Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) has come forward to state that Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) will most likely be unable to win the battle for her primary, explaining that there are “not enough Democrats” to help her do it.
Barrasso issued these statements while taking part in an interview on “Fox News Sunday,” alongside host Mike Emanuel, when talking about Cheney’s strange views about the events of January 6, 2021, and the part she played within the House select committee.
“Wyoming politics is very personal. It’s face-to-face. It’s town to town,” explained Barrasso. “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 has also been labeled as the most controversial primary target due to how she voted in regards to the impeachment of former President Donald Trump in the wake of the assault against the U.S. Capitol. Trump has since given his endorsement of her challenger, Harriet Hageman, instead of Cheney for the primary in Wyoming.
“There’s really not that many Democrats out there,” stated Barrasso in his interview with Emanuel. “Even the chairman of the Democratic Party said there are not enough Democrats to do that.”
Just last month, it was reported by The New York Times that the campaign for Cheney has sent out mailers to the Democrats of Wyoming in order to give them instructions on how people could temporarily swap their voter affiliation and support her for the GOP primary slated for August.
“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, stated Carly Miller, Hageman’s campaign manager. “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.”
Wyoming’s primary is slated for the 16th of August, and early voting for it has already started.
To go along with talking about Cheney’s reelection bid, Barrasso spoke out to in response to surging inflation all over the nation.
“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 stated alongside a video clip of his interview.
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 keep up. pic.twitter.com/ZraG4QZx2D
— Sen. John Barrasso (@SenJohnBarrasso) July 10, 2022
The senator also called out Democratic candidates who flat out refused to appear at events alongside President Joe Biden or even be seen at all near him.
“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,” stated Barrasso.
"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." @SenJohnBarrasso
— Fox News Sunday (@FoxNewsSunday) July 10, 2022
Barrasso claimed that inflation, among other issues, would send voters running to support Republicans for 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 concluded.