Wyoming Senator: ‘Not Enough Democrats’ To Help Liz Cheney Win Primary

Speaking on “Fox News Sunday,” Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) roasted Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), saying that she is most likely going to lose her primary battle, as there are “not enough Democrats” to help her overcome the loss of support from Republican voters in her state.

Cheney is looking at a devastating loss to her primary challenger, Trump-endorsed GOP candidate Harriet Hageman, as she has lost the confidence of conservatives in Wyoming for a variety of reasons, including her support for impeaching former President Donald Trump, her alliance with the Democrats and her role on the partisan House Select January 6 Committee.

Responding to this issue, Barrasso pointed out that Cheney would have to do a “lot of work” to win the primary, which would include campaigning “face-to-face” in Wyoming, something that she appears to have no interest in. The embattled congresswoman seems to spend the majority of her time in Washington, D.C., rather than back home in Wyoming, speaking with her constituents and trying to advocate for issues they are concerned about.

“Wyoming politics is very personal. It’s face-to-face. It’s town to town,” Barrasso said. “The travel that I have done around the state, I think she has a lot of work to do if she hopes to win the primary.”

Since Cheney’s decision to side with the Democrats on a variety of issues, including joining the Jan. 6 committee, she has gained tentative support from many within the Democrat Party while losing support from Republicans. The only problem with using that as a campaign strategy is the fact that, in Wyoming, registered Republicans outnumber Democrats 4 to 1, according to reporting from the Los Angeles Times.

“There’s really not that many Democrats out there,” Barrasso said. “Even the chairman of the Democratic Party said there are not enough Democrats to do that.”

In June, the New York Times reported that Cheney’s campaign had sent out mailers to Democrats in Wyoming giving detailed instructions on how to switch their voter affiliation to cast a ballot for her in the August 16 GOP primary.

Of course, Cheney had previously stated that this was something she would never do, but it appears that she has gotten desperate. Her primary challenger’s campaign manager responded to the news, pointing out that Democrats will “drop” Cheney when she is “no longer useful to them.”

“Liz Cheney told The New York Times that she wouldn’t be encouraging Democrats to raid the Republican primary, but I guess the drive to hold onto power is just too strong for her to keep her word,” Hageman’s campaign manager Carly Miller stated. “What Cheney doesn’t understand is that Democrats will drop her like a bad habit after she’s no longer useful to them on the Jan. 6 committee.”

In the same Fox News interview, Barrasso also discussed skyrocketing inflation across the country.

“Families are really hurting all across the country. When talking to people around Wyoming in terms of inflation, they’re spending $100 a week more now than they were last year just to keep up,” he quoted himself in a tweet, sharing a clip from his interview.

The Wyoming senator also called out Democrat candidates who have refused to show up to events alongside President Joe Biden or even be seen with him in recent weeks.

“You have candidates running as Democrats who just this past week in Ohio, the Senate and the governor candidate refused to even show up or be seen when President Biden came to their state people are distancing themselves as Democrats from this administration,” Barrasso noted.

Barrasso went on to predict that inflation and other important issues would push voters to support Republican candidates in the upcoming November midterms.

“I’m optimistic about the future election coming in November. The number one issue is inflation and in all the issues that people care about, they look to Republicans as the solution on inflation, energy, the economy, chaos at the border, & crime in our cities,” he quoted himself in a tweet, sharing another clip from the interview.