Liz Cheney Voted With Trump More Often Than Matt Gaetz Did

Despite Gaetz' criticism, Cheney voted with President Trump more often than he did.

Jimmy Orr

January 26, 20212 min read

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(Cowboy State Daily Staff)

Liz Cheney doesn’t get rattled. She doesn’t get worked up. She knows how to counterpunch effortlessly. And usually her counterpunches are more effective and, quite frankly, funnier.

If Cheney is worried about Congressman Matt Gaetz coming to Wyoming, she doesn’t let on to it. Instead, she’s lampooned it.

Maybe that’s because something just doesn’t add-up about the visit.

Gaetz, who casts himself as a champion for President Trump, is holding a rally in Wyoming to protest Cheney’s impeachment vote and to talk about his “vision for the Republican Party.”

During the call, he criticized her for “opposing many of [Trump’s] policies”.

The problem with that criticism? Based on voting records, Cheney is more supportive of the former president than he is.

Gaetz voted with Trump 85% of the time. Cheney voted with Trump 93% of the time.

He also criticized her for being part of the establishment. Problem is, they’ve been in Congress for the same amount of time.

And he said she was “doing all she can to seize power in Washington.”

She didn’t have to seize anything. After one term in office, she was voted — by her colleagues — to the third highest position in Congress.

Maybe this is why when asked about the Florida congressman’s visit, her office just made fun of it.

“Rep. Gaetz can leave his beauty bag at home. In Wyoming, the men don’t wear make-up,” a Cheney spokesperson told the Washington Examiner, alluding to a video where the Florida congressman is joyfully applying makeup before appearing on TV.

It’s not the first time, she’s ridiculed opposition. It’s an effective way of redirecting the conversation.

When Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul criticized her for “wanting perpetual war”, she took a shot at his height.

“Rand and I do have one thing in common, though. We’re both 5’2” tall,” she tweeted.

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Jimmy Orr

Executive Editor

A third-generation Wyomingite, Jimmy Orr is the executive editor and co-founder of Cowboy State Daily.