Cheney voted for the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act (S. 2938), which “is a package of different gun control proposals stitched together with school safety and mental health provisions,” the Heritage Foundation stated. Cheney voted on the 80 page bill just 72 hours after the legislative text was revealed. “Expecting members to understand the impacts of an 80-page bill in just 72 hours is irresponsible, not to mention the fact that it prevents the American people from weighing in on the package and having their voices heard.”
Cheney voted for The CHIPS Act (H.R. 4346), which said to make America less competitive with China than more competitive with $250 billion dollars of blended “corporate welfare with industrial policy,” the Heritage Foundation stated. “The bill includes $52 billion in financial incentives to the highly profitable semiconductor industry, $80 billion in increased funding to universities through the National Science Foundation (NSF), $10 billion for centrally planned regional technology hubs,’ and nearly $50 billion in funding for research at the Department of Energy.”
Cheney voted for the $1.5 Trillion Omnibus & Supplemental Package that spends $1.5 trillion on radical President Joe Biden’s policy initiatives “with an attached $13.6 billion for aid to Ukraine,” the Heritage Foundation calculated. “It fails to reverse the COVID-19 emergency or the Biden administration’s vaccine mandates, as conservative leaders have called for, and doubles down on the Green New Deal style government subsidies for green energy and climate policies.”
4: Creation of January 6 Committee
Cheney voted to create Pelosi’s partisan January 6 Committee. She was one of two Republicans to side with Pelosi, who appointed her vice chairwoman of the committee.
“Since January 6th, the courage of my party’s leaders has faded. But the threat to our Republic has not. On an almost daily basis, Donald Trump repeats the same statements that provoked violence before. His attacks on our Constitution are accelerating. Our responsibility is to confront these threats, not appease and deflect,” she said upon accepting the position.
5: Impeachment of Donald Trump
Cheney voted to impeach Donald Trump with nine other Republican members in 2021. If Cheney loses her primary bid against Trump-endorsed Harriet Hageman on Tuesday, only two pro-impeachment Republicans would remain in Congress after taking the vote. Cheney’s defeat would solidify the 2021 impeachment vote as one of the most career-wrecking votes in congressional history.
Four opted to retire and not compete in a GOP primary, and with Rep. Peter Meijer (R-MI) and Rep. Tom Rice’s (R-SC) primary ousters, only two impeachment Republicans could remain. The impeachment Republicans who did not bother to run in 2022 are Reps. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH), Fred Upton (R-MI), and John Katko (R-NY). The impeachment Republicans who are projected to keep their seats in November are Reps. David Valadao (R-CA) and Dan Newhouse (R-WA).
Follow Wendell Husebø on Twitter @WendellHusebø. He is the author of Politics of Slave Morality.