Franken, who left office after being a disgraced target of the #MeToo movement, claimed hilariously that his support of the despised Cheney will “carry a lot of weight” with Wyoming Republicans. The state’s Republican party no longer even recognizes her as a member in good standing.
“I’ve decided to endorse [Cheney] for the Republican nomination for the House seat In Wyoming it’s my first time endorsing in a GOP primary. But I think Al Franken’s support will carry a lot of weight with WY Republicans,” he tweeted.
In fact, Cheney faces a mathematically impossible path to victory in her primary challenge, with recent polls putting opponent Harriet Hageman in the lead by nearly 30 points. Knowing that Republicans will not show up for her, Cheney and her team have turned to Democrats to save her hide — to no avail.
“If it’s a big Republican vote, there aren’t enough Democrats to change it, even if we all crossed over,” former Wyoming Gov. Mike Sullivan told CNN.
“When looking only at residents who say they are Republican and likely voters in the primary, we actually see Hageman leading by roughly 50 points,” Brian Harnisch, director of the University of Wyoming’s Wyoming Survey and Analysis Center, told Newsweek.