House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and the socialist Democrats are the reasons Rep. Liz Cheney ((R-Wyo.), gave for her decision to remain in the House, and not pursue a seat in the Senate.
When Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) announced his retirement in May, after two decades in the Senate, speculation was rife that Cheney would throw her hat in the ring.
Cheney announced on Thursday, Jan. 16, her decision to her Republican colleagues.
“Nancy Pelosi and the socialist Democrats in the House of Representatives are threatening our freedom and our Wyoming values every day. They must be stopped. Our nation is facing grave security challenges overseas, and the House Democrats are working to weaken our president and embolden our enemies. Socialists in Congress and among the presidential candidates are threatening our liberty and freedom,” Cheney said in a statement, reports The Hill.
Cheney, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, was hugely popular as a front-runner for the Senate seat.
“I believe I can have the biggest impact for the people of Wyoming by remaining in leadership in the House of Representatives and working to take our Republican majority back. I will not be running for the Senate in 2020. I plan to seek re-election to the House of Representatives,” said Cheney.
The number of female Republican lawmakers has been declining, Cheney is only one of 13 GOP women in the House, and with two colleagues not seeking re-election Cheney’s decision to remain will be greeted with a sigh of relief.
On Wednesday after she viewed the “giddy” House Democrats signing in for impeachment proceedings, she lashed out at their charade on Twitter, “Just walked through aftermath of this “signing ceremony.” Dems were giddy with excitement in Capitol hallway, asking, “Did you get your pen?”
The American people will hold House Dems accountable for making a mockery of their duty to the Constitution.”
Just walked through aftermath of this “signing ceremony.” Dems were giddy with excitement in Capitol hallway, asking, “Did you get your pen?”
The American people will hold House Dems accountable for making a mockery of their duty to the Constitution. pic.twitter.com/nASTD2oc6V
— Liz Cheney (@Liz_Cheney) January 15, 2020