Jealous Liz Cheney resents Trump’s popularity, decries ‘cult’ Republican Party

Even though former President Donald Trump has in recent weeks suffered a litany of devastating primary defeats, suggesting therefore that his grip on the GOP has weakened, left-wing “Republican” Rep. Liz Cheney is convinced that he remains the center of the party.

“We have too many people now in the Republican Party who are not taking their responsibilities seriously, and who have pledged their allegiance and loyalty to Donald Trump,” she said in a CBS News interview set to air Sunday.

“I mean, it is fundamentally antithetical, it is contrary to everything conservatives believe, to embrace a personality cult. And yet, that is what so many in my party are doing today,” she said.

“Is the Republican Party a personality cult?” interviewer Robert Costa then asked Cheney.

“I think that large segments of it have certainly become that. … Yeah. I mean, I think there is absolutely a cult of personality around Donald Trump,” she replied.

Listen:

The evidence suggests that the obsessively anti-Trump “Republican” has no idea what she’s talking about.

As noted earlier, Trump has sustained some serious primary losses in the past few weeks, with many of the candidates he backed for candidacy getting wiped out by establishment-preferred candidates.

“In more than five years — from when he became president in January 2017 until May 2022 — Mr. Trump had only ever seen voters reject a half-dozen of his choices in Republican primaries,” The New York Times reported late last month.

“But by the end of this month, that figure had more than doubled, with his biggest defeat coming on Tuesday when Gov. Brian Kemp of Georgia thrashed a Trump-backed challenger by more than 50 percentage points. Three other Trump recruits challenging Kemp allies also went down to defeat.”

Trump had campaigned especially hard against Kemp, whom he has and continues to blame for him losing Georgia in the 2020 presidential election.

Moreover, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is now sometimes besting Trump in 2024 polls.

“Republican Party of Wisconsin conventioneers voting in a … straw poll were split on whether they want to see Donald Trump run for president again. Even with the former president in the mix, a plurality of party activists preferred Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for the GOP nomination in 2024,” WisPolitics.com reported about two weeks ago.

“Viewing a potential 2024 GOP field, nearly 38 percent (122) backed DeSantis. Trump was second at 32 percent (104), while former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley was a distant third at just more than 7 percent (24).”

There are additional signs that the former president’s influence may be waning.

“The crowds are getting smaller at Trump’s trademark rallies. Trump’s endorsed candidates are often losing contests to other Republicans. When they do prevail, they often win with less than 33 percent of the vote,” Washington Post columnist Henry Olsen, an actual conservative (unlike others), recently noted.

“Most importantly, polls are showing GOP voters are moving on from the former president. An NBC News poll conducted in October 2020 showed that a majority of GOP voters said they supported Trump first over the party. Its May poll shows the situation reversed, with 58 percent saying they back the party first.”

Yet Cheney remains singularly fixated on Trump, with practically her every other word being about him. To be fair, he remains fixated on her as well.

Last weekend he traveled to Casper, Wyoming to rally on behalf of Harriet Hageman, the woman hoping to unseat Cheney come the Wyoming primary elections in August. While speaking there, he repeatedly slammed Cheney over and over again.

“She’s the face of the Washington swamp and the same failed foreign policy of the Clintons, Bushes, the Obamas, Bidens, and the entire sick political establishment. … Liz Cheney is about America last. She’s weak on border security. … It’s time you finally had a representative who will put America first and who’s looking to make America great again,” Trump said.

“The Cheneys are diehard globalists and warmongers who have been plunging us into new conflicts for decades, spilling American blood and spending American treasure all over the world,” he added. “That’s why Liz Cheney voted no on bringing our troops back home from Syria, where they didn’t even want to have us.”

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