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The Times podcast: Why Wyoming’s ‘brand’ hates Liz Cheney

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Liz Cheney political director Amy Womack gives resident Neal Hibschweiler a “Cheney For Wyoming” sign for his front lawn on June 10, 2022, in Casper, Wyo. Hibschweiler, a registered Democrat, stopped to ask for the signs when he saw the campaign workers. After watching Cheney on TV during the Jan. 6 hearings, he decided to send her campaign $25.
(Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)

You might know Liz Cheney for her recent leadership of the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol insurrection. Her prominent role in the televised hearings has boosted her status nationally, but back home in conservative Wyoming, Cheney in effect has been disowned. Her vote to impeach President Trump and the decision to take part in the investigation have forced her into a sort of exile from her home state.

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Today, we dive into why. Read the full transcript here.

Host: Gustavo Arellano

Guests: L.A. Times staff writer Arit John

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About The Times

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