Hollywood star Kevin Costner has just doomed his own hit TV show “Yellowstone” by publicly endorsing Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) in the Republican Wyoming primary.
Cheney’s days in Congress now appear to be numbered after she abandoned her own constituents to join the Democrats’ anti-Trump Jan. 6 campaign in Washington D.C.
After President Donald Trump endorsed her primary challenger, Harriet Hageman, Cheney’s hopes of holding onto her congressional seat have all but evaporated.
However, Cheney has just landed the endorsement of Costner.
She proudly promoted the endorsement on social media, captioning a picture of Costner wearing a shirt that said: “I’m for Liz Cheney.”
“Real men put country over party,” she added.
Real men put country over party. pic.twitter.com/7FaJpahtll
— Liz Cheney (@Liz_Cheney) August 1, 2022
Costner, who has a history of supporting Dem candidates, said in 2020 about his politics: “I vote for who I think has the best interests of the country and how we sit in the world.
“The Democratic Party doesn’t represent everything that I think, and neither does the Republican Party right now — at all.
“So, I find it too limiting.”
Nevertheless, Costner may have backed the wrong horse in this race.
As Slay News previously reported, CNN went to Wyoming looking for Cheney voters and instead found a GOP electorate angry at Dick Cheney’s daughter.
CNN’s Randi Kaye said: “At Frontier Days in Cheyenne, Wyoming, we found plenty of Republican voters bucking the Cheney name, and vowing not to support Congresswoman Liz Cheney for a fourth term.”
“Are you planning to vote for Liz Cheney?” Kaye asked voter Sharon Tuggle who said, “Hell no, she’s done us dirty.
“Look at how she’s done Trump.
“She is supposed to be supporting him.
“She is a Republican for crying out loud!”
Kaye asked other Wyoming voters in the segment.
“Absolutely not,” said voter Andrew Kahler.
“Personally, I think she’s had three too many,” said another voter.
“I find her work on the Jan. 6 committee just repulsive,” said another voter.
“It’s all a hoax. It’s all propaganda,” said Kahler.
“Has nothing to do with anything. It’s a witch hunt.”
“She has been an embarrassment,” said another voter.
“She doesn’t know what her constituents want here anymore because she’s lost touch with the values of the people,” said another voter.
“I don’t feel like she supports her people here in Wyoming anymore,” another voter said.
“The things that she’s voting for don’t really reflect what the people here in Wyoming feel.”
CNN found just two Cheney supporters at Frontier Days.
“If they’re going to bow down and kiss the ring, I think I don’t want that from my representative,” said voter Dean Dexter.
“I want somebody who has the Constitution first and foremost in their mind.
“She’s got it even stronger now. She’s making a sacrifice.
“She is made a stand and she’s saying something is wrong and I agree with her.
“And each though that has a tremendous personal sacrifice.”
“I believe that she has a lot of that integrity also,” said voter Sean McKee.
“She wants to maintain the integrity of the state.
“She wants to make it to where it’s not so much federally controlled.”
Cheney’s office points to her remarks in June: “I’m asking for your vote and I’m asking you to understand that I will never violate my oath of office, and if you’re looking for somebody who will, then you need to vote for somebody else on this stage because I won’t.” pic.twitter.com/zdZ5Chh2sa
— Mary Margaret Olohan (@MaryMargOlohan) August 1, 2022