Providing further proof that she is out of touch with Wyoming values, Rep. Liz Cheney twice voted to require women to register for the draft, a provision included in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) passed by the House of Representatives last night. Cheney voted for the overall bill but also had expressed her specific support for forcing women to register to be drafted into military service by voting in favor of an amendment to that effect in committee.
Cheney voted for the amendment authored by Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) that eliminated the word “male” from the description of citizens who are required to file with the Selective Service System. The amendment passed with Cheney’s support and was included in the larger legislation. The Senate must still act on the measure.
Harriet Hageman, Republican candidate for the House of Representatives in Wyoming, today issued the following statement:
“Liz Cheney is stuck so deep in the Washington, D.C. swamp that she has lost all touch with common sense and reason. She is pandering yet again to the woke mob in another effort to appease liberals and burnish her resume for her inevitable gig as a CNN political commentator. Wyoming did not send Liz Cheney to Congress to draft our daughters, granddaughters, nieces, and sisters into military service.
“Women have significant roles in our armed forces today, as it should be, and we should celebrate those who choose a career in service to this country. But requiring women to be subjected to the draft is a social experiment run amok. The NDAA is an important piece of legislation that must be adopted, and there are often provisions in it that not everyone agrees with. But the time to stand up to the boneheaded idea to draft women was when it was offered in committee, and Liz Cheney failed us again.”