Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY) announced today that he will not be seeking reelection in 2020. The 75-year-old chair of the Senate Budget Committee says he will try to serve the country in other ways.
“I have much to get done in the next year and a half,” Enzi said according to the Casper Star-Tribune. “I want to focus on budget reform. I don’t want to be burdened by the distractions of another campaign. After this year, I’ll find other ways to serve.”
Congresswoman Liz Cheney ran against him in the primaries before his most recent victory.
This could be a huge opportunity for Cheney to step up and get into the Senate. The outspoken Congresswoman has been able to maintain a high profile despite being in the lower chamber for such a small state. Jumping up to the Senate will give her even more clout within the Republican Party.
The question the people of Wyoming must answer is whether or not Cheney represents their values. Is she just a neocon clone of her father, who is a legend in the state, or is she an actual conservative? So far, her voting record does not demonstrate pure adherence to conservative principles.
“The American people need to know that money is being used effectively because frankly, the nation can’t afford careless spending, no matter how well-intentioned.” – Mike Enzi
With a Liberty Score of 66% (which unfortunately is around the middle of the pack for Republicans) a conservative sliding into that spot would be greatly appreciated. Liz Cheney talks like a conservative, but is she?