Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) told the Casper Star Tribune that she will not be making a bid for the U.S. Senate, “initiating a reelection campaign some predict could one day lead to her becoming speaker of the House.”
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) called into KTWO to discuss his feud with Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) and said that he thought Wyoming Republicans were in agreement with him on foreign policy issues like the Afghanistan war.
Said Paul: “I really think that the Western Republicans, the one that I’ve met in Wyoming and the ones I’ve met throughout the West, are very, very independent. They’re tired of spending $50 billion a year in Afghanistan. They’re tired of building roads in Afghanistan. They’re tired of $45 million gas stations in Afghanistan and $90 million hotels. I think a lot of people in Wyoming would rather see that money spent at home.”
Former vice president Dick Cheney and his daughter, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), are to appear at a lunch fundraiser Monday in support of President Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign and the Republican National Committee, the Washington Post reports.
“She’s a friend of mine and I’m not going to let anyone in this town with their little blogging fingers divide us. It’s time to be unified.”
— NRCC Chairman Tom Emmer (R-MN), quoted by Politico, downplaying reports of tension over fundraising between him and Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY).
Washington Examiner: “Controversial former Vice President Dick Cheney, who was castigated by liberals as the evil genius behind former President George W. Bush, is now a steady, quiet, and influential force behind his daughter Liz Cheney’s climb to the highest echelons of GOP politics.”
“A political duo since Dick Cheney, 78, left the West Wing in 2009, their partnership has extended to the House of Representatives, where Liz Cheney, 52, was elected the No. 3 ranking Republican after winning just her second term last year in the at-large seat her father once held. The Wyoming congresswoman’s chief of staff is a longtime Dick Cheney aide, and the former veep is a ubiquitous presence at strategy sessions and at fundraisers for her political operation.”
“Just months into her first term in office, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WI) went nose-to-nose with then-Speaker Paul Ryan at a private meeting with GOP lawmakers… The confrontation offered an early preview of the aggressive style that helped propel Cheney to the No. 3 GOP slot in the House earlier this month,” Politico reports.
“The 52-year-old second-term lawmaker has emerged as one of the top faces of the House GOP, with Republicans relishing her eagerness attack against House Democrats. After November’s 40-seat wipeout, Cheney’s rise is seen as one of the few bright spots for the party. And her rapid ascent has fueled speculation that she could soon land in the Senate or become the first female Republican House speaker.”
“House Republican leaders must decide how much to embrace President Donald Trump going into the 2020 election — a dilemma that will fall most heavily to Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) as she joins the party’s upper echelon,” Bloomberg reports.
“The Wyoming congresswoman and daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney is poised to become the third-ranking House Republican in closed-door leadership elections to be held Wednesday. Her main task as House GOP conference chairwoman would be to craft a marketing strategy to help Republican lawmakers retake the House and propel Trump to a second term.”
Washington Post: “Cheney is the only candidate who has declared a desire for the post. If she is chosen in next week’s Republican leadership elections, it would mark a swift ascent for Cheney, 52, who was first elected to the House in 2016 but has long shown a desire to climb the GOP ranks.”
Her father, Dick Cheney, held the same post from 1987 to 1989, when he stepped down to become George H.W. Bush’s secretary of defense.
Rep. Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) announced she will not seek re-election, and former Vice President Dick Cheney’s elder daughter, Liz Cheney, said she was seriously considering running for the seat, the AP reports.
Coming soon from Dick Cheney and his daughter Liz: Exceptional: Why the World Needs a Powerful America.