‘This is a crusade for Trump now’: Reporter stunned by the anger she saw against Liz Cheney in Wyoming

A reporter covering the in-fighting between the pro-Trump wing of the Republican Party and those in support of Rep. Liz Cheney (Wyo.) was stunned to find the lack of support for Cheney and instead a lot of anger among Wyoming residents.

Politico reporter Tara Palmeri went to Wyoming to see the response to an anti-Cheney rally on Thursday in Cheyenne by Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida, a supporter of former President Donald Trump.

“I think that they see themselves now on a crusade for Donald Trump,” Palmeri said in an interview Friday on MSNBC.

“Donald Trump is way more popular than she is from the people I spoke to, and I actually went out of my way to try to find someone who would defend her, and I couldn’t,” she added.

Palmeri said that she talked to many people at the rally with Gaetz, but also went out and spoke to others in the community. She found the same message over and over.

“What I heard overwhelmingly from the people that were against her, she did not vote for Wyoming when she voted to impeach, and therefore she has to go,” Palmeri said.

Cheney, the No. 3-ranked Republican in the House, was among the 10 Republicans who voted to impeach former President Trump for a second time after his supporters attacked the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 in an attempt to stop Congress from confirming the official election results. She has since been the target of criticism from supporters and allies of Trump.

“She didn’t have that much name recognition, considering she’s a Cheney, like, a lot of people thought she was a Senator or a mayor, and they weren’t willing to go out in a primary and vote for her, and the problem is that the people who said they were going to go out and vote for her, were very vehemently against her, and these were the Trump voters’ base,” said Palmeri.

“I mean, I said her name in a hardware store, and someone shouted a threat,” Palmeri added. On her social media account, she said that the threat uttered had been, “hang her.”

Palmeri also said that some people refused to talk to her while she wore a mask, and she was very upset that she might have caught the coronavirus because she had to take her mask off with Wyoming residents.

“I might have COVID, for all I know. I dunno. It’s crazy,” she said.

Palmeri said Cheney needs to get out in her district because “this is a crusade for Trump now.”

She went on to say that the residents were repeating talking points from the QAnon conspiracy theory as if they were “gospel,” and that this was a bad sign for Cheney’s chances in the primary election in 2022.

“If the primary were in 2021, she’d be in a lot of trouble,” she concluded.

Here’s the emotional interview with Palmeri:

6 thoughts on “‘This is a crusade for Trump now’: Reporter stunned by the anger she saw against Liz Cheney in Wyoming

  1. Well chickie poo, YOU are the one that removed your mask so no crying to the world you’re afraid you may have gotten it. Removing it was completely your choice. I also agree with the great people of Wyoming in condemning her. When are we going to bring back public stoning and hanging?

    1. as for the ‘HANGING’ part…….she’s right up there with Pig-lousy and ‘CHUCK IE’ boy……….I’d pay admission to watch their 3-WAY…..


  2. Liz must not have the voters wishes in mind whe she voted for impeachment. You are a rep for the people. You are what is wrong with WDC. You vote what you want not what your voters want. A recall should be the answer for turncoat reps.

  3. Liz Chaney is NOT a true conservative, and NOT a supporter of President Trump. This girl that is complaining and surprised doesn’t know her stuff! Dumb as a box of rocks.
    Cheney is a fake Conservative. Get rid of her!

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