‘Not A F***ing Hero’: The Left Turns On Liz Cheney After Primary Loss
JACKSON, WYOMING - AUGUST 16: U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) gives a concession speech to supporters during a primary night event on August 16, 2022 in Jackson, Wyoming. Rep. Cheney was defeated in her primary race by Wyoming Republican congressional candidate Harriet Hageman. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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The left quickly turned on recently-ousted Republican Congresswoman Liz Cheney (WY) after her reelection bid failed to make it past the Republican primary last week.

For weeks, left-leaning Twitter accounts — and even media pundits and elected Democrats —championing the former Republican leader for her work on the January 6th Committee and her opposition to former President Donald Trump. But once she had lost her primary — to Trump-backed Harriet Hageman — and hinted at a possible 2024 presidential run, the left began to abandon her.

Larry Middleton (@l78lancer)made it clear that Cheney’s efforts with regard to the January 6th Committee were appreciated — but that did not mean that he trusted her with anything beyond that. He tweeted, “Remember folks, Liz Cheney voted with Trump 93% of the time. So, while her work on the 1/6 Committee is purportedly to save democracy, her goal is NOT to save the democrats. Don’t get it twisted.”

“Never ever will you catch me cheering on someone who applauded the removal of reproductive rights of women and voted with Trump 93% of the time,” @_TheLadyGrey added. “I’ll hold my praise for someone worthy of it. A Republican is still a Republican. Cheney’s not a f***ing hero.”

USA Today opinion columnist Michael J. Stern explained, “Liz Cheney put country over party when Trump ignited an insurrection in an effort to take over American Democracy. She gets credit for that. But, she voted with Trump 93% of the time. She celebrated the end of Roe. Quit saying you’ll vote for her if she runs for president.”

“I seriously can’t understand lifelong ‘Democrats’ & ‘resisters’ who would vote for Liz Cheney if she ran in 2024,” another added. “She Voted against the Voting rights act, giving a boost to voter suppression. Bragged when Roe vs Wade was overturned, voted with Trump 93% and look at this gem …”

What followed was a screenshot of a 2016 tweet from Cheney that read, “Hillary Clinton is a serial liar guilty of criminal behavior & must never again have access to classified material.”

“Don’t forget who Liz Cheney*actually* is. Liz Cheney has voted with Trump for 93% of her career. Donations she has received for the 2022 election cycle: Oil/Gas: $142K Pharmaceutical: $93K Women’s Issues (Pro-‘Life’): $130K Real Estate: $394K Securities/Investment: $637K,” @darafaye said.

“If you’re a self-described liberal who wants Liz Cheney to run for president, you are loudly telling on yourself about how little you actually care about reproductive rights, economic justice and climate change,” David Sirota added.

Twitchy’s @politibunny (Sam Janney) said that most conservatives had seen the 180-degree turn coming from a mile away: “Knew this was going to happen after @Liz_Cheneywas no longer useful to our pals on the Left.”

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