Congressional candidate Harriet Hageman has doubled down on her claims that her Republican primary opponent U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney is not a true Wyomingite by creating a spoof website called “Liz Cheney for Virginia.”
The website LizCheneyForVa.com portrays Cheney as a Virginia resident who is working for the priorities of that state.
Cheney spokesman Jeremy Adler did not immediately return Cowboy State Daily’s request for comment on Monday.
In an ad posted on her YouTube channel, also titled “Cheney for Virginia,” Hageman continued to question Cheney’s commitment to representing Wyoming, a topic she has frequently addressed in her campaign.
“Liz Cheney clearly doesn’t know what being a representative means,” Hageman said. “She’s not representing us. She’s not representing Wyoming. She’s not representing our values. Let’s send her home … to Virginia.”
The spoof website invites visitors to get to know Cheney’s hometown in Fairfax County, Virginia and links to a tourism website all about the attractions in the area. It also claims she bases her family in northern Virginia.
Hageman campaign manager Carly Miller told Cowboy State Daily on Monday that even the “New York Times” noticed Cheney rarely visited Wyoming and was more comfortable with Washington D.C. elites near her “true home” in Virginia.
“It’s where she’s able to be with people, like Democrats and Mitt Romney, who agree with her on continuously attacking President Trump, enriching defense contractors, and catering to D.C. insiders,” Miller said. “The website is just a way to provide voters more information about who Liz Cheney is, where she’s from, and whose interests she’s representing, because Wyoming doesn’t factor into any of those things.”
The website also claims Cheney is fighting for northern Virginia Democrats.
“Liz has spent her time in Congress fighting the fights Northern Virginian Democrats truly care about, like impeaching President Donald Trump and investigating the Trump Administration and its allies,” the website reads. “These are the issues that matter most to you, and Liz has been going toe-to-toe with any Republican who disagrees with her.”
The website also identifies Cheney as the “biggest advocate of endless wars” in Congress.
“Liz’s goal has always been to preserve conflict overseas and get the U.S. involved in never ending wars to ensure that her friends in defense consulting and weapons production can continue to get rich off the backbone of our troops,” the website reads.
It also features quotes from Democratic politicians, such as Vice President Kamala Harris and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, praising Cheney for her willingness to stand up to her fellow Republicans following the impeachment of Trump and for her serving on the Jan. 6 committee investigating the events of the 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol.
A donate button leads to the Hageman campaign website.
Cheney was removed from her position as House Conference chair last year after voting for the impeachment of Trump and she was censured by the Republican National Committee last month for serving on the congressional committee investigating the events surrounding the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol.
Prior to her impeachment vote, Cheney voted with Trump more than 90% of the time.
Hageman is being endorsed by Trump in her effort to unseat Cheney.