Liz Cheney gets Kevin Costner's endorsement and adds, 'real men put country over party'

Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., tweeted actor Kevin Costner’s endorsement of her, noting “real men put country over party.”

Cheney, who has been in the spotlight for her position on the House Jan. 6 committee investigating the Capitol attack, and her criticism of former President Donald Trump, tweeted on Monday a photo of Costner in a T-shirt that read “I’M FOR LIZ CHENEY.”

Her opposition to the former president has cost her support within her party, including in her home state of Wyoming.

Cheney faces Harriet Hageman, a Trump-endorsed lawyer, in the Aug. 16 primary in Wyoming.

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The state is conservative, so the winner of the primary will be seen as the likely winner of the general election.

Real men put country over party. pic.twitter.com/7FaJpahtll

— Liz Cheney (@Liz_Cheney) August 1, 2022

Costner, who stars in the Paramount show “Yellowstone,” considers himself independent. In 2020, he said, “I vote for who I think has the best interests of the country and how we sit in the world,” he said in an interview with The Daily Beast.

He also backed Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg’s 2020 presidential campaign.

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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Liz Cheney touts Kevin Costner’s endorsment in a tweet

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