Nancy Pelosi’s January 6 committee witch hunt is not going well.
And the biggest loser in the whole debacle looks more and more like Republican turncoat Liz Cheney.
Now, her own re-election campaign just humiliated her.
Liz Cheney thought carrying Joe Biden and the Democrats’ water as on Nancy Pelosi’s handpicked “Republican” on the January 6th committee would help her in Conservative Wyoming.
But it turns out her own campaign aides — and presumably Cheney herself — are starting to realize that was a gross miscalculation.
Cheney’s re-election campaign team is now reportedly throwing a desperate, Hail Mary trick play to save her political power.
According to The New York Times, Cheney’s campaign recently sent mailings out to Wyoming Democrats with instructions on how to change their party affiliation to vote for the incumbent congresswoman in the heated August GOP Primary.
Liz Cheney is one of the two Never-Trump Republicans on the January 6th Select Committee investigating the protest that got a little out of hand more than 18-months ago.
Cheney betrayed her fellow Republicans in order to pursue her personal vendetta against former President Donald Trump.
And because of that, Cheney is resorting to actively working with the Wyoming Democrat Party to help save her House seat.
Cheney’s campaign aides know her only chance of defeating her Trump-endorsed primary opponent, Harriet Hageman, is getting Democrats to cross over and vote for her.
The incumbent RINO Representative’s campaign website also recently added a section advising voters they must register as a Republican to vote for Cheney in the primary.
Under the answer section, Cheney’s site explains that under Wyoming law, voters can submit an application by mail to change their party up to 14 days before an election.
They can also change their affiliation while at a polling place on the day of the primary election.
According to the Chairman of the Wyoming Democrat Party, Joseph Barbuto, Cheney’s campaign is mailing forms exclusively to Democrat voters, outlining how to change parties.
Barbuto says he received one in his mailbox.
“I haven’t had any Republicans share online or tell me that they received it,” Barbuto said.
It’s long been speculated by political analysts this is a move Cheney would make.
However, it’s a gimmick play, that as recently as February, Cheney herself had promised not to employ.
“That is not something that I have contemplated, that I have organized or that I will organize,” Rep. Cheney said at the time.
Democrats may be Cheney’s only hope of retaining her seat.
Cheney is losing to Hageman by 30-points according to a recent poll from Club for Growth — which is supporting Hageman.
That poll has Hageman scoring 56% of the vote.
Meanwhile, an internal poll from the Hageman campaign also shows their candidate at 56%, while Cheney is way behind at 28%.
If those numbers are close to accurate, it is dubious that the Cheney campaign’s attempt to court “crossover” voters will yield enough votes to make a difference.
According to 2021 voter registration numbers from the Wyoming Secretary of State, the Cowboy State has about 200,000 Republican registrants, compared to less than 50,000 Democrats.
Another roughly 40,000 voters are unaffiliated or registered with a third-party.
For the crossover strategy to work, Cheney would need to get nearly every non-GOP voter in the state to vote for her in the primary, as well as outpace her current polling by scoring about a third of Republican voters to outpace Hageman for a narrow victory.