Almost all of the Republican candidates for Wyoming’s lone congressional seat were on hand in Casper this weekend for a candidate's forum. Not in attendance were incumbent U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney and state Senator Anthony Bouchard.

In the past, Liz Cheney would not attend debates because she was so far ahead of her opponents that attending a debate with them would only help to make people aware that they were even running. That can't be said this time. But she still did not attend.

Also not in attendance was Anthony Bouchard. A spokesperson for his campaign, April Poley, had him using the same excuse Liz Cheney has used in the past. Why attend when he is so far ahead of all of his challengers?

This caused Karl Miller to post the following questions, in all caps, on social media, along with the meme below:

WHY ARE LIZ CHENEY AND ANTHONY BOUCHARD HIDING FROM THE WYOMING VOTERS?

BOTH REFUSE TO PARTICIPATE IN OPEN CONGRESSIONAL FORUMS AND OPEN DEBATES. 

WHY ARE THEY AFRAID? WHAT ARE THEY HIDING?

This particular political forum was hosted by the conservative political action committee America First. It was held at the Ramkota Hotel in Casper.

Get our free mobile app

“Mark my words: any candidate that is not in the room tonight is not getting elected in 2022,” K.W. Miller said The podcast of the forum is below for you to watch.

Mr. Bouchard's spokeswoman, April Poley, wrote on social media this weekend the reasons for her candidates not attending in Mr. Bouchard's usual attack, slash and burn style.

"So, just to be clear, a guy from Florida (Karl Miller) comes to Wyoming and hosts a congressional forum in Casper. Mrs. Poley wrote. Everyone running attended except Anthony Bouchard and Liz Cheney.'

“Anthony is way out in the lead. He has no reason to attend a forum right now or any other event that involves his opponents,” Poley wrote.

“He has repeatedly attacked Anthony Bouchard and the campaign, but Anthony was expected to say, ‘yes sir, right away sir’ when K.W. the narcissist told him he needed to attend his forum?” Poley wrote. “You can call Anthony many things but ‘butt kisser’ is not one of them. There was absolutely no way Anthony was going to show up for something involving K.W. Miller.”

Liz Cheney has made some appearances around the state, but so far only in rooms full of her supporters.

Driving Wyoming's Badwater Road

A road trip through Wyoming backcountry shows the gorgeous sights and long history The Cowboy State has to offer.