Liz Cheney is no stranger to controversy. Ever since January 6th, 2021, her determination to get to the truth about the riot on the Capitol has ruffled many feathers. She has been outcast and ostracized from The GOP in Washington and the Republican party in her home state of Wyoming, where she was essentially excommunicated.

None of that has deterred Cheney from her missions.

She was only a handful of Republicans with any gravitas to speak truth to power, and she has continued on that warpath despite different partisan bodies casting her out.

The ex-Jan.6 committee Vice Chair and daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney spoke on Monday night about “the future of bipartisanship” at an event at New York City’s 92nd Street Y.

She summed up America’s biggest political problem in just 3 words — “We’re electing idiots.”

The line garnered a lot of applause at the event. But she didn’t stop there and expanded on that theme.

“What we’ve done in our politics is create a situation where we’re electing idiots.” After the applause died down, she continued, “and so, I don’t look at it through the lens of, is this what I should do or what I shouldn’t do. I look at it through the lens of, how do we elect serious people? She also added,  “and I think electing serious people can’t be partisan.”

Her comments were well received in the room, and many political observers would probably agree with her assessment. On the national level, the House of Representatives has turned into a circus. The 15 votes the GOP took just to elect Kevin McCarthy to the speakership when he was the only real candidate for the job is an example many would point to. Jim Jordan’s “weaponization of government” committee has been, in itself, an obvious, yet thankfully ineffective weapon of government itself. James Comer makes the Keystone Cops look like a serious law enforcement agency in the way he has tried to make accusations about President Biden and his family only to show them dissolve.

And we haven’t even gotten to talking about the sideshows that people like Marjorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert have put on. Or the sham of a “censure” against Adam Schiff for dutifully carrying out his roles in the impeachment process and January 6th Committee.

In various state legislatures, book bans and anti-trans legislation have dominated agendas instead of helping people economically and bringing health care costs down where they can.

Then there’s the Trump scandals. We’ll save that for another time.

Liz Cheney has hinted at a Presidential run. It is unclear whether she could gain much traction as an outsider candidate in the GOP. She certainly would never run as a Democrat, and a 3rd party run would also seem unlikely.

But regardless of her Presidential ambitions, it is clear that Liz Cheney is not going to back off of her mission to speak truth to power, no matter what the consequences are.