Wyoming Republican Rep. Liz Cheney and her GOP opposition, Harriet Hageman, took their primary battle to social media, after Cheney revealed that “Yellowstone” actor Kevin Costner was in her corner.
On Monday, Cheney tweeted an image of Costner wearing a black cowboy hat and a white t-shirt with the text “I’m for Liz Cheney,” while he was posing on the set of his hit western show. “Real men put country over party,” she captioned the photo.
Real men put country over party. pic.twitter.com/7FaJpahtll
— Liz Cheney (@Liz_Cheney) August 1, 2022
Cheney’s opponent, Hageman, who has former president Donald Trump’s support, after the congresswoman voted to impeach him after the Capitol riot last year, noted that the backing of a “liberal actor” holds little value to the state’s constituents.
“Yellowstone is a good show, but Kevin Costner is a pretend rancher in a Hollywood production shot mostly in Montana, not Wyoming,” she remarked. “And I’d bet that if he had to work a real ranch for a day, he’d call his agent to get him out of there.”
“I’ll take the support of the people of Wyoming any day of the week over a liberal actor who voted for Joe Biden,” Hageman said in a parting shot.
Her political advisor, Tim Murtaugh, jumped into the battle between political rivals, when he aimed several tweets at the sitting congresswoman. “So perfect,” he replied to the original post. “Hollywood liberals for Liz Cheney.”
The funny part is that @Liz_Cheney believes that a Kevin Costner endorsement helps her in Wyoming,” he wrote in a follow-up the next day.
Murtaugh saved the best for last when he reposted the same photo of Costner, but changed the phrase on his shirt to read: “I’m for Liz Cheney leaving office.” He captioned the photo, “This is better.”
— Tim Murtaugh (@TimMurtaugh) August 2, 2022