Has Liz claimed the mantle of “more conservative” or is the MSM trying to stir up a battle. I suspect she’s trying to “Booker” him..make him declare his intentions early on..at 69..he’d have a safe, and east, general election..but he may not want to face a tough primary...and that may prove her point, and mine..that we need more new, fresh blood in the GOP senate..
The One Nation PAC in California is trying to drum up grassroots support for his her bid by collecting 50,000 signatures in favor of “drafting” her for the Senate, and presenting Liz Cheney as the “more conservative” option.
Here’s the evil “RINO” she’d be replacing:
Mike Enzi (R-WY)
Enzi won a tight primary for election to the U.S. Senate in 1996 and was re-elected by large margins in 2002 and 2008. Since his election, he has consistently been ranked as one of the most conservative members of the Senate. He has a lifetime ACU rating of 92% and was ranked by National
Journal as the sixth-most conservative U.S. Senator in its March 2007 conservative/liberal rankings.
On social issues, Enzi is strongly conservative. He opposes all types of abortion and has voted in favor of proposals that would provide restrictions on the procedure for minors, those stationed on military bases, and other groups. He has voted in favor of failed constitutional amendments that suggested banning gay marriage and flag desecration. Enzi also is a strong supporter of gun rights and is ranked very favorably by the National Rifle Association. In April 2013, Senator Enzi was one of forty-six senators to vote against the passing of a bill which would have expanded background checks for all gun buyers. Enzi voted with 40 Republicans and 5 Democrats to stop the passage of the bill. NY Times predicted a 0% chance of Senator Enzi voting Yay on the bill.
Enzi has voted for the repeal of legislation governing such things as the estate tax and the “marriage penalty.” Enzi is a signer of Americans for Tax Reforms Taxpayer Protection Pledge.He supports partial privatization of Social Security and has consistently voted against measures to expand Medicare or to enroll more children or lower-class individuals in public health care.
Enzi takes a hard-line view on illegal immigration and has been rated highly by groups that support tighter border controls. He has voted in favor of the construction of a fence along the U.S.-Mexican border and against the implementation of guest worker programs.