urged voters to back Harriet Hageman, a former Cheney supporter and Trump’s pick to replace her in the House. Hageman previously ran for governor in 2018 and lost in the G.O.P primary.
  • Cheney filed for reelection on Tuesday, setting up a titanic primary matchup between the well-funded incumbent and her former supporter-turned-foe Hageman.
  • While a recent poll found Cheney down by 30 points, her team is reportedly encouraged by Trump’s recent string of losses in May’s G.O.P. primary elections.
  • Although Cheney is the incumbent and the daughter of former vice president Dick Cheney, today’s G.O.P. establishment has largely aligned against her.
  • House Republican leadership appeared virtually at the former president’s rally, and the state party chairman has openly violated the state party’s official neutral stance to support Hageman.

reporting from the left side of the aisle

  • Politico looked into the divisions splitting the Wyoming Republican Party. The Wyoming G.O.P. has been taken over by pro-Trump activists who have alienated Republicans in the states’ two largest counties and stripped their fellow Republicans of their voting rights within the party.
  • Rolling Stone blasted Trump for his comments about the Capitol riot. Trump criticized those who refer to it as an “insurrection,” saying “what a lot of crap” and calling it “the insurrection hoax.”
  • The New York Times assessed Trump’s record in the 2022 primaries so far, writing that a series of primary losses for his endorsees have punctured his aura of “invincibility” within the party.


  • Fox News’ main takeaway was Trump’s comments calling Cheney a “warmonger” who loves ‘endless, nonsensical, bloody wars.’
  • The Daily Wire noted a new poll found Cheney losing by a bruising 56%-26% margin to her challenger. The poll was conducted by the Club for Growth, which supports Cheney challenger Harriet Hageman.
  • The Independent noticed a video message from House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) was met with boos by Trump’s supporters.

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