Senator John Barrasso, R-Wyo., claimed on Sunday that he doesn’t expect Representative Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., to win her primary battle, claiming there are “not enough Democrats” to secure her victory.
Barrasso shared his thoughts with “Fox News Sunday’s” Mike Emanuel, largely concerning Cheney’s views on the January 6 incident and her role in the House select committee.
“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.”
Cheney also voted to impeach former President Donald Trump, making her race for Wyoming’s support that much more difficult with conservatives who supported the former president. Trump has endorsed challenger Harriet Hageman against Cheney in the Republican primary.
“There’s really not that many Democrats out there,” Barrasso told Emanuel. “Even the chairman of the Democratic Party said there are not enough Democrats to do that.”
Last month, The New York Times reported that Cheney had sent out letters to Wyoming Democrats, urging them to change their party affiliation and vote for her in the upcoming primary. The letter contained specific instructions on how to change voter registrations.
“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,” said Hageman’s campaign manager Carly Miller. “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.”
Barrasso also took time to talk about the surging inflation in 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 just to (sic) keep up,” he tweeted, attaching footage from the interview.
Barrasso blasted the increasing number of Democratic senators who have refused to attend events with 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 said.
Barrasso saw one saving grace about the rising inflation and myriad issues under the Biden administration, believing it would be a key factor in seeing increasing support for Republicans in the 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 added.
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