Liz Cheney is facing a likely primary defeat in Wyoming. Here’s why

Liz Cheney is facing a likely primary defeat in Wyoming. Here’s why

Published August 16, 2022
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Republican Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming speaks at a hearing held by the House Jan. 6 committee. Cheney, who serves as vice chair of the committee, is facing a likely defeat in Tuesday’s GOP primary in Wyoming. Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

Republican Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming speaks at a hearing held by the House Jan. 6 committee. Cheney, who serves as vice chair of the committee, is facing a likely defeat in Tuesday’s GOP primary in Wyoming.

The Wyoming Republican is one of two Republicans on the House Jan. 6 committee, of which she is the vice chair — and her voice has been one of the clearest laying blame for the insurrection on Trump.

In an effort to adjust for that, Cheney has been trying to appeal to Democrats, encouraging them to cross over and vote for her, even invoking the late Democratic President John F. Kennedy in a fundraising email.