By Leo Wolfson, Cowboy State Daily
Vowing to fight against Democrats in Congress if elected to replace U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney, Harriet Hageman told her cheering supporters on Saturday she is determined to defeat the three-term congresswoman.
Hageman, speaking to about 10,000 people at the Save America Rally at the Ford Wyoming Center in Casper, offered a laundry list of items she intends to battle in Washington, D.C.
“We’re fed up with the Democrats who want to destroy our country and take away our rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution,” she said.
Hageman took the stage around 4:25 p.m., following a series of national and state political figures who all expressed their support for her in her GOP primary race for Wyoming’s lone U.S. House seat.
Her promise to defeat Cheney brought an enormous roar from the audience, with nearly every spectator standing up.
She referred to Cheney as a “Virginian,” and said constituents have told her they are fed up with the federal government, baby formula shortages, gas prices, fertilizer prices, illegal immigration, fentanyl and the overall supply chain.
She also criticized the Green New Deal and attacks by the Biden Administration on fossil fuel industries.
“In short, we’re fed up with inflation,” she said.
Hageman ramped up from here, moving on to bread and butter conservative talking points and Cheney.
Hageman started her speech promoting her Wyoming heritage and upbringing.
“I know what it means to ride for the brand,” she said. “I have fought for Wyoming and will fight for you in Washington D.C.
Hageman, a land and water attorney, said she will protect Wyoming residents’ liberties and said on Aug. 16, “we’re taking our country back.”
Hageman entered the race for U.S. House in September and won Trump’s endorsement just hours later.
Cheney and Trump have been at odds since Cheney began criticizing Trump’s claims that the presidential election of 2020 was stolen from him.
She also voted for his impeachment an allegations he incited the invasion at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.