As the party met in Salt Lake City this week, the leaders of the Wyoming GOP privately signed a special letter that would allow the national party to financially support Harriet Hageman, Cheney’s primary challenger. The letter officially recognizes Hageman as the presumptive nominee for the seat.
In response to the party passing the “Rule 11” resolution that could fund Cheney’s challenger, a spokesman for Cheney said: “Wyoming Party Chairman Frank Eathorne and the Republican National Committee are trying to assert their will and take away the voice of the people of Wyoming before a single vote has even been cast.”
Actually, smearing shit on the walls of the Capitol is a little non-verbal to count as “discourse” of any kind, but that’s besides the point. And if Ronna No Maiden Name has hooked the RNC onto a king ratfcker like David Bossie, then she truly is lost. But seriously, can anybody really be shocked by this news? (These same people are after Adam Kinzinger, too.) Let’s look at this purely as politics. It is now beyond axiomatic that the Trumpists have won control of the Republican Party. That’s where the power obviously lies. That’s going to be the source of any Republican gains in the midterms. That’s who Kevin McCarthy is going to owe his speakership, if he gets it, which is far from a sure thing.