Even the leftist comedy sketch writers at “Saturday Night Live” recognize GOP Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney as a Republican in name only.
Over the weekend, SNL aired a game show skit where a panel of contestants had to guess whether subjects brought on stage were “Republican or not.”
The third and final guest whose political identity was in question was Rep. Cheney played by Cecily Strong.
“I’m a congresswoman from Wyoming, I’m endorsed by the NRA, and have an 80 percent rating from the American Conservative Union,” says Cheney.
After the contestants remained confused, the host emphasizes her family ties.
“She’s the daughter of Dick Cheney,” the moderator says.
Cheney is more straightforward.
“I’m a Republican,” she says, which leads the panel to guess Cheney is a Republican.
“Republican, she just said she’s a Republican,” one shouts.
“No, sorry, again that is wrong!” the host corrects. “The Wyoming Republican Party actually voted Representative Cheney out this week for opposing Donald Trump.”
“But, I am a Republican,” Cheney says on stage in a claim met with laughter.
“You might tell everybody that,” the host says. “Like it or not, you are the Rachel Dolezal of the Republican Party.”
Dolezal, who was NAACP president of the group’s Spokane chapter in Washington from 2014-2015, captured national attention six years ago when she was outed as a white woman pretending to be black.
Despite being born to white parents, Dolezal became a champion of the transracial movement and continued to identify as black.
“I identify as black,” she said on NBC’s “Today” in her first national television interview after a local reporter blew her cover. “I definitely am not white. Nothing about being white describes who I am.”
Indeed, Cheney claims to be Republican despite breaking from the party in some of the most defining moments of the prior 18 months, from promoting the fake news of Russian bounties placed on American soldiers at the height of the presidential election to coopting the Democrats’ domestic war on terror, i.e., political dissidents, in the form of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Jan. 6 Committee.
“No one will question, you know, my conservative credentials,” Cheney said in a September “60 Minutes” interview just after an endorsement from the radical left-wing group Occupy Democrats.
Cheney now faces a competitive primary challenge from the Trump-endorsed Wyoming attorney Harriet Hageman.