Rep. Liz Cheney is in the national spotlight as one of the two Republicans on the House committee to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, but her involvement is doing her no favors as she seeks reelection back in Wyoming.
Reportedly trailing in the polls, Cheney came out swinging at the Wyoming Republican House debate on Thursday, telling her opponents and the crowd “the truth matters.”
Harriet Hageman, Former President Donald Trump‘s pick in the race, did not seem to agree. She refused to say the 2020 election was not stolen after Cheney challenged her on the issue.
No surprise there, but what many observers were taken with was the general display of incompetence on the debate floor, with Cheney often appearing like the only adult on the stage.
A roundup of some of the evening’s more inept displays has since gone viral:
“This wasn’t SNL on a Thursday night,” tweeted The Republican Accountability Project. “This was Wyoming’s Republican primary debate.”
This wasn't SNL on a Thursday night.
This was Wyoming's Republican primary debate. pic.twitter.com/PUHeOMdx7I
— The Republican Accountability Project (@AccountableGOP) July 1, 2022
Here’s how folks are responding:
They’re not sending their best…
— Titans SMML (@SMML_Titans) July 1, 2022
Liz Cheney right now… pic.twitter.com/jXzB2huSQY
— Scott Smith (@ScottSm2112) July 1, 2022
This is the Carol Burnett show – that lady’s wearing curtains, and no one can finish a sentence.
— Got tidbits (@tidbitzofwisdom) July 1, 2022
Wyoming, you in trouble girl😬
— Lucy (@littlepagelc) July 1, 2022
It was like a car wreck. and the worst part for her was that Cheney was to her right and always answered right after her
— BA (@banton1234) July 1, 2022
There is clearly one person on that stage that understands what’s going on in the world. And it’s sad that her own party is trying to take her down just because she said the Orange man is bad and acted on it. I hope that Wyoming does the right thing here.
— 🦝 Sean 🏳️🌈🦝 (@dsotm76) July 1, 2022
Wyoming, I mean c’mon. You have a serious, patriotic leader in Cheney that’ll vote your will 99% of the time, yet you can’t get over her telling the truth about the election and Jan 6? Stop with the fealty to Trump. Show the world that rugged individualism that makes u who u are
— Jim Srock (@Jim_Srock) July 1, 2022
Good lord, there’s one adult in the room Wyoming, and you better make her win the primary
— stan (@stancoffman1) July 1, 2022