Victoria Eavis – May 26, 2022
Rep. Liz Cheney officially filed to run for U.S. House on Thursday, announcing her reelection bid in a video that focused on her allegiance to the U.S. Constitution.
The announcement, one day before the filing deadline, puts to rest any speculation that she might have bowed out ahead of a tough election fight.
“If we set aside our founding principles for the politics of the moment, the miracle of our constitutional republic will slip away,” she says in the video. “We must not let that happen.”
In a nod to her Wyoming roots, Cheney referenced “The Code of the West, the state’s official code.
“In Wyoming, we know what it means to ride for the brand,” Cheney said. “We live in the greatest nation God has ever created, and our brand is the United States Constitution.”
In June 1852, my family first came to Wyoming, walking across the Mormon Trail. A few generations later, my great grandparents raised four daughters and a son at Midwest on the edge of the Salt Creek Oil Fields. One of those little girls, my grandmother Edna, grew up to become the first woman to serve as deputy sheriff of Natrona County. I am proud and grateful beyond measure to my parents, my grandparents, my great-grandparents and all the men and women of courage and grit who came west seeking freedom and who built—and have served – our great state.
Serving as Wyoming’s congresswoman is the highest honor of my professional life. We have accomplished much together over the last five years. We have much left to do, and big challenges in the years to come, both at home and abroad.
As we work together to fight for Wyoming and the issues that matter to us, there are some things you can count on: when I know something is wrong, I will say so. I won’t waver or back down. I won’t surrender to pressure or intimidation. I know where to draw the line, and I know that some things aren’t for sale. That’s the Code of the West and that’s what Wyoming voters deserve and expect. Truth. Resolve. Duty. Integrity. Honor.
In Wyoming, we know what it means to ride for the brand. We live in the greatest nation God has ever created, and our brand is the United States Constitution.
Men and women have died in every generation to defend our freedom. If our generation does not stand for truth, the rule of law and our Constitution, if we set aside our founding principles for the politics of the moment, the miracle of our constitutional republic will slip away. We must not let that happen.
I’m asking you to join me, to reject the lies, to rise above the toxic politics, to defend our freedom, to do what we all know is right. I’m asking you to cast your eyes to the future, a future that we will build together. A future where we can tell our children and our grandchildren that when our time of testing came, we did not falter and we did not fail.
Some things have to matter. American freedom, the rule of law, our founding principles, the foundations of our republic matter. What we do in this election in Wyoming matters.
I’m Liz Cheney. I’m running for re-election, and I am asking for your vote because this is a fight we must win.